Robotics developer Innovation First International in Greenville, Texas, has utilized metal panels for its building envelope system to add an all-metal aesthetic, provide insulation, and create modularity.
When plans were being developed for the new Hotel Interurban in the close-in Seattle suburb of Tukwila, Washington, the adjectives ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ were high on the list, given the region’s tech-focused economy. Asian and Native American references were also important, to reflect the region’s cultural heritage.
Designs have been unveiled for the Los Angeles Clippers’ new arena in Inglewood, California. The proposed project has a three-dimensional oval design with an exterior made of diamond-shaped metal panels inspired by the concept of a basketball swishing through a net.
The new Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, was born of tragedy. An overnight fire destroyed the hospital’s previous building and killed animals sleeping in the kennel area. In the plans to rebuild, the owners wanted a high level of fire protection and also a design reflecting the area’s agricultural heritage. Metal roof and wall panels helped with both these goals.
The Myrtle Beach Middle School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a vision of the future, in both its eye-catching design and award-winning performance. The school, like four others opened by the Horry County School District (HCSD), is engineered to be net-energy positive, meaning they generate more energy than they use over the course of the year.