Specifying in Color: The Contract Forecast
Color is an essential part of how people experience the world both biologically and culturally. Designers count it among the top three aesthetic considerations in any space along with scale and light. However, of the three, color is the one that is most subject to changing tastes and trends.
How green building materials contribute to getting green building labels
With the advent of green construction, buildings will soon be fully made of sustainable materials. Because of this development, architects, contractors, and manufacturers are increasingly investing in sustainable design and construction. Manufacturers demonstrate this investment through the acquisition of material certifications for their products so that they are recognized as certified green building materials. Architects and contractors demonstrate this investment through the acquisition of green building labels for their buildings.
Top 10 Things to Consider When Specifying Tile
Tile can be one of the most complex of built-environment specs, so knowledge of current and advanced technologies and best practices in specification is a key to success in every project. In the architectural community Mosa is known for unparalleled support in the specification process of their high-tech porcelain tile. The company has now put together a handy checklist of 10 top considerations in specifying tile for contract installations:
Tiled floors as a form of traffic system
‘Floors in a foyer are like business cards. They set the tone and ensure visitors can find their way in large buildings; you know where you are so you feel more comfortable and at ease. You can notice this in the new Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) building,’ says architect Luc Nooijen, who works for Architecten aan de Maas in Maastricht.
Why White Tile is Trending
It seems the most timeless color will soon be the most timely. Benjamin Moore, the paint company whose color sense is counted on by more design professionals than any other has just declared its color of the year for 2016 as “Simply White.” This is a profound absence-of-color statement coming from the 132-year-old firm whose color fan decks are as ubiquitous in design offices as floor plans and elevations. The Mosa design team agrees with Benjamin Moore’s theory that white may be both the silent hero of the design world and also its next big thing.