Although it may seem like a small part of the project, correctly understanding impact insulation class/sound transmission class (IIC/STC) ratings as well as choosing acoustical underlayments can have an immense effect on the lifetime profitability of a project and value of repeat clients and customers.
Spacesmith’s design for Part of the Solution (POTS) office in Bronx, New York, includes a full-service kitchen and dining area, food pantry, counselling offices, a clothing exchange, showers, a barber shop, and medical suites.
When designing building entryways, especially highly visible and heavily trafficked ones, architects and specifiers must successfully achieve precision, performance, and beauty (the triple threat) simultaneously.
Rooftop amenity spaces have become common selling points of luxurious multifamily, office, and hotel buildings in competitive real estate markets. These inviting spaces are frequently included in new construction, but are also gaining popularity during retrofits of existing roof spaces.
To meet the growing interest in urban vegetable gardening and raise awareness of healthy eating and food self-sufficiency, several organizations are constructing buildings and sites devoted to the ‘edible education’ trend.