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NewsNews • 11 Feb 2022

Sou Fujimoto nestles House of Music inside Budapest City Park

The 9,000 m2 House of Music is nestled amongst the trees inside Budapest’s City Park. Sou Fujimoto wanted to design the museum as a continuation of the park. Liget Budapest - Palkó György A large undulating canopy, made out of 1,000 honeycomb-shaped elements, aims to blur the boundaries between museum and park. The canopy is covered with 30,000 decorative tree leaves and punctured with 100 crater-like holes. Some are punctured by trees and others allow for natural light to flood the interiors. Liget Budapest - Palkó György “We were enchanted by the multitude of trees in the City Park and inspired by the space created by them. Whilst the thick and rich canopy covers and protects its surroundi... More

Product • By Tejas BorjaTeja mixta TB-4 | Nature Vilaterra®

Teja mixta TB-4 | Nature Vilaterra®

TB-4® roof tile  is an exclusive one piece high profile S-interlocking roof tile design that combines the curved profile as a cover-pan result (curved roof tile effect) patented as waterproof assembly in vertical rows and horizontal courses. The effect of S-interlocking TB-4® roof tile on deck is 50 units per sq.m. curved roof tiles, with the installation of just over 12 tiles. Fits small deviations both false angle section as rounded decks without cuts, thanks to its lateral interlocking area. Vilaterra® finish - Its differential quality consists in keeping tradition and aesthetic in the landscape with new current construction, Vilaterra® finishing is the result of the perfect union between the three elements o... More

Project • By Rigidized Metals CorporationUniversities

Sam Houston State University - Austin Hall

Rigidized® Metals’ InvariMatte® micro textured metal clads the roof of the Austin Hall at Sam Houston State University. InvariMatte® is an ideal choice for roofing applications due to its consistency, self-cleanability, and solar reflectivity. It is a very energy efficient texture, providing a clean, environmentally friendly surface. Benedetto Garacci, Garacci Photography Benedetto Garacci, Garacci Photography   More

Project • By Rigidized Metals CorporationCasinos

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Rigidized® Metals’ Contrarian Micro Textures make up the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A custom micro texture was used per special request in order to reduce glare and provide an aesthetic appeal to the uniquely-shaped building. This project was designed by Rockwell Group and fabricated and installed by Show Canada. Caption Caption   More

Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerPrivate Houses

Lake House

The house on the lake refers to the local boat and fishing houses and follows the tradition of rural construction by the water. Lightness, a low, wide roof structure and a strong emphasis on the horizontal determine the design. The timber construction, predominantly from local woods, is elevated to protect it from flood. The wooden porch surrounding the house widens to a terrace at the lakeside, completely covered by the steep saddleback roof. The vertical timber formwork of the facades is untreated, with wide glazing allowing generous views into the surroundings. Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Bruno Klomfar Dietrich Untertrifaller Dietrich Unter... More

Product • By Firestone Building Products EMEAV-Gard Vapor Control Membrane

V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane

Get more control on the flow of energy Buildings need to be more energy-efficient, which is also driven by regulations. The roof is a large part of the total building envelope and has an important impact on the flow of energy. Vapor control membranes play a very important role in this. Firestone’s V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane is designed to be used as a vapor control layer in Firestone roofing systems. It consists of reinforced aluminum foil with self-adhesive bituminous backing, protected by a release film. The fiberglass reinforcement provides high strength to the membrane, which guarantees excellent mechanical performance.    Why choose Firestone’s V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane? V-Gard provides an excellent va... More

Project • By UA Lab (Urban Architectural Collaborative)Private Houses

Gable House

General Information Project name: Gable House  Architecture Firm: UA Lab (Urban Architectural Collaborative) Founder / Principal Designer: Vipuja Parmar, Krishnakant Parmar Website: Contact e-mail: Instagram: Facebook:   Additional credits Lead Architects: Vipuja Parmar, Krishnakant Parmar Design Team: Kruti Shah, Bageshri Thakar Write-up: Vipuja Parmar Furniture and Furnishing: Chandni Doshi Landscape: Sushma Sawant Structural Consultant: Casad Consultant  Site Engineer: Keyur Patel  Completion Year: 2020 Land size: 475 Sq Mt Gross Built Area: 387 Sq Mt Project location: Ahmedabad, India   Media Provider Pho... More

NewsNews • 11 Mar 2021

A large floating roof tops The House of Wisdom by Foster + Partners

The cantilevering roof sits on top of a glass box fitted with aluminium screens in differing densities. Both the cantilever and the screens work as shading in the warm Emirat climate. Movable bamboo screens provide shading and privacy at the lower levels. The House of Wisdom by Foster + Partners is a library and cultural center, located ten kilometers outside Sharjah city center. © Chris Goldstraw  “The straight, minimalist lines of the building complement the dunes of the desert, set within a lush landscape. The House of Wisdom is set to be an oasis for the local community, led by research and innovation, at the heart of a new cultural district.” Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners &c... More

