January/February 2018

Four flooring surfaces provide safety, ergonomic and acoustic properties for the fitness center.

Flooring Revitalizes School Fitness Center

According to Dana Ridenour, director of Advancement at Calvary Christian Academy (CCA), a pre-K3-12 school located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., “Everything starts with the flooring. Then you can start building and painting, but you have got to have a great floor first.” The surface of the entire fitness center, which is housed inside a former warehouse adjacent to the campus, was concrete. Four surfaces provide safety, ergonomic and acoustic properties for the 3774-sq.-ft. space, which is used by more than 200 students and student athletes daily.

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Perfect Match

Non-Profit Facility Designs to Durability and Style

Westminster Neighborhood Services is a non-profit organization on the east side of Indianapolis that works with community partners to provide food and clothing to neighborhood families as well as children’s programs that meet nurturing, safety, educational and developmental needs. The 16,620-sq.-ft. facility, which also serves as a neighborhood adult soup kitchen, contains a computer lab, adult classroom, learning center, a store for basic needs and a dining hall.During the design phase of the facility, one of the main goals was to construct a building that would hold up over time and serve the community far into the future.

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Linear Thinking

Retta means “straight line” in Italian, and the new Retta pendant certainly lives up to its name, with a slim, linear profile that seems to continue around its rounded end caps, thanks to the three lines machined into their gold anodized finish. Three fixture lengths are available, along with three color temperature offerings.

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Create Some Atmosphere

Portfolio 2-in. LED Cylinders incorporate Dim-to-Warm technology mimics the performance of less-efficient halogen light sources, shifting their color temperature to warmer tones as they’re dimmed. Ceiling-, wall- and pendant-mount options are available, along with multiple beam distributions, lumen packages and color-temperature offerings.

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It's Got Ruffles

Obviously designed for the minimalist-averse, the Pulse fixture family includes three pendants, a semi-flush model and a wall sconce—and all feature an exploding profile of handcrafted iron mesh topped in rich gold leaf. Dimmable LED lamps shine through the mesh to create diffuse illumination. 

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Stone-Faced Glass

Antolini's new Stratospherica collection is a collaboration between the Italian stone company and Mutaforma, an Italian brand that operates in the field of augmented materials. It starts with glass and involves the application of nanotechnology to produce bold, fascinating patterns using the diverse materials. The stone slabs are extremely versatile and even allow for book-matched or continuous layouts.

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Interaction Between Light and Material

Patcraft’s newest modular collection, Material Paradox, uses light to enhance patterns and add textural and visual depth. Available in 18-in. × 36-in. and 9-in. × 36-in. planks and 10 colors, Material Paradox is inspired by the interaction between light and material. Made with Eco Solution Q and Eco Worx backing, Material Paradox is Cradle-to-Cradle certified. Products are backed with a lifetime warranty against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention. 

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Bring Texture to your Wall

EchoPanel Mura wallcovering is made of up to 60% recycled content with low-VOC emissions, absorbs sound and adds dynamic design factors to nearly any flat surface. Class A fire-rated, it is ideal for hospitality, restaurant, education and entertainment spaces. 

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Diagonal Tile Art

Basho geometric artesian architectural glass features a composition of mixed surface finishes for a unique effect. Each 4-in. × 8-in. tile is divided by a diagonal that balances glossy and matte. With six tone-on-tone colors, four contrasting colors and left and right angled compositions, designers can mix and match to form dynamic patterns out of triangles, diamonds and chevrons. Named for the 17th-century Japanese haiku master Basho who invented the term “haiku.”

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A Path to Art

Let MDC help source your next custom wall art. They curate from a dynamic collection of limited editions and independent artists, and design it with a full suite of wall decor substrate options. Create individual art or a floor-to-ceiling installation for a unique finish that creates a memorable experience.

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