September 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007
September 26, 2007
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Top News

Thom Talks
Want to know what’s on Thom Mayne’s mind? We did. ARCHI-TECH Managing Editor Maureen Patterson sits down with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect to get his take on technology, social responsibility, and the nature of architecture.
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Glass Courtyard a ‘Living Organism’

The Jewish Museum Berlin has added another architectural attraction with the completion of a glass-and-steel courtyard designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. A transparent roof covers the 6,480-square-foot space with convoluted glass façades that mirror the sky and trees of the museum’s garden, creating what the architect likens to a “living organism.”
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PHOTO: Ellerbe Becket
Cavaliers Score New Practice Facility
Although the Cleveland Cavaliers fell just short of an NBA Championship, their new practice facility is a slam dunk. The innovative $20 million facility, crowned Cleveland Clinic Courts, raises the bar for professional training venues. Environmentally conscious landscaping includes a recalculating retention pond. Inside, large expanses of glass take advantage of views and maximize daylighting. Video coaching capabilities, a team theatre, full media facilities, and broadcast capabilities round out the facility. Read the complete article …
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Panasonic F-100 Series Projectors

Projector installation isn’t without its obstacles. But now there’s a projector that gets around them. The Panasonic F100 Series. With its Horizontal and Vertical lens shift feature and 2X zoom, you can mount it at unlikely angles – around the sprinklers, smoke detectors, vents and hanging pipes.

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AIA/CES Technology Classroom

Sustainable Benefits of Underfloor Service Distribution
To recycle existing buildings, as well as maximize floor-to-ceiling heights in both old and new structure designs, buildings professionals are turning to access floors for their sustainable advantages and design options.
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Berkeley City College First in Class to Achieve Silver Status
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Terrazzo Floor? Heritage Glass!

With the increasing interest in green building, a glass terrazzo floor offers an eco-friendly option. The durability and low maintenance of a terrazzo floor ensures use and enjoyment for years to come. Few other floorings can boast of the advantages of a terrazzo floor. Its design can be as limitless as the creative process. 

Learn more about terrazzo flooring and earn AIA/CES credit by reading "The Beauty of Designing Sustainable Terrazzo Flooring" and taking the associated test.

ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Register for the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn webinar series, produced in partnership with InfoComm International. Each webinar will feature the 2007 AV Award winners from the InfoComm International Trade Show. Learn firsthand how the AV design and technology challenges were met, from the people who met them in these “best-practice” case studies. Architects can earn one AIA credit by attending, and InfoComm International Members can earn one RU credit.

Each webinar is 60 minutes long and takes place at 12:00 p.m. Central time
(1 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Mountain, and 10 a.m. Pacific).
Registration is FREE.
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Resource Center

September 19, 2007 Libya Unveils Ecotourism Project
September 12, 2007 High-Tech Hospital Has Historic, Maritime Flavor
September 05, 2007 Green Newspaper Building Makes Cents
August 29, 2007 Taking Green to the Bank
August 22, 2007 Where Art Thou Romeo?
August 15, 2007 Museum Re-enacts History’s Heroism
August 08, 2007 Building a Zero-Energy Commercial Office

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