Translucent wall system for a dance studio

Our Top 5 Favorite Polycarbonate Designs from Around the World

It isn’t hard to find beautiful architecture built with polycarbonate. At EXTECH, we follow the latest in polycarbonate design and are consistently impressed by the ideas architects are able to bring to life with polycarbonate glazing. Polycarbonate in architecture is becoming a global phenomenon, so we thought we’d pay homage to all the stellar architecture...Continue reading

The consequences of bad framing systems – and how to avoid them

The framing on the daylighting system you choose can result in long-lasting value -- or a full-on catastrophe. EXTECH's General Manager Jim Leslie recounts a cautionary tale and outlines what you need to know to ensure the daylighting in your design will deliver lifelong durability, cost-savings, and beauty.  It happened again.A contractor recently came to us with...Continue reading

Leo Baeck Temple LIGHTWALL 3440

Case Study & Photos: Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA

Complex and Weather-Tight Engineering for the Leo Baeck TempleProject: Leo Baeck TempleLocation: Los Angeles, CAArchitect: Architecture 350System: LIGHTWALL 3440Among the Velvet Ash and Lupines of southern California’s San Fernando Valley sits the Leo Baeck Temple, a Jewish community center that offers a campus for prayer services, learning, and gathering to members of L.A.’s Jewish population....Continue reading

Translucent wall system

See the Photos: the LIGHTWALL 3440 for the Eleanor Boathouse in Chicago

 When Studio Gang Architects was asked to design a series of boathouses for the Chicago Parks Department, they chose EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 interlocking polycarbonate translucent wall system for the Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571. The LIGHTWALL 3440 was utilized in this project because it delivered a clean aesthetic. Additionally, the system's daylighting capabilities and 100%...

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