Auto museum uses protective screens for bad weather

May 1st, 2008

Occasional high winds and hurricanes prompted this museum, housing a multimillion-dollar automobile collection, to safeguard its air conditioner cooling towers, filtration system equipment and fans with protective screens. Manufactured by Hendee Enterprises to custom measurements provided by Sunmaster, the four debris-screen panels were installed using stainless steel and nylon hardware, with added storm bars to...

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Canopy and curtain system encloses equipment

May 1st, 2008

In order to provide rain and snow protection for the generator and power transformers on the roof of this Chicago high-rise, Evanston Awning designed a canopy and curtain system that encloses the power equipment, yet allows the curtains to roll up for maintenance. All components had to be brought to the roof via a service...

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Inflatable structure showcases international rugby

May 1st, 2008

Any brand of football in which the players maul, ruck and scrum has got to be a fan favorite, and rugby’s rough and rowdy play is a hit worldwide. To celebrate the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Ferrari Group, La Tour du Pin, France, created a huge, inflatable rugby ball structure, which will be displayed at...

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Banners create canopy effect for church

March 1st, 2008

These three 75-foot-long banners create a canopy effect that respects the linear nature of this church in Milwaukee, Wis., yet introduces curved elements, which help to create a sense of movement. Visually lowering the 40-foot high ceiling, and attempting to help humanize the scale of this expansive space was the initial design objective. Each banner...

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Banners save space and provide privacy in a salon

March 1st, 2008

Banner Creations used opaque and transparent fabrics for this salon’s window in the Minneapolis skyway system. The original signage used up too much valuable retail space, and did not shield clients from being viewed by passers by. In contrast, the new banners, manufactured with a combination of double-sided poly-knit banners and 10 Celtic cloth double-sided...

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Banner options

March 1st, 2008

Color X created these dye sublimated, silk banners for more than 30 Bloomingdales’ locations across the country. Along with the banners, Color X designed custom stretch frames that store employees could wrap with fabrics in a quick three-step process, allowing store managers the flexibility to hang the banners over apparel selections or lean them against...

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Banner chic

March 1st, 2008

When this kitchen and bath design studio moved to its new location in Chicago, Ill., the company wanted to stand out without overwhelming the area. The studio hired Evanston Awnings to replace the building’s existing awnings with 18 banners, featuring advertising graphics of two of the studio’s major brands on both sides. Though the substrates...

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Tyvek faces up to artist concept

March 1st, 2008

The Arlington Arts Center’s staid brick façade transformed overnight into the backdrop for a disturbing image of hordes of shouting faces 15 feet high and 300 feet long. The fine art museum in Arlington, Va., wrapped itself in artist Rosemary Feit Covey’s creation, part of “The 0 Project” exhibit. Covey first considered DuPont™ Tyvek® as...

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For the birds

January 1st, 1970

Designers and architects with fresh sustainability challenges: how to prevent collisions with birds attracted by light and reflections from glass surfaces. In Minneapolis, Minn., deep in construction of a futuristic-looking new Vikings football stadium downtown, the public is now voicing fears that birds will suffer fatal collisions with completion of the massive glass structure in...

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