Architects' Choice: Architectural Panels

  • Tex Mix

    Rob Paulus Architect: Mix Phifertex fabric panels with run-of-the-mill turnbuckles and eyebolts to create sunscreens and other architectural wonders.

     
  • On Guard

    Rob Paulus Architect: Tampa, Fla.-based McNichols specializes in lightweight perforated metal panels that are suitable for many architectural applications.

     
  • cheat sheet

    Bercy Chen Studio: Regal Plastics acrylic sheeting in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures.

     
  • chroma therapy

    Alterstudio Architects: Chroma by 3form is a transparent polyresin plastic surfacing.

     
  • big idea

    Blip Design: Cembonit panels from Cement Board Fabricators.

     
  • round the bend

    In lieu of drywall, PLUSone turns to flexible architectural panels from Interior Products of Brunswick, Ga., for architectural detailing. “In a ceiling, you can use it as the finish without any other treatment,” Baird explains.

     
  • Into the Light

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Polygal structured sheets are polycarbonate multi wall materials with 200 times the impact strength of glass, while weighing considerably less.

     
  • Foiling Aluminum

    Max Strang Architecture: Galvalume aluminum zinc-coated sheets are lightweight panels that can be used for wall applications.

     
  • Going Global

    Max Strang Architecture: Enviromental Graphics' wall panels are applied like regular wallpaper, but is printed on 80-pound paper.

     
  • Weather Foe

    Cole Prévost: Parklex 1000 is a versatile wood-resin composite panel that can be used for cabinetry or as a rainscreen. Parklex has a natural wood surface that resists rain, extreme sunlight, wind, and snow.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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