Launch Slideshow

REI Prototype Store

REI Prototype Store

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    A—Glass fiber–reinforced polymer (GFRP) panels
    Stromberg
    strombergarchitectural.com
    • Available in four finishes: coral, patina, primered, and weathered stone
    • Finishes have varying levels and depth of texture
    • High strength-to-weight ratio
    • Lighter weight meant less steel had to be used
    • GFRP can be molded into virtually any shape
    • Resistant to most chemicals
    • No loss of laminate properties after 30 years

    B—Storefront system
    Kawneer
    kawneer.com
    • Available with front, center, back, or multiplanes
    • Flushed glazed from interior or exterior
    • Available with 1¾- or 2-inch sightlines
    • Hurricane tested with shutter application

    C—Cor-Ten steel panels
    Kovach
    kovach.net
    • Fabricated by metal roofing and wall contractors
    • Custom panels can be cut to myriad shapes and sizes
    • Full service installation
    • Available warranties
    • Cor-Ten’s alloys form a stable rust pattern through weathering and require no paint or additional coatings

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    Roof BIPV cell panels
    Solar Design
    solardesign.com
    • Panels made up of a matrix of individual BIPV cells
    • Produce energy that is siphoned to a transformer and converter for use in the building
    • Provides roughly 2 percent of the store’s energy

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    Custom patterned glass
    Husker Glass and DecoTherm
    huskerglass.com
    decotherm.net
    • Plate glass provided by Husker
    • Clear tint
    • Custom surface design created by DecoTherm
    • Digital image created of abstract trees
    • Image then re-created in ceramic frit through patented process
    • No sandblasting or acid etching required

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    Imperia track lighting system
    Amerlux
    amerlux.com
    • Fixtures use a T6 ceramic metal halide source for optimal energy efficiency
    • Die-cast aluminum construction
    • Precise optical alignment of lamp, reflector, and lens improve consistency between fixtures
    • Locking vertical adjustment between zero and 90 degrees

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    BioView 2 carpet in chocolate creme
    Milliken
    millikencarpet.com
    • Tufted textured loop pile
    • Available in 50-cm or 1-meter tiles with PVC-free cushioned back
    • Uses 6,6 nylon fibers
    • Finish weight is 20 ounces per square yard
    • Built-in antimicrobial protection
    • StainSmart stain resistance
    • 0.17-inch pile height

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    Wood flooring
    Gammapar
    gammapar.com
    • Acrylic hardwood flooring system
    • Available as laminated, prefinished, or engineered wood
    • Rated for high-traffic applications
    • Bamboo and composite and exotic wood collections are available in a variety of finishes
    • Features the warmth and even sound of traditional hardwood, but more durable for commercial applications

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    Pamplona side chair
    Arper
    http://www.arper.com/
    • Stackable side chair
    • Made from recyclable materials
    • Also available with arms, as a stool, and on casters
    • Collection includes coordinating tables
    • Standard polypropylene seat and back can be upholstered for indoor use
    • Suitable for outdoor use
    • Anodized aluminum frame
    • Available in several colors

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    A—Bamboo plywood case goods
    Smith & Fong Plyboo
    plyboo.com
    • Plywood is made from 100 percent bamboo material
    • Unfinished, but compatible with industrial finishes
    • Custom sizes available up to 13 feet in length
    • Can be treated to meet Class 1 fire standards
    • Edge and flat grains available with the edge grain appearing in ¼-inch strips and the face in ¾-inch strips

    B—Envirokote paint
    Kwal
    kwalpaint.com
    • Interior flat latex paint
    • Available in 72 custommixed colors
    • Covers 400 square feet per gallon
    • Zero VOCs and very low odor
    • Green Seal compliant
    • Dries dust-free in one hour
    • Soap-and-water cleanup
    • Line also includes zero-VOC primer/sealer and zero-VOC eggshell enamel

    C—Marmorette linoleum flooring
    Armstrong
    armstrong.com
    • More than 50 colors
    • Color-coordinated solid weld rods available
    • FloorScore certified for low-VOC emissions
    • NaturCote coating reduces wear
    • Available in two gauges

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    Daylighting skylight
    Solatube S21
    solatube.com
    • Skylight system with reflectors that capture and direct sunlight indoors
    to reduce the need for artificial lighting
    • Light fixtures on dimming system depending on daylight levels
    • Available with a series of diffusers to reduce glare and modulate light quality for different interiors
    • Also available are a series of self-mounted flashings that can be integrated into existing roofing system to prevent leaks

Project: REI Prototype Store
Location: Boulder, Colo.
Client: Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Architect: Gensler, San Francisco—Ted Jacobs, design principal; Ray Shick, principal; Zsofia Kondor, project manager; Bill Nelson, project architect; Karen Skillin, job captain/project manager; Daniel Gonzales, job captain; Vivian Volz, specifier
General Contractor: Westwood Contractors—Greg Anderson, vice president, West Coast division
M/E/P Engineer: Glumac, San Francisco
Structural Engineer: KPFF, San Francisco
Lighting Designer: Architecture & Light, San Francisco
Solar Power & Renewable Energy: Solar Design Associates, San Francisco
Cost: $5.625 million
Square Footage: 45,000 square feet
Completed: 2007