Weekly Poll (44)


2019 color trends for commercial projects have recently been released. Do you think commercial spaces need special considerations for their interior coating aesthetics?


Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials say that the one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s $1.5 billion sports venue is finished, about 11 months after the building opened to the public. Do you think the intricate design of the roof was worth the multiple construction delays it caused?


Last month, AkzoNobel color experts completed a digital color recreation that reconstructed the original color scheme world-renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh used in his painting “Field with Irises near Arles.” Do you think art conservation such as this is important for coatings companies to be a part of?


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that the city is inviting architects from all over the world to participate in a design competition for the O’Hare Airport expansion plan. Do you think this is an effective way to approach big projects?


A report recently surfaced that details Apple employees accidentally running into the brand-new headquarters’ interior glass panels and hurting themselves. What kind of remedy do you think would best fix this problem?


A short documentary, “Starship Chicago,” by filmmaker Nathan Eddy, was recently released with the hope of saving the city’s polarizing James R. Thompson Center from being sold and, presumably, demolished. What do you think should happen to the iconic building?


In mid-September, Farrow & Ball reformulated its paint by adding pigment after years of customer complaints of the paint’s opacity. Some designers even began refusing to use the product. Have you ever refused a client’s preference because you didn’t like the product?


As part of an ongoing color war, artist Anish Kapoor has been banned from using artist Stuart Semple's color-changing paints, Phaze and Shift, after previously being banned from several of Semple's product lines. This is in response to Kapoor getting exclusive artistic rights to using Surrey Nanosystems' Vantablack. Do you think this color war is still justified or has it gone on long enough?


PPG released its 2018 Color Forecast that included focal shades for its various paint lines as well as the color of the year. All were shades of black. Do you love or hate this forecast?


A New York architecture firm announced plans to tether a structure from an asteroid, with residences at an elevation of 105,000 feet. Do you think this project is possible?


Many project teams are honored through various awards programs. How often do you enter your projects in awards programs?


D+D blogger and specification expert Bob Bailey writes that the increased use of delegated design in construction projects has sparked questions over responsibility. Have your projects incorporated delegated design?


A survey recently published by the American Institute of Architects indicates that the architecture industry has almost fully recovered from the recession and is seeing healthy profits. Do you feel that trend reflected in your business?


Some recent high profile projects have architectural designs that utilize ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) technology. Do you consider this material to be a viable option for years to come?


How much do you (or your company) depend on or use coating manufacturers’ color forecasts in your business?


Municipalities and home owners associations have often ordered that homes in various communities need to be repainted because they didn’t conform to community rules or guidelines. What do you think of conformity rules when it comes to paint color selection?


Do you agree with the Japanese government’s decision to scrap Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after construction cost estimates nearly doubled for the venue?


Would you live in a 3-D printed house?


A Chinese company has just built a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days from prefab components. Would you live in it?


The UK, which has the world's smallest houses, has for the first time adopted minimum space requirements in homes. Good idea or bad idea?


A Dutch architect is suing a former museum client, saying its expansion plans "mutilate" his design. Should architects retain legal rights over their design after the project is completed?


How do you rank your priorities in building design today?


Critics say that today’s “starchitects” are pushing design extremes that are structurally risky. What do you think?


The major paint and color experts have all unveiled their 2015 Colors of the Year. How much do you think these selections influence design and color trends?


"98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure s**t," renowned architect Frank Gehry recently declared with a middle-finger salute. What's your take?


Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has said that architects “have nothing to do with the workers.” Should architects concern themselves with worker conditions on their projects?


New York City will allow a developer to build a separate entrance ("poor door") and elevator for tenants in lower-income units of a new rental property. What do you think?


Neighbors in a historic district are protesting a nearly completed modernist home that the historic commission approved, then a city board rejected. A judge may order the home torn down. What do you think?


A California architect who improperly built a home with outdoor fireplaces installed inside has been sentenced to a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a house fire killed a firefighter. Does the penalty fit?


Will the new South Coast Air Quality Management District VOC restrictions on colorants affect your business?


Some men’s prison cells and boys’ locker rooms have been painted pink in order to soothe or humiliate occupants. What do you think of this idea?


One World Trade Center’s spire has earned it the honor of tallest U.S. building. What should “tallest building” mean?


In the UK, a tax-funded artistic group called the Blight Society is teaching graffiti classes. Critics call this a misuse of public funds that will encourage vandalism. What do you think?


Several homeowners have been forced to remove murals painted on their property. Who should have the final say over an exterior mural on a private home?


Do you have a preferred “green” building system for design and construction?


Who should have final say over whether a mural is appropriate for public display?


A French court has awarded damages to an architect whose museum design was altered by an addition decades later. What do you think of this?


North Miami Beach has passed an ordinance that restricts the use of certain exterior paint colors by businesses. What’s your take on this?


Some cities are considering regulating exterior paint colors for commercial buildings. Is this a good idea?


What is your opinion on the future of wallcoverings?


What should be uppermost in the mind of an architect when designing a building?


What resources do you use in making color choices?


What do you think about using wallcoverings for interior design?


Le Corbusier, one of the master architects of the Bauhaus movement, which is considered minimalistic in use of color, said that “color is the immediate spontaneous expression of life.” Which of the following expressions about the architectural use of color most closely reflects your view?


 
 
   

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