Archive: Apr 2010

  1. GPI Design & Marlite: Taking “Integrated” One Step Further

    Lightable walls that are easy to specify and even easier to install. To bring truly integrated feature walls to designers and architects, GPI Design and Marlite will be forming a strategic alliance. Just came back from a great meeting over Mexican lunch with some key players from Marlite, a wall systems company out of Dover, […]

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  2. Standing On Your Desk: Staying Invigorated in the Design Process

    My first professor in architecture school concluded our first quarter of design lab by suddenly ordering us to get up from our seats. He instructed, “Walk four feet to your right”. We all glanced at each other, puzzled, wondering why he interrupted our deep stares into our Mac computer screens plastered in AutoCAD and Photoshop. […]

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  3. 5 Tips for Designing with Backlit Onyx

    Onyx itself is a luxurious material, and when integrated with the proper backlighting techniques the layers and depth of the stone is further brought to life.  You’re investing money and design time into this natural product, so consider the following tips to properly showcase its natural beauty: 1. Choose a stone that has significant visible […]

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  4. Driverless Podcars At Sustainable Masdar City Development

    If walls could talk, then our newest installation at Masdar City’s Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Station would have a lot to say. The LED backlit glass feature walls (below) frame the entrances into the city’s futuristic transportation hub, soon to house the latest cutting edge trend in sustainable transportation. The PRT Station is implementing the […]

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  5. Quick Guide to LED Lighting Systems for Sustainable Building Design and LEED credits

    Acronyms galore.  The letters “L”, “E”, and “D” on my keyboard are going to be worn out after this blog post! Lighting systems typically constitute the highest energy use in commercial buildings. The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) has recognized the energy savings potential in general lighting systems, and LED lighting systems can be a […]

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  6. 10 Design Elements for Creating Commercial Feature Walls

    Have you ever seen an over scaled-zebra striped-curved-colored-lighted  wall with varying panel sizes and gaping reveals?  We haven’t, but there’s probably a reason for that. All of the conflicting visual elements would cause nausea and headaches for any sane designer! In a primary space in your commercial interior design, you’ve allocated a prominent wall which […]

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