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Seattle’s Symphony of Architecture and Design Center for the State of Washington

sing pivot doors in center for architecture design seattle with man doorsGreen building materials are the focus point of every architecture design now-a-days. As the home of the architect and design community for State of Washington, which is the leader in high tech and advanced materials playground for searching the planet for green, earth-friendly products is essential for this new home for all designers and architects.

In the temple of Seattle’s Center for Architecture & Design, the evergreen state sets the standard for promoting the highest standards of preserving our green earth among the Pacific Northwest architectural community while seeking out new ways to approach a more sustainable approach with building products that save energy and add longevity to the overall life of projects around our local communities and the world.

The idea of a local design center is not new, but the Seattle design center is the leading edge of this new technological approach to new office designs; bringing to life the idea of a multi-functional design combining office space, media, meeting and a gallery to promote green design permeating all areas of life and our society.

It all starts with the composer / architect of the project; with Ric Peterson’s design of Suyama Peterson Deguchi, while leading the team of the designer of the total project which includes a varied line up of suppliers, general manufacturers and fabricators to tackle the most challenging job to represent the state’s finest architects and designers. When all is said and done, the resulting space in this center represents the new philosophy and concept of engineering for a better world within the office space that has superior functionality as it is easy to maintain and built with the longest lasting building materials.

The symphony’s composer is Ric Peterson, FAIA of Suyama Peterson Deguchi was charged with the challenge of creating a design center work of art. The score is conducted by general contractor / conductor of the symphony, Krekow Jennings supervising all components while acquiring and arranging the performers (trade professionals such as sub contractors) participating in the creation of the newest chapter in executing the design by using green building materials made locally, produced with less energy and waste used throughout this project. The resulting masterpiece is a modern office, meeting room and gallery in a picturesque downtown location as a perfect showcase for professional trades and an inviting exposure to the general public. The whole job will not happen if without all the support from the donor of their trade skill to help such as painters did all the paint work for the furniture, and Schuchart/Dow craftsmen did all the assembly which basically started from patented Sing Panels, all in flat-pack which is easy and takes up less space for shipping to the job site avoiding damage during transport, and the end result is a new chapter of this ornate symphony of building art; simple, functional and elegant.
huge extreme edge pivot doors in seattle center for architecture design sing core

FAIA Mr. Peterson is a senior architect for Suyama Peterson Deguchi (SPD) responsible for providing the solutions to build the multi-function 4800 sq. ft. space by creating a gallery that could be converted to a conference room within minutes to hold secure meetings within the center itself. It needs a special pivot door when it open it is a large gallery, when those 4 doors closed it become a conference room. All the furniture, work tables, islands and counter tops are quickly and easily assembled on site

About the large pivot door: Mr. Ric was able to accomplish the door solution by teaming up with inventor, Peter Sing, whose lightweight, high strength building material made it all possible without the use of heavy equipment, lifts and cranes. After being invited to join the project, Sing offered to supply not only the doors but almost the rest of all the office furniture, partitions and even part of the dining table/work table and cabinets in the lunge and office areas – all made of patented Sing panels, same core materials to build those 4 large pivot doors.

About the large pivot doors: There are four 12 ft. x 10 ft. x 5 inch thick doors, It starts with patented Sing core as door panel each weighing around 500 pounds each for easy moving as shown at above pic. Each door was installed in less than a half an hour. These unique large extreme edge pivot doors were manufactured in Washington state using patented Sing Core as the embedded structural core material. those door had added two more layers of material on the job site to create sound deadening and fire retardant features, Even with his lightweight, high strength core material, the wall feels as though it is made of solid stone, when you knock on it. Two of the doors feature a built in man door for simple access when the area is secured as a conference room. Four doors are easily 12 ft. x 10 ft. 2,000 pound pivot doors by the time completed provide the conversion from gallery to conference room quickly and easily.

About the furnishings, desks, tables and partition walls: Office area are also with totally new design approach with new leading edge patented lightweight , high strength eco friendly Sing panels. all those office furniture are assembly on the site by use patented Sing panels all flat pack after paint by painters and hand carry to the designer center, some shelf / table top and partition wall are over 12 ft. in length. Each of the panels are designed to be able to be carried by one person.

Assembling office furniture from sing modular panels lightweight high strength seattle center architecture designThe features of the office and lounge areas are simple but elegant in the functional execution of the artist’s design concept. All the furniture features adjustable legs to maintain work surfaces at high precision instrument grade levels. Up to 8 foot clear span work areas are neat and clean while keeping all power and other cords neatly hidden from view by an embedded wire management channel system that is an effective design component within the work areas. Single piece partitions that span up to 12 feet provide privacy and security while standing flawlessly amidst the efficiently accurate space.

