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Retractable Fabric Awning System Transforms Outdoor Dining Area

Monday, June 25, 2012

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric brings high design and environmental resistance to an outdoor penthouse-level dining area at the brand new Juvia restaurant and lounge in Miami Beach, FL.

In collaboration with Uni-Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of mechanized structures and components, SEFAR Architecture’s TENARA Fabric offers a sleek aesthetic, a high level of light transmission and diffusion, durability, pliability and protection from high winds – all in a first-of-its-kind retractable fabric awning system called En-Fold.

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Glass Partition System Provides a Modern Place to Work for Wascosa Employees

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

DEPEW, NY…Wascosa, a rail transport company, features SEFAR® Architecture Vision glass interlayer at its new Lucerne, Switzerland headquarters. The interior glass partition wall displays a striped pattern created from four different Vision fabrics inspired by Wascosa’s corporate colors. The 452 square-foot full-height partition system provides privacy and separate workspaces, yet still allows light transmission to maintain a bright and airy aesthetic. 

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Photography: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Ceiling Panels ‘Island Maison’ Glass Pavilion Provides Diffused Light and Protects Goods

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DEPEW, NY…Louis Vuitton’s newest flagship store is a prominent, nautically themed all-glass pavilion that protrudes from Singapore’s Marina Bay. To manage the light levels and protect the retailer’s luxury goods from harmful UV damage, the design team specified SEFAR® Architecture PTFE fabric to float above the space in custom framed panels.

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Includes Comprehensive Technical and Aesthetic Information

Monday, April 16, 2012

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR LightFrame® from SEFAR® Architecture is a unique fabric ceiling system, and the only one available that can provide both light diffusion and acoustic improvements for a multitude of interior or exterior ceiling and canopy soffit applications. 

To highlight the wide range of LightFrame benefits and applications, SEFAR Architecture has produced a new 24-page brochure. The brochure provides product specifications, design details and striking photography to capture the essence of LightFrame.

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Explores Innovations Changing the Face and Function of Fabric Architecture

Monday, February 27, 2012

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications, has created a brand new AIA continuing education course, “Three Innovations Changing the Face and Function of Fabric Architecture.” 

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Canadian Landmark Features the World’s Largest Cable Supported Retractable Roof

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DEPEW, NY…BC Place in Vancouver, Canada has been transformed into a year-round, open-air facility with an innovative retractable roof featuring SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Architectural Fabric. The renovated facility is once again an iconic architectural landmark for the province.

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High-Rise Building to Be Completed in 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture Vision will enhance a building to be constructed on a former industrial complex in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland. The new facility, called Suurstoffi and designed by Holzer Kobler Architects, will feature apartments, working spaces, a bilingual school and a childcare center – all with direct highway access and a recreation area nearby.

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Fabric Provides Beauty, Light Transmission and Protection from the Elements

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DEPEW, NY…Located in the heart of Munich, Germany,HVB Forum was the home of banks and financial institutions for over a century before being transformed into a business event venue featuring a convertible open-air atrium with SEFAR® Architecture TENARA® Fabric.

Enclosed on all four sides with light entering only from the opening above, the atrium was the focal point of the renovation. The owner wanted to preserve the openness and light of the space while creating a convertible area that is open-air in good weather and enclosed in bad.

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250 Giant Operable Umbrellas Provide Pilgrims with Optimal Shade and Environment

Monday, November 21, 2011

DEPEW, NY…A total of 143,000 square meters of SEFAR® Architecture’s PTFE fabric ensure plenty of shade for pilgrims to the Medina Haram Piazza in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

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New Facility on the Prominent Spencer Dock Houses 2,000 Employees

Monday, October 31, 2011

DEPEW, NY… Sleek triangular panels of SEFAR® Architecture’s interior polyvinylidene (PVDF) fabric gracefully float above a large work area atrium at the new PricewaterhouseCoopers head office in Dublin, Ireland.

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David Chipperfield Architects’ Two Lines Installation a Highlight of the Event

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture’s Vision fabric played the starring role in David Chipperfield Architects’ Two Lines installation at the London Design Festival, September 17-25th.  Two Lines served as this year’s Size+Matter exhibit – a cornerstone of the high-profile event. The installation will remain open through October 16th.

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First Commercial Application of Vision Fabric In Europe Provides Function and Style

Friday, September 30, 2011

DEPEW, NY…One of the world’s leading fashion brands welcomes employees and visitors in style with a building façade featuring SEFAR® Architecture Vision at its Madrid, Spain headquarters.

The stunning glass curtain wall designed by renowned Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz resembles a three-dimensional checkerboard with alternating panels of clear laminated glass and panels embedded with SEFAR Architecture Vision. Each panel is approximately 11.2-by-6.4 foot and consists of two layers of 8 mm low-iron tempered glass laminated with 1.52 mm DuPont SentryGlas®.

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