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Hicksville Long Island Rail Road Station. Another beautiful project completed with the MTA using Keim Soldalit-ME. A highly specialized, sol-silicate exterior paint with self-cleaning properties that reduce pollutants and neutralize odors.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Inuce Completes Pink Pebbledash Church Hall in Fuzhou
Dezeen

A pastel-pink church hall has been added to the 1930s-built Huaxiang Church in Fuzhou, southeastern China, featuring rooftop amphitheatres that offer open-air services. Architecture studio Inuce, which has offices in China and Switzerland, designed the church hall and community centre to accommodate the growing number of Christians in the local area, who no longer fitted inside the 80-year-old church.

'Kaleidoscopic' High-Rise Planned for Downtown Los Angeles Moves Forward
Construction Dive

The new tower would include approximately 65,000 square feet of retail and commercial space across three stories; more than 33,000 square feet of office space across six stories; almost 11,000 square feet of hotel conference and ballroom space and an 8,500-square-foot condo amenity area sharing one story; 374 condominiums occupying 24 stories; a 373-room hotel taking up 17 stories; and 14 levels of parking — six underground and eight at above-ground podium...

A New Sports and Events Hall in Le Vaud, Switzerland
Archello

Le Vaud’s new community hall is a multipurpose public infrastructure designed to serve and bring together the entire village community. Hosting sports activities, shows and community events, it supplements existing school facilities while opening up new possibilities for the village and its surrounding communities. The hall’s entrance is sited very appropriately on the road connecting the village church and the school entrance.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Earthquake-Resistant Library in Christchurch
ArchDaily

schmidt hammer lassen architects have announced the opening of Tūranga, the new central library for Christchurch, New Zealand. Built to address the earthquakes that damaged Christchurch in 2010 and 2011, the library is one of the first public buildings to open downtown after the disasters. Working with Architectus and the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand’s South Island, the design was made to celebrate rebirth in Christchurch.

Water Institute headquarters by Perkins+Will sits on Mississippi River
Dezeen

The wedge-shaped building sits atop a concrete pier that rises 35 feet (10.6 metres) above the water. The elevated position enables the building to withstand seasonal flooding, which can leave the shoreline completely submerged. Rectilinear in plan, the building has glazed walls that offer extensive views of the water. Draped over the building is an angular shroud made of perforated metal..

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