Not resorting to raised level work areas provides an effective approach to cleaning and maintenance of the floor space that is both easy and saves time. all the wiring are hidden within the desk top and shelf channels, instead build raise floor as most commercial office space which takes more space and more assembly time and lose more precious space.

Completing the symphonic work, Sing and his patented product “Sing Core” is joining the team of suppliers that is bringing the dream of Seattle’s design symphony to life.

Hearing about this project might cause you to wonder how an entire facility of this magnitude could be quickly and easily assembled out of multiple integrated modular panels. This is the first time such a grandiose project has been built completely of lightweight high strength panels that are not only sound deadening but are resistant to warp, bend or twist, even while covering long spans and featuring natural wood surfaces.

Thanks to Sing’s lightweight material, it took less than 2 hours to unload and install those huge pivot doors (weighing-in at only 500 lbs.) and three craftsmen assembled and installed all the office and lounge components and furniture. Sing Core it the new Eco-friendly building material that has helped to create the strongest most lightweight office furniture ever invented in the world, creating endless possibilities to provide architects, engineers and designers the ability to provide sustainable long-life office furniture and so much more…

The advantage Sing office furniture which furnish almost the entire design center space

1 Easy to clean floors (less table legs shelf supports to interrupt the cleaning process).
2 Easy wiring management (all wires are hidden in the channel between the partition wall and desk top).
3 Some areas designed with clear span of 10 ft. plus (the shelf top and the table top are at same level) providing more working surface and elegant work space.
4 Partition walls are made of a single piece large panel (without joining to separate entire work station, offers more privacy yet simple, elegant and functional).
5 Easy to assemble on the job site (entire office lounge area constructed of Sing Panels (each piece of furniture is flat packed and installed by Schuchart/Dow).

The advantage of pivot door / partition wall

1 Change the conference room to gallery within minutes.
2 Fire proof and sound deadening patented Sing pivoted door.
3 Man door on both sides of the entrance for easy access.
4 The lightweight and strength of Sing pivot doors enabled designers to add 1,500 lbs. of additional material without compromise.

See also: Seattle Center for Architecture & Design

 

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Torsion Box Club

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Sing Torsion Box Club
FREE to Join Today
Members Only

Meet us at the Woodworking Show
November 15-17, 2013
Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4
Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217

Woodworkers know the best solution for building a true flat work bench, door or panel is to use a torsion box structure. It takes a skilled craftsperson hours, if not days, to build a true flat strong lightweight bench. This torsion box is very labor intensive, people only do it for extremely high-end or as a labor of love.

The good news is Sing Torsion Box structures are made in our factory by the train load with highly precision machinery. It is more precise, higher in strength and lighter in weight than any torsion box structure created by a wood shop. Now you can use the most advanced torsion box to build endless products at very low cost.

Inventor Peter Sing invites you to apply for free membership in his Sing Torsion Box Club today.  Members are invited to attend free seminars and first-time attendees receive enough Sing Torsion Box core to build a large size work bench free… and bring your truck to take advantage of seminar-only you haul bargains.

Sing Torsion Box Club members have access to exclusive how-to information and details about how to build the strongest, most lightweight products using eco-friendly Sing Torsion Box technology.

Member Benefits:

  • Free Seminar(s)
  • Free How-to Details
  • Free Sing Torsion Box Material*
  • Members Only Club Discount Pricing
  • Build Products for Us
  • Build Products for You
  • We Sell Your Sing Products
  • Make the world a better place promoting Eco-friendly woodworking

Joining is free and you can enjoy all the benefits that come with membership by having access to free material to build to your heart’s content using patented Sing Torsion Box or Sing core.

Members are also part of a growing network of craftsmen, and will be able to trade your skills with the highest quality wood material at no cost to you and/or purchase material at club discount price.

Free Seminars

Sing Seminars are held periodically (currently bi-monthly, increasing frequency according to growth of movement) at our showroom, next to our factory.

These seminars explore tools, techniques and processes that maximize the Sing Torsion Box technology. As well as:

  • Discover how to build new Sing products
  • Take advantage of 1-day-only discount offers (bring your truck)
  • Take advantage of skills-for-materials offers
  • Network and exchange woodworking knowledge with others
  • Reduce overhead and maximize profit
  • Access evolving marketing techniques
  • Business-building and merchandising

Members can join our Active Craftsman Division (ACD) entitling you to all knowledge and material needed (including Sing Torsion Box, adhesive(s) and wood veneers) to cold-press (included) and manufacture your own Sing furniture panels, boards and beams.

