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Performance Space

Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China
MAD Architects

In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island—a master plan for an opera house, a cultural centre, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River—an important locus for Harbin’s rapidly expanding metropolis. The main theatre is an inviting element at the heart of the building, insulated within a “snowy” envelope. more

 


Theatre de Stoep Spijkenisse,
The Netherlands - UNStudio

“In contrast to today’s mediatised culture, theatre offers the participatory experience of the live event, often appropriately referred to as ‘liveliness’: the ‘magic of live theatre’, understood as the strange,

elusive energy between audience and performer, the community forged together and the momentary collaboration necessitated by the live event” says Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. more

 


Wuxi Grand Theatre, China
PES-Architects

Due to this location the building is an impressive landmark, rising up to a total height of 50 meters like a big sculpture from the terraced base.

Its eight gigantic roof wings stretch far over the facades, giving the building a character of a butterfly, while protecting the building from the heat of the sun. China’s Wuxi Grand Theatre is just one of many amazing architectural design projects throughout the world that incorporates innovative, eco-friendly... more Theatre

New Product Showcase


 
 
Kalwall
Well-proven, high-performance, translucent fenestration system with energy-efficient performance that surpasses all.

Grosfillex
A complete line of distinct, durable, contemporary commercial furniture to meet or exceed industry standards.

Wittus
We take pride in importing and developing new European products that maintain the "tradition" of an efficient alternative stove.

2/90 Sign Systems
Whether you need interior, exterior or digital signage, 2/90 has you covered from off-the-shelf systems to custom signs.

Environmental Stone Works
We manufacture and install our stone, you’ll enjoy greater control throughout the process.

Krieger Specialty Products
A custom door and window manufacturer utilized by leading architects in premiere structures throughout the world.

Excel Dryer
Manufacturing the finest American-made hand dryers for over 50 years and the only ones that are Made In USA.

AS Hanging Systems
Our fittings mount objects to walls without the typical holes and damage caused by common hardware. Sustainability!

Acurlite Structural Skylights
Manufacturer of state of the art commercial heavy duty skylights.

Boulder Creek Stone Products
A family-owned, premier manufacturer of stone and thin brick veneer, Since 1977.

MetalWalk
A leader in the design, engineering, as well as distribution of metal building accessories since 1978.

Chameleon Ways
Decorative surfacing and paving products provide unique, maintenance free alternatives to asphalt & concrete.
 

Headwaters Resources
The undisputed leader in supplying fly ash to the concrete industry.

ImagiLux
Our special optical-grade acrylic puts your work in the best light.

Triarch
A wide range of architectural paints and coatings for the interior or exterior of commercial and residential buildings.  

 
 
Coverall Stone
A full-service stone fabricator specializing in functional and custom stone design.

Innovative Ceilings
The only gypsum-based ceiling tiles made with 70% post-consumer recycled glass, which makes it a sustainable and recyclable ceiling .

ODL
The beauty and mystique of handcrafted glass at your door to create an unforgettable first impression.

Paris Site Furnishings
Outdoor furniture that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but durable and dependable.

Pine Hall Brick
A unique brick alternative that shares the same look and durability as brick, but made with sustainable materials.

Grind To A Halt
Attractive, durable, well designed skateboard deterrents that keep quality and style in mind.

Contego International
Contego is Latin for “to shield, defend, or protect”, the only intumescent manufacturer using triple redundant quality control.

ACO Polymer
The world leader and pioneer of modular trench drain systems.

Cardinal Shower Doors
A full service supplier of shower enclosures, offering an extremely wide selection of models, finishes and glass options,

Invisable Structures
Terratame2 ground reinforcement mesh supplied in a roll that is installed directly onto existing grass or soil.

Proof Roof
The home of Preassembled Copper and Aluminum roofs for Bay and Bow Windows.

Pittsburg Corning
Glass blocks contribute to LEED points and provide functional benefits as well as aesthetic beauty.

Winandy Green House Company
For more than 75 years, we have provided the highest quality and most reliable greenhouses to a variety of customers.

Old Fashioned Milkpaint
An ancient formula for genuine, organic milk paint. Packaged in powdered form to avoid preservatives.

Pollmeier
We are buying our logs exclusively form sustainably and environment-friendly managed German forests.

Innovators - a look back

 

Claude Parent
1923- 2016
"Vertigo is wonderful! ...
I have to see it!"

 

French architectural visionary who in the 1950s broke with his traditional Beaux-Arts training and then orthodox Modernism to take a radical course, designing buildings on the oblique instead of the vertical and horizontal.... more Claude

 

Lynn Wolff
1956- 2016
"She was the minister of fun, and she was the queen of color"

 

 

When Lynn Wolff planted anything in a garden – a robust flower or something with a more tenuous future – she would stand upon finishing and address her work with a voice that was always poised to fill a room with laughter. “Good luck,” she’d say... more Wolff

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