The Pablo Center at the Confluence in Wisconsin fits into its site where the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers meet, using traditional and practical building systems such as insulated metal panels (IMPs).
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the building façade of the Westin Tampa Waterfront in Tampa Bay, Florida, is often subjected to the negative effects of rain, wind, high humidity, saltwater corrosion, bright sun, and soaring temperatures. Rapid fading and chalking of painted exteriors in the area is a problem that could be expensive and time-consuming to repair, as well as cause disruption to building occupants and visitors.
In a Queen’s neighborhood in New York City, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects (MBB) completed the expansion and renovation of one of the borough’s largest elementary schools. Doubling the size, they created a new building, learning spaces, and other community amenities in the crowded district.
Earlier this month, West Soho’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, rose to its full 30-story height. Paris- and New York-based architects combined classic New York design and a French aesthetic to the building and wove it into the urban fabric of the historic streetscape.
The costs of cleaning efflorescence from grout joints and tile surfaces can range from a lost day on a callback to a financial fortune, depending on the size and type of project on which it occurs. For example, to acid-wash tile on one large project, remediation costs exceeded $100,000 for the labor and the scaffolding.