Free Sing Torsion Box Material

In this exclusive grass-roots movement, we are partnering with skilled craftsmen who desire to promote the wave of American-made handcrafted products that are the best in the world. We know these are hard-times, and we are here to help you get from here to there.

In an effort to help motivated and talented woodworkers, we are willing to provide select ACD members with the materials they need to build their products up-front. This is by invitation only and you can enroll in this program at our free seminar.

ACD Members are invited to attend our detailed seminars at our factory location, so that you can be assured to have the best, most current information and designs at your fingertips.

Members Only Discount Pricing

Sing Torsion Box Club members save up to 75% on materials i.e. Urethane Glue, Sing Core, Sing Sandwich Panels, Sing Panels, hardwood veneers (oak, maple, birch, sapele, walnut, luan, etc…) at a fraction of the price of regular distributors.

Member Responsibilities

1 Study our web site to learn and believe that Sing Torsion Box is what you would like to use at your wood shop.

2 Tell your friends and enter our wood blog to talk about your experience about Sing Torsion Box as non-biased comments and share with the wood working trade what your Sing Core knowledge.

3 Use your Sing Torsion Box Club membership to use Sing Core and Sing Sandwich Panels to build all types of Sing products. Members can sell products back to Sing Core, or can be sold on consignment at Sing Core, sell at your own on line store or let us sell for you.

4 Promote Eco-friendly products and keep jobs at home by using your skills to build products to last and will help to spread the word to others about Sing Torsion Box and make the world a better place.

 

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Sing Along With American Made Lightweight Tables

Sing Along With American Made Lightweight Tables

By Damon Marturion

Using Sing Core technology, the structural integrity of any table can be magnified exponentially while remaining extremely lightweight.

Inventor, Peter Sing, says, “There is nothing like this in the world that is eco-friendly lightweight, strong and stronger than titanium; plus,” says Sing, “We help put American craftsmen back to work building products that are handmade in the USA and will last the test of time, while making the world a better place.”

I met with Mr. Sing in his international headquarters in McCleary, Washington. Many emerging technologies have been birthed in the Pacific Northwest and Sing’s, patented “Sing Core” is destined to provide a natural and bio-friendly alternative to existing building materials.

One of Peter Sing's Sing Core Tables

Mr. Sing gave me a tour through his warehouse where I viewed a variety of table designs. They covered the entire spectrum from industrial work-tables, to kitchen tables, desktop and coffee-tables. Pretty much, any kind of table you could think of.

Of course, Mr. Sing is enthusiastic about his own products but he really got my attention when he lifted the whole end of an eight foot table with one finger. I thought, “That doesn’t make sense… How’d he do that?” as if it were been some parlor-trick or something… Then he challenges me to try it… and sure enough, it was so lightweight that I could duplicate the demonstration with one finger.

Mr. Sing claimed that though extremely lightweight, that his sing core was stronger than titanium. Sing explains, “Compared to an average size of grid for honeycomb core made of aluminum, titanium and plastic that are less than 1/2 inches, keeping an adequate strength is an issue. Sing core’s internal structure is made of renewable natural wood veneer that is so strong that 2 x 2 inch grids of sing core reached 660 psi when tested by UW Civil Engineering Lab, proving that it is stronger than almost any available honeycomb core.” I thought this was an optimistic appraisal, until he crawled onto this 8 foot table that was only one-inch thick and laid on it as if he was going to take a nap. Then he asked me if I could witness any visible bowing of the table top beneath him. Sure enough, to my naked eye, the table top was perfectly straight.

Not being an engineer, I could not explain what my eyes were seeing, but it confused my reality of what seemed possible and/or my interpretation of the laws of physics as I understood them.

One of Peter Sing's Sing Core Collapsible Tables

Getting off of the table, he explained to me that while I was looking at tables covered in a variety of material, like Formica (HPL), natural woods and metal; his technology could be applied to any covering resulting in a lightweight, strong and long-lasting end product using no melamine or particle board. Examples included any surface material, “Like any kind of wood product, concrete, any stone – like granite – for instance, acrylics, glass, or even Kevlar for bullet-proof solutions.”

“Try to bend it,” Mr. Sing encourages me to bang, press and sit on the table to challenge its structural integrity, “You can’t. It’s too strong.”

Then turning his hand from horizontal to vertical, he said, “And any table top you see here can be turned to stand, like this, and it becomes a door,” with the same properties, just different hardware and packaging, “or any other thing. It’s the same core material.”

Mr. Sing said that his manufacturing facility was most famous for providing lightweight and “true flat” solutions for oversize doors. He said that this is a common problem for designers and architects as, “The reason most wood products fail is due to warping, twisting and cupping.

