Architects' Choice: Architectural Panels

  • Frosty Views

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: American Acrylic's LUMAsite translucent panels are a lightweight alternative to frosted glass. The shatterproof sheets are cast from 100 percent acrylic or modified polyester resins and reinforced with fiberglass.

     
  • A Touch of Grass

    Giulietti/Schouten, AIA Architects: 3form's line of resin-based panels are made of 100 percent recycled materials. Sheets measure 48 inches wide by 96 inches or 120 inches long.

     
  • Plastic Makes Perfect

    Fung + Blatt Architects: GE Plastics' Lexan Thermoclear cellular polycarbonate serves as a light, inexpensive alternative to frosted glass, according to architects Michael Rosner Blatt and Alice Fung.

     
  • Wall With a View

    Gracia Studio: Suntuf polycarbonate panels from Palram are translucent and fade- and chip-resistant.

     
  • Blue-Ribbon Panels

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • good form

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • ave varia

    archi-tectonics: 3form's resin-based architectural panels are free of volatile oragnic compounds, solvents and emissions. Panels can be had in 4-by-8-and 4-by-10-foot sheets up to an inch thick.

     
  • poly morphous

    vetter denk architecture: Polygal 100 percent recyclable polycarbonate sheets are multi-walled sheets that provide high thermal insulation controlled daylight transmission, and UV protection.

     
  • cirque du solera

    wheeler kearns architects: Solera from Advanced Glazings is a high-performance translucent glass glazing system that is suitable for vertical and overhead applications.

     
  • back-up plan

    shope reno wharton associates: Fairfield Woodworks takes the wood left over after veneers are sliced off and recycles it into wainscoting and other trim materials, such as this graduated horizontal hallway treatment made from old growth Douglas Fir.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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