A showcase of ceiling quality and innovation, plus everything an architect or interior designer needs to specify a greener ceiling, is contained in Armstrongs A Book for 2013.
The brochure from the leading supplier of interior building solutions features a variety of stunning UK and Europe-wide new-build and renovation case studies that make for some sustainable coffee table reading and a thank you to Armstrongs customers who have trusted their products and services over the past 150 years.
The A Book features Armstrongs peerless portfolio of products, manufactured from materials including mineral, metal, wood and resin, as used on projects in the office, retail and leisure, transport, education and healthcare sectors.
Retail and leisure projects include The International private members lounge at Liverpool Football Club where hexagonal Optima Canopies were specified by strategic design consultants 20.20 for their aesthetic and acoustic qualities.
Office projects include the use of a mixture of Armstrongs RH 215 metal micro-perforated planks with an acoustic fleece on the first floor of a new Central Motorway Police Group HQ.
The guide also features the use of Armstrongs micro-perforated metal tiles on Birmingham City Councils new workplace, 10 Woodcock Street. These swing down planks can be folded down to allow access to services above.
Also in the office section of the guide, painted Optima Canopies were used in the collective rooms and circulation areas of a nuclear advanced manufacturing research centre.
Armstrongs expertise in the education sector is given particular focus with UK case studies on Twydall Primary School in Gillingham, Kent, the new Passmores Academy, and the redeveloped Dwr-Y-Felin Upper Comprehensive.
At Twydall, Armstrongs new, easily relocatable modular Axiom circular canopies with highly light reflective Ultima OP (Open Plan) mineral tiles were used in classrooms which needed to cater for children with cochlear implants.
At Passmores Academy, metal micro-perforated planks in standard sizes and specially commissioned trapezoidal tiles were used throughout the new secondary schools circulation areas.
And at Dwr-Y-Felin Upper Comprehensive, Axiom Knife Edge canopies were used with a perimeter trim of the schools corporate colour of blue.
In healthcare, specially-commissioned Bioguard Acoustic mineral tiles, in five screen-printed designs ranging from helium and hot air balloons to kites and planes, feature above the beds in a redeveloped paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
Armstrongs 2013 A Book is available online here.