July 2010 Table of Contents

From the Editor
from the editor Clients Might Need Guidance on Classic Products

Architects know which products will stand the test of time, and those products will give clients the most for their money. Read more

Home Front
Summer 2010 Reading Listhomefront Summer 2010 Reading List

A fine crop of new books on architecture and design to help you catch up on your reading this summer. Read more

Stephen Kanner, FAIA, 1955–2010

L.A. modernist architect and founder of the A+D Museum passed away from cancer on July 2 at the age of 54. Read more

Green Piece
VAST Enterprises' modular lanscaping systemgreen pieces VAST Enterprises' modular lanscaping system

VAST's recycled tire modular paving system promotes drainage. Read more

Sansin's Purity Staingreen pieces Sansin's Purity Stain

Purity water-based stain penetrates wood and contains no VOCs. Read more

Niagara Conservation's Stealth toiletgreen pieces Niagara Conservation's Stealth toilet

The Stealth uses only 0.8 gallons of water per flush. Read more

K+B Studio
Dutcher Creek Bath by Nielsen:Schuh Architectsk+b studio / bath Dutcher Creek Bath by Nielsen:Schuh Architects

The master bath and powder of this California wine country house carve out distinct spaces without isolating themselves from the rest of the house. Read more

Dutcher Creek Kitchen by Nielsen:Schuh Architectsk+b studio / kitchen Dutcher Creek Kitchen by Nielsen:Schuh Architects

This California wine country kitchen creates a coherent sense of space while never losing touch with its surroundings. Read more

right-sizing your pricepractice right-sizing your price

To sustain their businesses during the economic recovery, some firms are getting creative with their pricing. Read more

Architects' Choice
eternal lightarchitects' choice eternal light

Historical Concepts: Lighting fixtures that "merge the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional [...]" Read more

storytellerarchitects' choice storyteller

Historical Concepts: Rocky Mountain casts its products, in this case doorknobs, from bronze and applies various old world finishes. Read more

downright uprightarchitects' choice downright upright

Historical Concepts: When columns are done right, nothing expresses the interrelationship between function, form, and beauty more elegantly. By Chadsworth. Read more

clear viewarchitects' choice clear view

Antoine Predock Architect: John Lewis Glass cast glass: When the light comes in its truly magical. Read more

my mosaarchitects' choice my mosa

Julie Snow Architects: Royal Mosa ceramic tiles come in a variety of ceramic surfaces. Read more

in vitra veritasarchitects' choice in vitra veritas

Jasobsen Architecture: Vitraform glass products from Cherry Creek Enterprises are "delightful and powerful." Read more

toto, tooarchitects' choice toto, too

Antoine Predock Architect: Toilets from Toto are always well designed and equally fuctional. Read more

zero gainarchitects' choice zero gain

Antoine Predock Architect: Sub-Zero refrigerators offer dual compressors, air purification, and spill-proof shelves, among other features. Read more

try this at homearchitects' choice try this at home

Julie Snow Architects: This paper-based surfacing, also also called Skatelite by architects, comes in 12 colors. Read more

valli girlarchitects' choice valli girl

Julie Snow Architects: This Serie Bernina handle from Valli&Valli is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Read more

reign of taraarchitects' choice reign of tara

Jasobsen Architecture: Dornbracht's Tara Classic faucet is a perennial favorite among architects—Jacobsen included. Read more

plug awayarchitects' choice plug away

Jasobsen Architecture: Designed by architect Omer Arbel, the wall outlet from Bocci muds into drywall or any wall surface without a visible face plate. Read more

carry onarchitects' choice carry on

Sala Architects: A lightfall outdoor fixture by Hubbardton Forge is "a lanternlike light that recalls the time when we carried light and fire from place to place." Read more

nice curvearchitects' choice nice curve

Sala Architects: A custom fabricated, curved handrail by David M. Krueger Construction. Read more

perfect soakarchitects' choice perfect soak

Sala Architects: Kohler's Greek soaking tub gets Mahady's vote for a timeless design. Read more

good coverarchitects' choice good cover

Suzane Reatig Architecture: Wood fiber and resin panels from Trespa North America has a "large selection of vibrant colors." Read more

strong sidearchitects' choice strong side

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by the numbersarchitects' choice by the numbers

