April 2006 Table of Contents

From the Editor
From the Editor we want our truths self-evident

How do you describe the value architects bring to residential design? I've been working this question since I began editing this magazine seven years ago. And I know many architects struggle with this, too. Read more

K+B Studio
K + B Studio / Bath interlocking pieces

The third-floor master bath, part of a new glass-and-copper addition that KUBE Architecture attached to the back of the house, had none of the kitchen's constraints. There were no historic details worth preserving in the privacy of the top floor, so Bloom Read more

K + B Studio / Kitchen back story

Historic row houses are rich in elegant features such as high ceilings, tall windows, and gracefully proportioned reception rooms at the front of the house. But the kitchens usually suffer in silence, tucked to the rear in a dark, cramped space. Read more

a country of craft dodgers a country of craft dodgers

As a furniture maker who was extensively trained as an architect, I spend much time pondering the relationship between small details and big spaces. In the process, I have become obsessed with the demise of craftsmanship in our building economy and cultur Read more

cloning your practice Practice cloning your practice

Michael Woodley, AIA, leads a double life. An avid ice hockey fan, he has season tickets to see the Colorado Avalanche in Denver and the Mighty Ducks in Anaheim, Calif. He's an active member of the AIA and the Building Industry Association in Orange Count Read more

Architects' Choice
planks to you Architects' Choice planks to you

Charles Rose Architects: Structural glass planks from Circle Redmont. Read more

floor show Architects' Choice floor show

Christoff:Finio Architecture: Polished concrete floors from Extreme Concrete Designs. Read more

old timers Architects' Choice old timers

Ryker/Nave Design: Recycled lumber from BT Timberworks. Read more

clean slate Architects' Choice clean slate

Dick Clark Architecture: Brazilian black slate from Young Stone. Read more

white lights Architects' Choice white lights

Guy Peterson / Office for Architecture: PVB windows accented by stainless steel from YKK AP America. Read more

bright buoy Architects' Choice bright buoy

Albert Righter & Tittman: Hamilton Marine mooring buoys as eave lanterns. Read more

archehype Architects' Choice archehype

Office of Mobile Design: Hype Arc doors, stairs, and countertops. Read moreweaetxdyvaydzcwq

bamboo shoots Architects' Choice bamboo shoots

Envision Design: Bamboo veneer from Teragren. Read more

comb over Architects' Choice comb over

Marlon Blackwell Architects: Steel-and-glass grid from Razorback Awning & Ironworks. Read more

basic black Architects' Choice basic black

Carney Architects: Lithochrome Chemstain, an acid-etched concrete stain from Scofield. Read more

black box Architects' Choice black box

Sarah Nettleton Architects: Photovoltaic street number display. Read more

teak performance Architects' Choice teak performance

Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a): Teak plywood. Read more

profilit center Architects' Choice profilit center

El Dorado: The Pilkington Profilit glazing system. Read more

slight flush Architects' Choice slight flush

The Miller/Hull Partnership: Caravelle dual-flush toilet from Caroma USA. Read more

big drawer Architects' Choice big drawer

Alison Spear, AIA: U-Line undercounter drawer refrigerators. Read more

on the glow Architects' Choice on the glow

Alison Spear, AIA: Custom fireplace burners from Gulassa & Co. Read more

suspended animation Architects' Choice suspended animation

Alison Spear, AIA: Erco's Axis walk light. Read more

scratch game Architects' Choice scratch game

Kanner Architects: Plaster cladding. Read more

smooth moves Architects' Choice smooth moves

Kanner Architects: Green glass mosaic tiles from Ann Sacks' Beaulieu collection. Read more

asian influence Architects' Choice asian influence

Kanner Architects: Sugatsune, a manufacturer of pulls, handles, knobs, and other door and drawer components. Read more

park place Architects' Choice park place

The Miller/Hull Partnership: Sectional garage door by Overhead Door Corp. Read more

