Inside Coat: the fascinating world of the architectural coat

By design, coat rooms are not really that unusual.The coatings themselves are usually made of materials that have been processed to produce a durable, non-glare surface.It’s a bit like a plastic mask.And the coat is often used for decoration, so it’s no surprise that it is also a common building material.The coat room is the […]

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A new coatings material can reduce UV light in solar panels

An advanced solar-panel coating made of nanotechnology is a breakthrough in coatings technology.It’s the first to have a direct effect on solar-power performance and safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.This week’s episode of Ars Technic examines the research behind the coating.In Part 1, we looked at the design of the coating, which is […]

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Why Aron Coates is the right choice for the new York Times architecture magazine

Aron Cooper, a former New York Times columnist who has been named to the magazine’s architectural team, will write the magazine cover story for Architecture in America, a project that will launch in May.Cooper will join a group of editors who will include former New Yorker and Times architecture critic Frank Gehry, who helped launch […]

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What is the new title of a building?

An architect is a person who specializes in designing, building and designing architecture.Architecture is the study of buildings, and building design is the science of building.Architecture and building are both concerned with the design of buildings and how they are made.Some architects, like the renowned and prolific Charles Beard, specialize in architecture, while others specialize […]

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