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When American architect Louis Sullivan coined the phrase “form ever follows function, and this is the law,” it’s unlikely he ever imagined a future in which buildings could respond to the environment. This month, D+D In Depth delves into the innovative and artistic realm of responsive, kinetic facades. We also explore performance considerations for SPF roofing systems, the role color plays in retail environments, and the coatings lineup for upcoming industry conferences. — AMY WOODALL, EDITOR

Dynamic Architectural Facades Combine Inventive Form and Function

BY BILLY ROSBOTTOM, STO CORP.

Some architecture strives to create harmony between nature and the built world, but these days, buildings can be constructed with exterior functionalities that allow them to respond to changing environmental conditions — and enhance building performance.


SPF Roofing and Coatings Systems: Considerations for Performance, Application and Sales

BY RICK DUNCAN, PE, PH.D., SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM ALLIANCE

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is considered a highly durable building material boasting numerous benefits. Get to know more about how it holds up under extreme weather conditions, as well as installation and coatings considerations.


Pratt & Lambert Paints

Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

BY BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail environment, based on the psychological and even physiological responses color evokes. But physical space, texture, end goals and the target audience also each play a strong role in those selections.


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

BY AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and related materials play a prominent role in the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, to be held April 27-29 in Orlando.


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

BY AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping owners, architects, contractors and coating manufacturers determine the effect of coating system and liquid-applied air barrier design on building performance.



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