2008 Architects' Choice

  • Lighten up

    Swatt Architects: Concreteworks Studio's concrete countertops and bathtubs are embedded with fiber optics that are invisible during the day and glow at night.

  • solid opening

    Swatt Architects: To promote "continuity from interior to exterior," Swatt specs large aluminum openings from Fleetwood, as he did on this home.

  • good save

    Bamesberger Architecture: TOTO USA toilets.

  • steel diamond

    Bamesberger Architecture: Diamond Spas stainless steel tubs.

  • dura duo

    Bamesberger Architecture: Duratherm custom wood windows with two species on one frame.

  • good cover

    Banducci Associates Architects: Western red cedar siding is stable, resists decay and offers clean lines.

  • down light

    Levitt Goodman Architects: Solatube's skylights capture daylight and disperse it into a home.

  • seam heat

    Kuklinski and Rappe Architects: Petersen Aluminum produces a variety of roofing products out of 24-gauge hot-dipped galvanized steel or aluminum.

  • Log Off

    Swatt Architects: In lieu of traditional wood or gas fireplaces, Swatt chooses Spark Modern Fires' Fire Ribbon, which can be outfitted with glass, lava rocks, or basalt stone.

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