2007 architects' choice

  • Easy Does It

    Baylis Architects: Taylor Metal Products' Easy Lock standing-seam metal roofing comes in 16-gauge and 24-gauge steel that can withstand wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour, according to the manufacturer.

     
  • Axor Answer

    Baylis Architects: Hansgrohe's Axor plumbing line includes styles for the kitchen and bath and can be speced in chrome, brushed nickel, and satinox, as well as with PVD finishes.

     
  • Glass Menagerie

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Ann Sacks' line of glass tile features tiles mesh-mounted on sheets measuring 12 or 13 square inches.

     
  • Frosty Views

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: American Acrylic's LUMAsite translucent panels are a lightweight alternative to frosted glass. The shatterproof sheets are cast from 100 percent acrylic or modified polyester resins and reinforced with fiberglass.

     
  • Tough Choice

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: IceStone surfacing is made of recycled glass and cement and slabs measure 52½ inches wide, 96 inches long, and 1¼ inches thick.

     
  • Raw Hide

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Silestone Leather quartz-based surfacing and is made from 93 percent quartz and 7 percent resins and color.

     
  • Germane German

    Val Glitsch, FAIA, Architect: Bulthaup's high-end cabinets allow for versatility and mobility in the kitchen with freestanding units as well as wall-hung units.

     
  • Minding the Store

    Giulietti/Schouten, AIA Architects: Arcadia's line of products includes thermally and nonthermally broken storefronts and doors, as well as casement, hopper, and ventilating windows.

     
  • A Shoe-In

    Giulietti/Schouten, AIA Architects: Blackstock's leather tiles provide sound insulation and are made from the same material used for shoe soles.

     
  • A Touch of Grass

    Giulietti/Schouten, AIA Architects: 3form's line of resin-based panels are made of 100 percent recycled materials. Sheets measure 48 inches wide by 96 inches or 120 inches long.