Deep dive into roller shades

November 13th, 2020

Interior shade can be an important aspect of how people perceive the comfort of a room in terms of lighting, temperature and acoustics. While people may take that shading for granted, says Colin Blackford, director of business development at Mermet USA, the right type of shading gives “occupants a sense of control over their environment.” […]

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Mood art at the Microsoft Research Center

April 1st, 2020

An art installation that smiles back Programmed to react to human expression, Ada is driven by artificial intelligence in real time, offering multiple opportunities for participants to interact with the sculpture, which changes color and light depending on the mood in the room. Photos: Jake Knapp. Walk into the atrium of Building 99, a Microsoft […]

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Birdair to top $19 million Florida parking garage

November 11th, 2015

Birdair Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has been chosen to both clad and top a new $19-million parking garage providing 609 parking spaces near the Pompano Fishing Pier in Pompano Beach, Fla. The structure will feature 16 sail-shaped façade canopies and 15 identical rooftop PTFE membrane units. The total surface area of membrane will be more than […]

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