As we walked through a maze of assorted furniture, it was obvious to me that Peter Sing’s sing core could be used in nearly any consumer product, as well as structural applications; everything from cutting boards to bridges.

Then he hit me with his philanthropic dream of making the world a better place by putting the power of product design and manufacturing back in the hands of the average American who has (at least) basic woodworking skills. Sing says this is a, “New miracle revolution of true green technology.”

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To this end, Mr. Sing has launched his, “Lightweight University,” where he trains and certifies pioneers (anyone from one-man operations to large, corporate manufacturing facilities) in the practical use of his sing core. He went on to say, “Every student, every draftsman, artist, designer or housewife can use sing core to create thousands of product applications if they attend Lightweight University , at least they could benefit by using products made of sing core in their daily lives.”

“Anyone can design,” sing core products, according to Sing. When people come to him with ideas, he empowers them with his technology, allowing them to create things that have never existed before; and if they so desire, supports them as they manufacture their designs and gain market share via Lightweight University (LWU).

Inventor, Peter Sing, says, “This should be in every house in America,” encouraging everyone to, “spread the news… tell your family and friends,” about sing core and his desire to put the power of manufacturing back, “in the hands of American craftsmen,” who can create high-quality, handmade creations that will last for lifetimes, while still being economical enough to compete with cheap (disposable) imports; returning pride to the phrase, “Made in the USA.”

For more information, contact:

Peter Sing at Sing Core, P.O. Box 1691, McCleary, WA 98557 (360) 495-3577

 

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Lightweight Green Patented Plywood Export to Asia

Monday, July 18, 2013    For Immediate Release

The first container of green patented plywood exported to Asia is the start of something new. Inventor, Peter Sing from McCleary, Washington, invites Americans to join his grass roots eco-revolution.

 

This might be the first container of a new, lightweight plywood manufactured in the United States of America’s Pacific Northwest exported and received in Bangkok, Thailand.

In a world where little is exported to Asia, especially in the way of wood products, like manufactured plywood because the end product can be manufactured more inexpensively outside the USA, it is interesting that one American company would find an open market in Asia.

SingCore-above-Bangkok-ThailandWhy would Asia import this particular product from the United States?

These finished panels are extremely unique and meet increasing demand for new manufacturing standards being adopted overseas and are now seeing the light of day in America.

The first concern is that the construction industry is seeking more eco-friendly, sustainable solutions for building projects.

In this case, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok was seeking to find a solution that met the biologically sound agenda with superior strength. The solution to the problems faced by the Thai engineers was discovered using a simple Google search for “lightweight panel” solving not only the ecologically friendly problem, but was also extremely lightweight, super-strong and has a longer lifespan than similar plywood-type products.

The patented Sing Core honeycomb panels were manufactured under the guidelines and supervision of inventor, Peter Sing in McCleary, Washington, who also holds the patent on the Sing Core technology.

According to Inventor Sing, “Sing Core honeycomb panels are lighter weight than paper-core products; stronger than any material including titanium with the same size honeycomb grid for maximum compression; made using less energy and raw materials and less waste than any other similar materials; are manufactured from natural and recycled materials that are renewable and earth friendly… plus,” says Sing, “In a society that has become accustomed to most everything being inexpensive and disposable, we provide Sing Core as a solution that will last for centuries.”

While Asia has been accused recently of dumping plywood solutions (providing under cost in order to decimate the market) to the Americas, resulting in a mandatory 25% duty to offset their economic impact on domestic products, the American-made Sing Core solution is launching a grass roots revolution to return pride to the United States, while providing local jobs, supporting local communities and economies while reducing the greenhouse effect at home.

The unconventional strength is achieved by Sing’s patented design utilizing a vertical-grain wood honeycomb filled with a foam core, that when sandwiched between two laminates is 10-times the strength of traditional plywood solutions, maintaining straightness or flatness over a large span of material.

Sing-Core-Long-Carry-Bangkok-ThailandThis project represents less than a tenth of one percent of the solutions that Sing Core technology provides. Peter Sing says, “Sing Core can be used in thousands of applications from furniture manufacture to huge structural challenges. One practical application that we are known for in the USA is for large doors, because ours are so lightweight, stronger and more eco-friendly than anything pound-for-pound and maintain their integrity while lasting hundreds of years.

“We supply to the companies that build products for the President, Statesmen, Prime Ministers, Kings and the Pope, because,” Says Sing, “This is the only eco-friendly solution that solves all the problems of oversize integrity, strength, lightweight and will pass the test of time.” Although high-end clients are currently using this technology, Sing says he wants to bring it to every household stateside; then he plans to take his invention to the rest of the world.