side job Architects' Choice side job

The Miller/Hull Partnership: AEP Span standing-seam metal siding. Read more

deep thoughts Architects' Choice deep thoughts

The Miller/Hull Partnership: Zuma's acrylic tub configurations. Read more

shop talk Architects' Choice shop talk

The Miller/Hull Partnership: Kawneer's line of architectural aluminum products. Read more

take cover Architects' Choice take cover

Luce et Studio Architects: Barrisol's stretch ceilings. Read more

fire escape Architects' Choice fire escape

Luce et Studio Architects: Crawford 240 bifold door. Read more

polymorphous Architects' Choice polymorphous

El Dorado: Polygal polycarbonate for interior doors and exterior glazing. Read more

aluminum foil Architects' Choice aluminum foil

Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a): Bar grating from BarnettBates Corp. Read more

hard times Architects' Choice hard times

Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a): CaesarStone quartz surfacing from U.S. Quartz Products. Read more

loewen behold Architects' Choice loewen behold

Sarah Nettleton Architects: Loewen windows. Read more

wall art Architects' Choice wall art

Sarah Nettleton Architects: Sto Powerwall Silco wall cladding. Read more

cold comfort Architects' Choice cold comfort

Carney Architects: Hardwood-framed windows from Case Window and Door. Read more

crafty exchange Architects' Choice crafty exchange

Carney Architects: Cabinets and ceiling treatments from Spearhead Timberworks. Read more

cutting-edge wedge Architects' Choice cutting-edge wedge

Carney Architects: Belfer's halogen wedge lighting. Read more

side lines Architects' Choice side lines

Marlon Blackwell Architects: Copper roofing used as siding from Franklin & Son. Read more

horsing around Architects' Choice horsing around

Marlon Blackwell Architects: EFCO's clear anodized commercial windows. Read more

steely eye Architects' Choice steely eye

Marlon Blackwell Architects: Custom metal work from Zahner Co. Read more

under pressure Architects' Choice under pressure

Envision Design: Sloan's Flushmate pressure-assist toilet system. Read more

batting green Architects' Choice batting green

Envision Design: Johns Manville fiberglass batt insulation. Read more

sniff test Architects' Choice sniff test

Envision Design: Benjamin Moore's Eco Spec low-odor paint. Read more

discard yard Architects' Choice discard yard

Office of Mobile Design: Recycled and found materials such as shipping containers. Read more

sharing sips Architects' Choice sharing sips

Office of Mobile Design: Structural insulated panels (SIPs). Read more

dormer delight Architects' Choice dormer delight

Albert, Righter & Tittman Architects: Divided-light double-hung Marvin windows. Read more

friendly floor Architects' Choice friendly floor

Albert, Righter & Tittman Architects: Marmoleum from Forbo Flooring. Read more

hard times Architects' Choice hard times

Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a): CaesarStone quartz surfacing from U.S. Quartz Products. Read more

clad tidings Architects' Choice clad tidings

Sorg and Associates: Aluminum cladding from Centria Architectural Systems. Read more

outside story Architects' Choice outside story

Sorg and Associates: Plywood panels from Georgia-Pacific. Read more

epoxy moxie Architects' Choice epoxy moxie

Guy Peterson / Office for Architecture: Dura-Glaze gloss epoxy from Porter Paints. Read more

lime time Architects' Choice lime time

Guy Peterson / Office for Architecture: Turkish limestone tub enclosure from Manasota Flooring. Read more

wholly rail Architects' Choice wholly rail

Guy Peterson / Office for Architecture: Railing system from Kinney-Johnson Fabricators. Read more

balanced beams Architects' Choice balanced beams

Guy Peterson / Office for Architecture: Ipé timbers from sustainably harvested forests. Read more

great white hope Architects' Choice great white hope

Dick Clark Architecture: Sand-cast basins from Infinite Fitting. Read more

patina real Architects' Choice patina real

Dick Clark Architecture: Revere Copper Products' EverGreen architectural copper. Read more

summa lumasite Architects' Choice summa lumasite

Randy Brown Architects: LUMAsite from American Acrylic Corp. Read more

value engineering Architects' Choice value engineering

Randy Brown Architects: Prefinished, engineered wood floors from Mirage/Boa-Franc. Read more

