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03 Sep

Using Precision Board Foam to Create Architectural Scale Models

The following Precision Board guest blog is from Hans Wendel, a teacher, and Tomasz Jan Groza, a student, both with the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design program (A.UD).  They describe a recent architectural project using PBLT-20 Precision Board urethane foam to create scale models. Here’s a more specific description of the project from the A.UD..

21 Jun

Payette Prototyping Architectural Designs with Precision Board

  • June 21, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

Boston-based architecture firm Payette leverages their in-house fabrication capabilities to build mock-ups and models as part of their design process. PBLT-15 Precision Board HDU is a staple in their material inventory for CNC-machining, used for everything from topographical models to full-scale façade studies. “Models and prototypes help all parties understand the problem and have a voice..

09 Jul
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Ornate Railing – Andreozzi Architecture (Part 2)

Andreozzi Architects in Rhode Island used Precision Board HDU to recreate an ornate railing for a home that was originally a Calvert Vaux house design, but had fallen into disrepair. The railing had to hold up to the harsh beachfront environment and New England weather while also replicating the original style of the home from the 1920s. In..

25 Jun
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Scalloped Panel – Andreozzi Architecture (Part 1)

Andreozzi Architects in Rhode Island used Precision Board HDU to create a historically influenced scalloped panel that is the “base” to a window composition for a beachfront house in Narragansett, RI built by Suburban Renewal. They chose Precision Board because they knew from past projects that it carves well and paints up just like wood so it would..

18 Dec

Architectural Ceiling Design for American Girl New York

When American Girl wanted a unique architectural ceiling design for their new store in New York, they got in touch with Moss Retail and Environments who, in turn, contacted Jim Dawson at Synergy Sign and Graphics.  He consulted on the design and mounting for about six months and once the designs were approved, Jim got..

20 Sep

Green is More than Just a Color…

At Coastal Enterprises, green is more than just a color. It’s a vigorous nod toward Earth’s future. As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental health, Precision Board Plus HDU is formulated with eco-friendly, “Green” urethane components, making it Certified Green and Non-Toxic. Because of this formulation, Precision Board has achieved a certified “Carbon Balance”..

31 Jul

Teaching The Architects of Tomorrow: Studio Mode

[divider_padding] Utilizing the latest in CNC technology, Studio Mode examines the materials, tools and procedures of craft with the goal of shedding new light into the field of architecture. Instructors Ronnie Parsons and Gil Akos teach future architects and engineers at the Pratt School of Undergraduate Architecture in Brooklyn, NY. They recently exhibited several projects..