Roofing system complements colorful kids’ resort

Metal panels were installed on the roof of the eye-catching Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida. Photo courtesy Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Children with life-threatening illnesses can delight in the whimsical architecture of Give Kids the World Village. Located in Kissimmee, Florida, the 32-ha (79-acre) resort has served more than 140,000 children and families from all 50 states, and 75 countries, since its founding nearly 30 years ago.

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New Parkland Hospital makes history

Proprietary metal panels made from aluminum composite material (ACM) grace New Parkland Hospital’s façade. Photo courtesy HDR Architects

When Dallas’ original Parkland Hospital was built in 1894, it was a simple clapboard structure. Today, the New Parkland Hospital spans more than 185,806 m2 (2 million sf) and its façade comprises a proprietary system of metal panels.

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Art gallery visitors see the light of day

A thermally advanced curtain wall helps visitors to the Clark Visitor Center in Williamstown, Mass., enjoy the woodlands surrounding it. Photos courtesy Wausau Window and Wall Systems

A two-story glass lobby featuring a thermally advanced curtain wall is the focal point of the Clark Visitor Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, the new building is part of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s 15-year, $145-million expansion.

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ACM panels glam up Baccarat Hotel

The northern and southern façades of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences are clad in shimmering glass. Photos courtesy Reynobond. Photos by Mark Kempf Photography.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences is a 184-m (605-ft) tall mixed-use building located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City. It stands out not only for its views of Manhattan landmarks, but also for its articulated shimmering metal skin and glass façade, meant to embody the elegance of Baccarat, the luxury crystal brand founded by King Louis XV of France more than 250 years ago.

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