April 2008 Table of Contents

Home Front
home front perspective: basic training

Sergio Palleroni is the founder of BaSiC, an intiative that brings faculty and students together to work on design/build projects for low-income clients all over the globe, drawing in collaborators from other schools, nations, and disciplines. One of its most high-profile undertakings is the Katrina Furniture Project. Read more

home front smart work

The partners at KieranTimberlake Associates greeted the news that they'd won The American Institute of Architects' 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award with a double dose of elation and humility. Read more

Green Piece
green piece rock star

The environmental arguments against owning a second (or third) home seem irrefutable. An extra house perforce consumes extra building resources and operating energy, not to mention the fossil fuels used for transportation to and from the beach, mountains, or countryside. But the flip side of this view is that humans need contact with nature. Read more

K+B Studio
K + B Studio / Bath tech meets tradition

Floor-to-ceiling windows along two walls are the first hint that this master bathroom remodel was designed for an adventurous person. The client, say architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA, and Julie Hacker, AIA, is a “very interesting guy who owns a telecommunications company and collects English Arts & Crafts furniture.” Read more

K + B Studio / Kitchen structured whimsy

Architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA, and Julie Hacker, AIA, are known for their elegant, timeless designs. And nowhere is their talent more finely expressed than in the kitchen, where they filter a deep knowledge and affinity for classical details through a subtly modern lens. Read more

a different model practice a different model

Imagine you're about to graduate from architecture school when the economy is struggling, much as it is now. You're part of a close-knit group of master's program colleagues disaffected by the idea of an internship at a big firm and looking for a way to bridge academic camaraderie and practice. What are your options? Read more

Architects' Choice
architects' choice Architects' Choice architects' choice

This is our ninth year of talking with talented residential practitioners about the products and materials they admire most. This is the architect's art: envisioning a world of fresh possibilities in that old, reliable products catalog. Read more

discreet charm architects' choice discreet charm

Nandinee Phookan Architect: Häfele’s Hawa top-hung sliding door hardware. Read more

raging pull architects' choice raging pull

EFM Design: Leather architectural pulls designed for Spinneybeck. Read more

british turn architects' choice british turn

Taylor Smyth Architects: Gira door handle by British designer Jasper Morrison. Read more

avante garde architects' choice avante garde

Blip Design: Avante garage doors from Clopay Building Products. Read more

happy days architects' choice happy days

Alterstudio Architects: Happy D. sinks from Duravit. Read more

pivotal move architects' choice pivotal move

E. Cobb Architects: RIXSON’s top and bottom pivot hinges. Read more

gessi work architects' choice gessi work

XTEN Architecture: Rettangolo line of faucets and tub fillers from Gessi. Read more

outside in architects' choice outside in

Sprocket Design-Build: Hinkley Lighting’s 6-inch-by-16-inch Atlantis wall sconce. Read more

cheat sheet architects' choice cheat sheet

Bercy Chen Studio: Regal Plastics acrylic sheeting in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures. Read more

recess time architects' choice recess time

Studio A: Lacava’s Twin Set semi-recessed sink. Read more

fast track architects' choice fast track

Kuth/Ranieri Architects: Miele convection steam oven. Read more

nom de lume architects' choice nom de lume

EFM Design: Zincalume corrugated metal. Read more

tara firma architects' choice tara firma

EFM Design: Dornbracht’s Tara Classic faucets by Sieger Design. Read more

elements of tile architects' choice elements of tile

EFM Design: Appiani’s Anthologhia tile mini pieces. Read more

valli high architects' choice valli high

EFM Design: Door levers and cabinet pulls from Italian manufacturer Valli&Valli. Read more

dark victory architects' choice dark victory

Taylor Smyth Architects: Titanium/zinc alloy cladding from VM ZINC. Read more

set in stone architects' choice set in stone

Taylor Smyth Architects: Ciot’s resinset river stones. Read more

pack mentality architects' choice pack mentality

Kuth/Ranieri Architects: The 36-inch rangetop from Wolf Appliance. Read more

above it all architects' choice above it all

Kuth/Ranieri Architects: RSA Lighting’s COMBOLIGHT is a recessed multilamp fixture for a variety of applications. Read more

