More stories about Walls

  • the new standard

    There are plenty of off-the-shelf products on the market that can help resolve transition issues and a host of other problems. In the process, they can create details that are every bit as elegant as a skilled artisan's, but not nearly as costly.

  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

  • the great divide

    To add walls or not to add walls? That was the question Elizabeth Whittaker, Assoc. AIA, faced when renovating this Boston loft. Her client wanted to keep the wide-open spaces and exposed terra-cotta brick ceiling, but he was looking for a modicum of organization and privacy. Glass was the solution.

  • madison square, new york city

    Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls.

  • finding emo

    Using a CMYK ink-jet printing process, a Spanish tile manufacturer can produce a full-bleed transfer of photo-quality images on porcelain tile, allowing homeowners to transform their walls or floors into their favorite photograph or drawing.

  • material witness

    A conventionally rugged material like stone doesn't usually play a lead role in a contemporary palette. But Davis wanted the house to blend into, rather than dominate, the wide-open landscape.

  • special forces

    Gypsum wallboard is one of the unsung heroes of the architectural world. It's lightweight, easy to install, and adapts to almost any design. Best of all, it's economical. No wonder, then, that wallboard is used in almost all new construction single- and m

  • sources

    Product information from RADA 2007's winning projects.

  • trend setters

    At a press conference late Wednesday afternoon, Enzo Mularoni, vice chairman for promotional activities at the Italian Trade Commission, says that the contraction in Italian tiles in the United States relates to price points and not to market loss. The co

  • cover me

    Almost 35,000 tile and stone industry professionals and 1,200 manufacturers, dealers, installers have descended on the Windy City to get an interactive glimpse of all the latest product and technology developments associated with tile.