Sing core is an improvement over existing wood components due to its use of less than 10% wood product with the grain perpendicular to the surface of each panel to form the honeycomb matrix sandwiched between two skins of any desired material; it is this design problem/solution that led to the development of his invention which Mr. Sing expects to be a common household name used to describe a new level of quality standard in manufactured products.

Sing Core technology can be applied to nearly any building material including (but not limited to) concrete, metals, fiberglass, plastics, even bulletproof skins can be used, like Kevlar.

Inventor, Peter Sings, wants to take his patented technology to the streets in a grass roots revolution to support working class America, as well as manufacturing facilities across the United States via his virtual training facility, “Lightweight University.” The intricacies and possibilities of Sing’s patented innovations can be shared on an equal platform by participating Americans, whom Sing regards as “consultants” rather than students.

The University is open to all Americans who want to help us build a more sustainable future while shoring up local economies. He says, “Of course the University is open to the manufacturers that we work with, but they are large corporations. My goal is to put this technology into the hands of the people, to put them to work so that they can support their families while making the world a better place.” In making his program available to, “everyone,” he is offering scholarships to those who might need a helping hand in embracing these technological advancements.

one-man-beam-carrySing explains, “I want to help the one-man operations, mom-and-pop shops and small businesses get back on a profitable track in life and help them achieve a better bottom line by producing products that are superior quality, at a lower base cost than conventional materials, including, scholarships, grants and subsidies for Sing Core for low-end solutions enabling them to compete with lower-quality inexpensive import products.”

What does it take to start up a Sing Core manufacturing facility? Peter Sing answers, “It’s easier than you think. We show you how to set up your manufacturing facility in less space than a single car garage, how to make your own Sing Press with our materials; and we even supply our students with Sing Core at their location on consignment. That means they only pay for the product that they use, as they use it, on demand.”

And it takes less time to learn this new green technology than you might think. Sing explains, “There is no need to go to school for four years to get a job. I can show you how to do this in two weeks, and I will even give you the material that you need to get started.”

 

For more information, visit: http://www.singcore.com and/or http://www.lightweightuniversity.com respectively.

Contact: Peter Sing

Sing Core

P.O. Box 1691, McCleary, WA  98557

info@singhome.com

360-495-3577

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Furniture Garage

 

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Garage Organizer

The Sing Honeycomb Garage Organizer offers clean lines in a clean space. Its many compartments make storing all your gadgets and tools easy. Pacific Northwest cedar inlaid with eucalyptus gives a smooth, natural feel to your garage. Sing’s environmental goal is to use less labor and fewer materials to make lasting furniture. Sing Shelves support ten times more weight than cardboard core without much cost variation. The Sing Garage Organizer is so strong, it doesn’t require center supports. This means you can have an 8′ clear span, providing you with more free space.

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How to Order

To order Sing Furniture submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

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Furniture Night Stand

 

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Sing Core Night Stands


Sing Honeycomb Night Stands bring a clean, modern feel to your bedroom. It is portable, lightweight, and easy to assemble. Our night stands are made with Pacific Northwest cedar inlaid with eucalyptus.

Choose our pre-designed night Stand, or do a custom order where you pick the dimensions and skin type. Click here to get started with a custom order.

We offer a Sing lifetime structural guarantee.

Style: Contemporary
Size: 20″ Wide x 24″ Tall x 20″ Deep
Drawer Size: 18″Wide x 6″High x 17″Deep
Color: Natural Wood Veneer

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How to Order

To order Sing Furniture submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

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Furniture Metal Tables

 

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Sing Honeycomb Metal Tables

Sing Honeycomb tables bring a clean, modern feel to your bedroom.They are portable, lightweight, and easy to assemble. Our tables are completely custom and made to order.

We can do any thickness ranging from 1/2″ to 4″, nearly any dimension, and nearly any skin type. !

We offer a Sing 10 year structural guarantee.

 

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How to Order

To order Sing Furniture submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

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Furniture Work Bench

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Work Bench

Sing work benches are a woodworker’s dream come true!  Each panel in Sing Furniture contains a torsion box honeycomb that strengthens the structure and makes it perfectly flat, with only .007 inch variation. Now you can have precision in everything you make.

Our Sing Honeycomb furniture come in a natural wood finish, solid wood drawers (sides, back and bottom) faced with our honeycomb core wood veneered fronts. Drawer sliding mechanisms are precision placed, so drawers open and close smoothly and drawers sit flush to the furniture. Our furniture weighs a third as much as solid wood, can support up to 600lbs, and is truly flat.

 

How to Order

To order Sing Furniture submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.