in cinque Architects' Choice in cinque

Randy Brown Architects: Avante's Cinque vanity. Read more

tag team Architects' Choice tag team

Meditch Murphey Architects: Hansgrohe's Axor faucet and Duravit's Starck 1 basin. Read more

steel here Architects' Choice steel here

Meditch Murphey Architects: Custom fabricated steel windows from Hope's Windows. Read more

flyte plan Architects' Choice flyte plan

Meditch Murphey Architects: Minka Aire Flyte fan. Read more

european channel Architects' Choice european channel

Meditch Murphey Architects: LINIT Channel Glass by Lamberts from Bendheim Wall Systems. Read more

piece work Architects' Choice piece work

Ryker/Nave Design: Modular cabinet components from Henrybuilt Corp. Read more

between acts Architects' Choice between acts

Ryker/Nave Design: Lumicor translucent material. Read more

sinking feeling Architects' Choice sinking feeling

Christoff:Finio Architecture: Custom sink in DuPont Corian from Evans & Paul. Read more

cedar light Architects' Choice cedar light

Christoff:Finio Architecture: Cedar. Read more

mega slim Architects' Choice mega slim

Charles Rose Architects: Fine mahogany wood-framed windows from Megawood Industries. Read more

good leverage Architects' Choice good leverage

Charles Rose Architects: Door hardware from The Nanz Co. Read more

arch arrival Architects' Choice arch arrival

Charles Rose Architects: The Talia kitchen faucet from Grohe. Read more

Doctor Spec
upward mobility doctor spec upward mobility

The Washington, D.C.-based Gypsum Association estimates that at least 90 percent of all new and remodeled homes are constructed with gypsum interior walls. Considering the material's design versatility, easy installation, and relatively low cost, it's not Read more

local news new material local news

Now you can read the morning paper while eating on a countertop made from yesterday's edition. Read more

off the tracks new material off the tracks

Environmentally conscious architects can spice up their projects by using old building products in new ways. Read more

new material kitchen conscience

Berkeley Mills is on a quest to make kitchen cabinets more sustainable, so the Berkeley, Calif.-based cabinetry and furniture maker has introduced two lines that use reclaimed materials, Forest Stewardship Council-certified woods, and water-based glues an Read more

prix de due off the shelf prix de due

The Piu Due suite balances geometric bath furniture with free-form fixtures. Read more

veni, vidi, venecia off the shelf veni, vidi, venecia

The Venecia line, like all of Sonia's bath furniture, is constructed from marine-grade wood for greater water resistance. Read more

urban legends off the shelf urban legends

Straight edges and sleek details give Cole & Co.'s Urban Theory collection a clean look. Read more

stone soul off the shelf stone soul

Hand-carved from a single piece of granite, the Michael Zimber-designed Zen stone basin brings natural tranquility to the bath. Read more

sound and fuera off the shelf sound and fuera

Crafted from a single piece of onyx or granite, Fuera vessels keep a low, albeit lovely, profile. Read more

off the shelf nu to you

Hundreds of experiments over 14 months led Sonoma Cast Stone to reconfigure its mixes and modify its methods to create NuCrete, a trademarked precast-concrete surface that the manufacturer insists won't stain and will “look like new for years.” Read more

Other Articles
local color

Some artists seek the peace they need for their creative processes by retreating from the urbanity around them. Not the owner of this Los Angeles studio, who paints in oils as a sideline to his job in the entertainment industry. Read more

outside influence

Washington, D.C., artist Brece Honeycutt finds creative stimulation in nature, preferring to sculpt and draw with organic media like wool, paper, earth, charcoal, and pastels. Read more

a piece of quiet a piece of quiet

Right-brain and left-brain thinking meet happily at this Connecticut sculptor's studio. The 1,100-square-foot building's large, loft-like windows and Shaker-influenced simplicity satisfy the Read more

reinvention redux

At residential architect magazine's most recent conference, "Reinvention 2005: Greening the American House," attendees gathered by region to brainstorm the challenges and opportunities facing architects who wish to design more sustainably. Read more

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