Here are some snapshots from the second day of the AIA show in D.C., including some new materials, technologies, and designs I discovered while walking around the expo floor.
The annualArchitectural RecordAd Awards breakfast kicked off the morning. Panel members included William Chilton of Pickard Chilton Architects, Suman Sorg of Sorg Architects, David J. Lewis of LTL Architects, Nicole Dosso of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Melissa Duffy of STUDIOS Architecture. They were interviewed by Record publisher Laura Viscusi.
Larry Scarpa and Angela Brooks with Brooks + Scarpa Architects were interviewed byRecordeditor Clifford Pearson at the McGraw-HIll Construction booth.
Jeff Southwell with TorZo sustainable surfaces shows off a colorful piece in the line.
The Tile of Spain booth stood out with a concept based on wooden pallets.
DuPont Corian and Dri-Design have a new facade system with a unique connector that is a combination of solid surfacing and metal panel exterior cladding. Some great potential here for interesting patterns and interplays with color.
The InLighten Light Shelf from Kawneer can fold down for easy install and maintenance.
Guardian's Sunguard PVGU product, powered by technology from Pythagoras, integrates photovoltaics into the window unit in an entirely new way.
A detail of the SunGuard PVGU.
Alabama Metals Industries (AMICO) showcased their expanded metal mesh products at the show.
All photos by Rita Catinella Orrell.