ALAVO is the modular, touch-free, behind-mirror handwash system by Dolphin Solutions. It keeps the taps, soap dispensers and hand dryers cleverly concealed behind a back-lit mirror and above the basins - saving space, minimising water spillage and reducing queues.
We've been asked lots of questions by architects about how to achieve these kinds of finishes, so we decided to share the answers to the questions architects most need to know in order to specify products with these in-demand finishes. If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please let us know in the comments below!
What does it stand for?
PVD stands for Physical Vapour Deposition.
As we make our way into 2017, many architecture practices and industry analysts are looking to the future and sharing their thoughts on the next generation of buildings and infrastructure.
Sustainability is a key theme, which is becoming apparent as firms unveil their visions. Take the ‘smog eating’ skyscraper for example . This is a vision by materials science company, Arconic, which takes us 45 years into the future, to a place where buildings are covered in a self-cleaning material that actually eats smog. This isn’t just the subject of dreams though; the materials used in this vision are either in development or have already been brought to market, making this a very real possibility.