architects' choice

  • waste watchers

    Levitt Goodman Architects: Baleboard plastic lumber is manufactured from 100 percent recycled industrial waste, making it less vulnerable to the elements than real wood.

     
  • tube tops

    Levitt Goodman Architects: The Castor Recycled Tube Light has a tongue-in-cheek design but is all business.

     
  • all the news that fits

    Kuklinski and Rappe Architects: Nu-Wool claims WALLSEAL—an engineered spray-in cellulose insulation made of recycled newsprint—completely fills cavities to eliminate air infiltration.

     
  • star 69

    Kuklinski+Rappe Architects: Normann Copenhagen's Norm 69 pendant is thrifty and elegant.

     
  • door score

    Banducci Associates Architects: Clopay's Avante Collection are made with 2 1/8-inch frames in custom sizes.

     
  • all that glass

    Banducci Associates Architects: Oceanside Glasstile's Tessera are made from silica sand and, in some cases, post-consumer recycled bottle glass.

     
  • 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.

     
  • rough and ready

    Obie G. Bowman Architect: Redwood Lumber and Supply Co.'s rough-sawn lumber products.

     
  • playing the angles

    Obie G. Bowman Architect: Solarium & Skylight Systems' window products.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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