easy slider architects' choice easy slider

Kuth/Ranieri Architects: Quantum’s Euroglide lift-and-slide door system. Read more

sod fellows architects' choice sod fellows

Studio A: Green roof waterproofing systems from Soprema. Read more

lasting planks architects' choice lasting planks

Studio A: Smith & Fong’s Plyboo planks. Read more

all that glass architects' choice all that glass

Studio A: Glass tiles from Waterworks. Read more

stock broker architects' choice stock broker

Bercy Chen Studio: US Lumber Brokers Birch plywood cladding. Read more

true tone architects' choice true tone

Bercy Chen Studio: Oldcastle Glass gray-tinted architectural glass for increased energy efficiency. Read more

rocky mountain dry architects' choice rocky mountain dry

Sprocket Design-Build: Wood/resin panels from Prodema. Read more

commanding presence architects' choice commanding presence

Sprocket Design-Build: Concrete with color admixture from Davis Colors. Read more

design riga architects' choice design riga

XTEN Architecture: Riga Form birch plywood overlaid with a phenol film. Read more

bar glass architects' choice bar glass

XTEN Architecture: Ford-Brady glass tiles in a straight bar design. Read more

the outsider architects' choice the outsider

E. Cobb Architects: Western red cedar cladding. Read more

revealing look architects' choice revealing look

E. Cobb Architects: Base reveals from Gordon’s Interior Specialties Division. Read more

hard sell architects' choice hard sell

Alterstudio Architects: CaesarStone quartz surfacing. Read more

good parma architects' choice good parma

Alterstudio Architects: Parma faucets from Danze. Read more

chroma therapy architects' choice chroma therapy

Alterstudio Architects: Chroma by 3form is a transparent polyresin plastic surfacing. Read more

big idea architects' choice big idea

Blip Design: Cembonit panels from Cement Board Fabricators. Read more

right lyte architects' choice right lyte

Blip Design: Stonco Roughlyte industrial fixture from Genlyte. Read more

counter move architects' choice counter move

Blip Design: PaperStone’s Certified Series countertops. Read more

clandestine arrangements architects' choice clandestine arrangements

Nandinee Phookan Architect: Poliform USA closet systems. Read more

german curves architects' choice german curves

Nandinee Phookan Architect: FSB’s 1058 handle. Read more

enduring design architects' choice enduring design

Nandinee Phookan Architect: Architect Arne Jacobsen faucet designs for Vola. Read more

Doctor Spec
doctor spec A Bright Future

Buried in an energy bill signed into law by President Bush last December was a little-noticed provision that phases out incandescent light bulbs over the next four to 12 years in favor of more energy-efficient technology. Read more

ECOHOME magazine Launched green pieces ECOHOME magazine Launched

ECOHOME magazine, residential architect's newest sister publication, will provide housing industry professionals(architects, remodelers, and builders) with comprehensive information on the latest green products and technologies. Read more

big beauty new material big beauty

Large-format tile collection's basic model measures nearly 3 feet square, and the largest is almost 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall. Read more

snack size new material snack size

Stainless steel 15-inch-wide refrigerator drawers—touted by the manufacturer as the world's first—are well-suited for lofts, wet bars, master suites, and any compact space. Read more

clean silhouette new material clean silhouette

Protruding a mere ½ inch from the ceiling, smoke alarm from Kidde delivers innovative technology, via an ionization sensor, in a stylish package. Read more

show hide new material show hide

Turnstyle Designs feature drum-dyed, bridle leather-wrapped door levers and pulls. Read more

finding emo new material 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. Read more

workspace substance

The first time Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, saw his firm's future office space, he couldn't believe his luck. The former 1920s car dealership in Des Moines, Iowa, had 15-foot ceilings, beautifully preserved wood trusses, exposed brick walls, and views in three directions. Read more

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