2005 Architects' Choice

  • fire brand

    nagle hartray danker kagan mckay penney: Architect James L. Nagle often uses lead-coated copper on home exteriors to make fireplace enclosures.

     
  • cool disguise

    nagle hartray danker kagan mckay penney: Sub-Zero's refrigerator drawers can be integrated completely into the cabinetry and fitted with matching custom fronts. Part of Sub-Zero's 700 series, the drawers are 27 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and come as a set of two drawers that can be configured in...

     
  • flex tile

    michael g. imber, architect: Ann Sacks' glass mosaic tiles come attached to 12¾-by-12¾-inch netted sheets and work for pool surrounds and interior applications.

     
  • new depths

    michael g. imber, architect: Deep Landing's handcrafted light fixtures have a “twist that indicates a new look for our generation,” says architect Michael G. Imber.

     
  • action hero

    michael g. imber, architect: Hardware Renaissance's hand-forged strike-bar spring latches “create a fun interaction between user and home,” according to architect Michael G. Imber.

     
  • voc this way

    michael g. imber, architect: Farrow & Bell has used a raw material formula for its paints and wallpapers for more than 100 years and its paints' pure pigments emit very low VOC levels.

     
  • bread winner

    siegel & strain architects: PrimeBoard wheat straw engineered with formaldehyde-free, emissions-free synthetic resin produces a lightweight board that the company says is harder and more moisture resistant than other particleboards and MDF.

     
  • ash decision

    siegel & strain architects: Headwaters Resources fly ash cement comes from waste produced by coal-fueled power plants.

     
  • yesterday's news

    siegel & strain architects: U.S. Greenfiber's Cocoon insulation is made from recycled newspapers and can be sprayed in wet or blown in dry.

     
  • inside slider

    muse architects: G-U Hardware's Lift/Slide hardware system's parts are made from steel and zinc die casting. According to architect Stephen Muse, it permits the “effortless opening of multiple sets of large pocket doors.”

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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