Suzane Reatig Architecture: Reatig is a fan of Bega light fixtures because "they are simple and classic." Read more

bounce in the steparchitects' choice bounce in the step

Suzane Reatig Architecture: Simply put, says Reatig, Johnsonite rubber flooring "is durable and fun." Read more

time travelarchitects' choice time travel

Khoury & Vogt Architects: Cement tiles from Aguayo Tile work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias." Read more

living lightarchitects' choice living light

Khoury & Vogt Architects: Bevelo gas and electric lanterns, Khoury-Vogt says, "are timeless in their design and work with nearly any style, of architecture." Read more

hot stuffarchitects' choice hot stuff

Khoury & Vogt Architects: Viking appliances from Viking Range Corp. get the architects' vote for timeless quality. Read more

clear and presentarchitects' choice clear and present

Substance Architecture: Traditional architectural glass isn't clear enough for Mankins, which is why he uses PPG's Starphire Ultra-Clear. Read more

grout outarchitects' choice grout out

Substance Architecture: When it comes to tiles, Mankins turns to Italian manufacturer Floor Gres for its wide range of products. Read more

grand openingsarchitects' choice grand openings

Safdie Rabines Architecture: Weiland's lift-slide pocket doors allow seamless connections inside and out. Read more

hidden treasurearchitects' choice hidden treasure

Safdie Rabines Architecture: In keeping with its sleek aesthetic, Safdie Rabines chooses Soss' disappearing hinges from Universal Industrial Products. Read more

numbers againarchitects' choice numbers again

Safdie Rabines Architecture: Good design is priceless, so Safdie Rabines specs Hfele pulls from Hfele America Co. for high and low budget projects. Read more

antoine predock architectArchitects' Choice antoine predock architect

"[Enduring design] dispels the notion of classicism. Something that has no stylistic baggage but is still timeless." Read more

historical conceptsArchitects' Choice historical concepts

"A small dose of whimsy or quirkiness, balanced by a hierarchy of massing, makes design truly enduring." Read more

julie snow architectsArchitects' Choice julie snow architects

"Enduring architectural products must be both beautiful and durable." Read more

safdie rabines architectsArchitects' Choice safdie rabines architects

"Rather than relating to a specific period of time or a particular style, a timeless design is simply an expression of a unique program and site." Read more

suzane reatig architectureArchitects' Choice suzane reatig architecture

"Enduring designs will long outlive their designers." Read more

substance architectureArchitects' Choice substance architecture

"I think that a product's design, or design in general, is enduring when it clearly reflects its use, works extremely well, and is direct. By direct, I mean it solves a problem in a very uncomplicated way." Read more

sala architectsArchitects' Choice sala architects

"Enduring design has a perceptible connection to the human body. Products or materials that display a humanlike form, are made by the hand, or invite use by the hand or body are somehow familiar to us." Read more

khoury & vogt architectsArchitects' Choice khoury & vogt architects

"We believe enduring design is defined by those who use it and love it. If something is loved, it will endure, no matter how ephemeral its material life may be." Read more

jacobsen architectureArchitects' Choice jacobsen architecture

"Enduring design is the result of products that last because they fulfill their purpose, do not intrude beyond their function, and are not superfluous beyond their nature." Read more

cutler anderson architectsArchitects' Choice cutler anderson architects

"Enduring design is like good poetry ... the most said with the minimum use of words. In the case of physical design, this means the revealing of a story through the language that is inherent in materials." Read more

fire starterArchitects' Choice fire starter

Cutler Anderson Architects: A Rais wood stove is an example of enduring design. Read more

great grabArchitects' Choice great grab

Cutler Anderson Architects: High-quality, timeless door hardware. Read more

iconic columnsArchitects' Choice iconic columns

Cutler Anderson Architects: Thermador’s concealed 24-inch wide columns. Read more

Architects' ChoiceArchitects' Choice Architects' Choice

Our annual Architects' Choice showcase features timeless materials selected by luminaries in the profession. Read more

Shelter Lab
aging with graceaging with grace

Perkins Eastman Architects, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, and Stantec use sustainable and intergenerational design strategies to enhance senior living at NewBridge on the Charles. Read more

Planning Sisplamo Introduces Feel Shelvingnew material Planning Sisplamo Introduces Feel Shelving

Feel shelving features thick stainless steel members with polycarbonate shelves. Read more

Knight Wall Systems predesigned wall systemnew material Knight Wall Systems predesigned wall system

Knight Wall Systems come prefabricated to accept various cladding material. Read more

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Artisan Fire Ovennew material Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Artisan Fire Oven

Artisan Fire oven creates restaurant-quality pizza at home. Read more

Diamond Teak's Spirit Song Collectionnew material Diamond Teak's Spirit Song Collection

Spirit Song brings warm yet modern design to outdoor furniture. Read more

Andersen Windows Releases A-Series Linenew material Andersen Windows Releases A-Series Line

A-series exceeds 2010 Energy Star standards. Read more

Big Ass Fans Debuts Isisnew material Big Ass Fans Debuts Isis

Isis brings large-diameter fans to the high-end residential market. Read more

Koning Eizenberg ArchitectureKoning Eizenberg Architecture

This office, built in the late 1990s, reflects the values of the California-based firm: speed, frugality, and sustainability. Read more

Other Articles
Stephen Kanner, FAIA, 1955–2010

L.A. modernist architect and founder of the A+D Museum passed away from cancer on July 2 at the age of 54. Read more

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