Project • By Firestone Building Products EMEAApartments

La Petite Halle

Faced with global warming and increasingly demanding local regulations, the mindsets home owners are changing. They want to move into houses that respect the environment and are energy efficient without sacrificing architectural quality. French architect Jean-Marc Proche and property developer Karine Maury sought to develop passive housing built from a polystyrene/concrete formwork system. Three years ago, they embarked on the design and marketing of an eco-responsible neighborhood project. In 2018, a first program named “La Petite Halle” was set up 50 km north of Paris, in Luzarches. Delivered at the beginning of 2020, it accommodates 16 apartments and two bungalows connected with 18 garages in wooden structure. Each house has... More

Project • By Firestone Building Products EMEAWarehouses

Royal De Ree Holland

Dutch flower bulb company Royal De Ree Holland had plans to renovate their roof for some time, but the decision to install a photovoltaic system accelerated the project. The renovation involved their two locations in Lisserbroek (North Holland). From March to July 2019, a total of 33,000 m² of roof surface was insulated, covered with Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM waterproofing membrane and equipped with 11,000 m² of solar panels. Flower bulbs are treated in air-conditioned halls, so moisture infiltration and lack of proper insulation can have a harmful impact. A few years ago, there was a collapse on the roof due to water accumulation. In order to avoid a new collapse and following the decision to install solar panels, an ass... More

Product • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE ULTRAPLY™ TPO


Premium quality since 1996 Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products in the market. However, not all TPO membranes are the same. With an unchanged formulation since 1996, Firestone Building Products’ UltraPly TPO thermoplastic roofing membrane is the smart choice when looking for a light colored, environmentally friendly roofing solution. It combines aesthetics with strong resistance to UV radiation, heat, weathering and outstanding seam strength.   Why choose UltraPly TPO?UltraPly TPO is compounded using a proper balance of flexible polyolefin polymers, high quality UV, heat and ozone stabilizers, antioxidants, non-halogenated fire retardants and pigments. The... More

Product • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE RUBBERGARD™ EPDM


EPDM roofing solution for a superior result Single-ply waterproofing systems have been steadily gaining market share. Outstanding durability, ease of installation, and ability to optimize the energy efficiency of buildings while minimizing their environmental impact are key factors behind this trend. Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane ticks all these boxes. RubberGard EPDM is a single-ply waterproofing membrane for flat and low slope roofs of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. It offers outstanding durability, resilience and adaptability to current and future building needs. The installation of RubberGard EPDM is flame-free, making onsite working conditions safer. Being a single-ply membran... More

Project • By Architecture-Infrastructure-ResearchResidential Landscape

Ghost Wash House

The Ghost Wash House is located along the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of this urban mountain into the valley below. Two long, thin tumbled brick bars run parallel to the east and west natural washes framing a third topographic condition or “Ghost Wash" that runs down the center of the site. The east bar protects this architectural wash from the low desert sun that streams across the mountain in the morning. This bar houses the public ‘support’ programs of the house: garages, kitchen, office, and family dining room. The west bar shields the occupants from the intense hot low west sun as it sets in the v... More

Product • By ROOFINOXRoofinox Dura - surface design: electro-coloured

Dura - Design: electro-coloured

Brilliantly vibrant colors thanks to the electrochemical coloring of HFX stainless steel. Roofinox Dura lends your house a spectacular appearance - like no other.The coloring is achieved through an electrochemical process resulting in a transparent chromium oxide layer. The chromium oxide layer is molecularly tied to the HFX stainless and remains elastic. No dyes or pigments are applied to the surface, thus preserving the distinctive structure of the Roofinox HFX stainless steel. The different thicknesses of chromium oxide, the light spectrum and the viewing angle result in extraordinary color effects of Roofinox Dura. Make your home special.HFX stainless is resistant to corrosion, weathering and aging. The material can easily be folded and... More

Product • By ROOFINOXRoofinox tin matte - surface design: matte tin-plated

Tin matte - Design: matte tin-plated

Tin weathers to a natural matte patina in an incomparably beautiful gray tone.The popular traditional metal for optically appealing and very long-lasting roofs is also frequently used to restore historic roofs. For beauty and great durability. This is why it is therefore perfectly suited for modern roofs – for exactly the same reasons!Tin matte metal roofs go well with wooden facades because both weather to natural gray tones, producing an organic, aesthetic look.The weathering process takes around 2 to 3 years. Roofinox Tin matte is usually only used on roofs because a number of builders don’t want a naturally unequally patination, on the facade – this would be impossible to influence. More