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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Perforated Power Plant Becomes Beacon At Night When Fire Burns Within

Incineration Line, Erick van Egeraat, Industrial Design, Roskilde, Photography by Tim van de Velde Industrial buildings are notorious eyesores, as the core objective of the facility is its functionality and less importance is given to the exterior design. But what if aesthetics were a major factor in the construction of industrial facilities? (more…)

Vibrant Alucobond Color-Coding System Aids In Hospital Navigation

Marne la Vallee Hospital, Jossigny, France, Brunet Saunier Architecture, Alucobond Spectra, Healthcare Design

Project Name: Marne-la-Vallée Hospital
Project Location: Jossigny, France
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Various Colors
Architect: Brunet Saunier Architecture
Photography: Brunet Saunier Architecture
There is a considerable emphasis on the durability of the materials chosen in healthcare design, as reconstruction due to interior or exterior building degradation could be disruptive to patient care. Healthcare facilities are often not the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs, with primary objectives being technological efficiency and patient comfort. However, as more research is obtained regarding the relationship between building efficiency and patient care, a higher volume of healthcare designs emerge with incorporating these core goals with more attractive designs. (more…)