2007 Architects' Choice

  • Wood Times

    Gracia Studio: The California Redwod Association's natural redwood siding accepts finishes well and is resistant to decay and insects.

     
  • Stain Alive

    Gracia Studio: Cabot's water- and oil-based semi-solid wood siding stains are guaranteed not to crack, peel, or blister, even under harsh weather conditions, according to the manufacturer, and are available in 74 colors.

     
  • Wall With a View

    Gracia Studio: Suntuf polycarbonate panels from Palram are translucent and fade- and chip-resistant.

     
  • Blaze of Glory

    Dixon Weinstein Architects: Majestic's Designer Series Regal Group mulitsided fireplace is gas-powered and comes with a standing pilot or electronic ignition.

     
  • Bella Bell

    Dixon Weinstein Architects: spOre's illuminated doorbell buttons are light-emitting diodes that consume less than a watt of power and are manufactured with a satin-aluminum finish in amber, blue, green, red, and white.

     
  • Plain Good

    Dixon Weinstein Architects: LBL Lighting's Plano pendant has an Italian glass shade with nickel metal accents. The telescopic stem measures 42½ inches long and is available in black or white.

     
  • Warm by Design

    Roger Ferris + Partners: Agape's Spoon bathtub is crafted from a resin/quartz powder composite that reportedly allows the tub to retain heat.

     
  • Forma and Function

    Roger Ferris + Partners: Boffi's collection of kitchen and bath products are manufactured in a diverse mix of materials—stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and wood veneers among them. Base and upper units can be speced in a variety of sizes.

     
  • Mixed Media

    Roger Ferris + Partners: Duratherm's custom wood windows and doors come in choices such as African mahogany, cypress, Douglas fir, and teak.

     
  • Good Trade

    Roger Ferris + Partners: This project by the firm uses a wood curtain wall system with a light-gauge steel frame for maximum wall transparency—a testament, Ferris says, to the versatility of Tradewood Windows and Doors.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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