More stories about Exteriors

  • new fork social club residence, pinedale, wyo.

    “Our clients were moving from a major city to Wyoming and came with a preconceived notion of a log cabin,” says Eric Logan, AIA.

  • btr, bethesda, md.

    David Jameson Architect, Alexandria, Va. A split-foyer fix often calls for drastic measures, and this project was no exception.

  • surface appeal

    It's not easy to design a handsome building, no matter what its type. You have to get so many elements just right if you want it to rise above the mediocre or mundane. You have to nail the usual to-do list of massing, scale, proportion, and detail. But gr

  • Fixed Slate

    Moskow Architects: Camara Slate Products' unfading green slate tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and are available in six natural colors.

  • Real Appeal

    Donald Powers Architects: No. 1 Grade Blue Label shingles are a premium-grade product for roofs and sidewalls and can be steamed for curved applications. The shingles are comprised of 100 percent defect-free heartwood with a 100 percent edge grain.

  • Hardi Boy

    Donald Powers Architects: James Hardie's Hardiplank fiber-cement siding is a durable exterior that resembles wood and resists rotting, cracking and moisture.

  • High and Dry

    COOP 15: Cembonit cement-based cladding sheets are crafted from cement, cellulose fibers, and fillers. Sheets come in thicknesses of ¼ inch and 5/16 inch and measure up to 4 feet by 10 feet.

  • Wood Times

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

  • on the boards: skin deep

    While architects Jim Brown, AIA, and Jim Gates specialize in designing buildings, they also enjoy creating and studying public art.

  • outer limits

    Any product junkie knows many innovative developments happen overseas. Another import now making incremental inroads in this country is the ventilated façade—a wall system many architects and building scientists cite as one of the most effective ways to clad a building.