Architects' Choice

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    substance architecture

    "I think that a product's design, or design in general, is enduring when it clearly reflects its use, works extremely well, and is direct. By direct, I mean it solves a problem in a very uncomplicated way."

     
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    sala architects

    "Enduring design has a perceptible connection to the human body. Products or materials that display a humanlike form, are made by the hand, or invite use by the hand or body are somehow familiar to us."

     
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    khoury & vogt architects

    "We believe enduring design is defined by those who use it and love it. If something is loved, it will endure, no matter how ephemeral its material life may be."

     
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    jacobsen architecture

    "Enduring design is the result of products that last because they fulfill their purpose, do not intrude beyond their function, and are not superfluous beyond their nature."

     
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    cutler anderson architects

    "Enduring design is like good poetry ... the most said with the minimum use of words. In the case of physical design, this means the revealing of a story through the language that is inherent in materials."

     
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    fire starter

    Cutler Anderson Architects: A Rais wood stove is an example of enduring design.

     
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    great grab

    Cutler Anderson Architects: High-quality, timeless door hardware.

     
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    iconic columns

    Cutler Anderson Architects: Thermador’s concealed 24-inch wide columns.

     
  • Architects' Choice

    Our annual Architects' Choice showcase features timeless materials selected by luminaries in the profession.

     
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    Tobler Duncker: The Superior TM-4500 by Lennox Hearth Products, a clean-face wood-burning fireplace with a large opening, eliminates the need for costly masonry construction.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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