2007 Architects' Choice

  • Hide and Sleek

    Roger Ferris + Partners: Edelman Leather's floor and wall tiles are cut from the thickest parts of the hide and come in a range of sizes, including 2 inches by 8 inches, 4 inches by 8 inches, and 18 inches square. Various colors, shapes, and patterns are available.

     
  • Blue-Ribbon Panels

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • Clay Time

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • good form

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • not too slabby

    studio modera: Her favorite spec for “handsome, solid-surface countertops” is integral color concrete, which can be fashioned into “virtually any size and shape” without breaking the bank.

     
  • pièce de résistance

    Fypon: Wood is great for exterior trim, but Mother Nature can wreak havoc on its structural integrity. So Anderson opts for Fypon polyurethane molding instead, calling it “an economical solution for trimwork,” particularly in historic districts.

     
  • inside moves

    Unico: With Unico's miniduct system, architects can retrofit old houses with contemporary heating and cooling systems without destroying their original craftsmanship.

     
  • dream coat

    Duron Paints & Wallcoverings: Duron's line of 100 percent acrylic exterior paints includes Weathershield and Signature Lifetime, an ultra-premium coating with self-priming capabilities.