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HOW TO TILE A EUROBATH

One aspect of civilization that the Romans got right was the tiled bath. Since then, Europeans have built tiled bathrooms that present no distinction between the shower and the rest of the room.

This success of this design depends on lots of tile and a mortar substrate that slopes to a strategically placed floor drain. A lack of thresholds also makes this kind of bathroom perfect for wheelchair access.

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Nora Lighting introduces Cori, an LED track lighting fixture that uses multiple LEDs to produce higher lumens and beam spreads without creating forward heat. The fixture includes an integral driver unit with a die-cast aluminum head. Styled fins dissipate heat to extend the unit's performance life. With a slim, low-profile design, the fixture is well suited for commercial, retail, art, and jewelry applications. Available in 12 watts or 23 watts, with color temperatures of 3000K (warm white) or 4200K (cool white). ...  Sponsored section.

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CREATIVE CONCRETE

When we think of sustainability, images of solar panels, thick insulation, and rainwater cisterns might come to mind. But Canadian architect and researcher Mark West is rethinking the bones of concrete structures to find ways to make them as efficient as possible.

West is director of the University of Manitoba's Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST), where the research revolves around fabric-formed concrete. The process uses pliable fabric to make innovative, efficient structural shapes.   Published 2012.0328

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DOWNLOAD CENTER

The ArchitectureWeek Download Center provides direct access to dozens of free architectural downloads, from software to white papers.  Sponsored section.

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Our comprehensive, inspiring online guide to thousands of architectural and construction products, and hundreds of leading building product manufacturers, is provided in ArchitectureWeek as a joint production with DesignGuide. The Products Guide is continuously updated.  Sponsored section.

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