architects' choice: surfaces

  • 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.

     
  • Classic Dimension

    Fung + Blatt Architects: Hakatai Enterprises' Cartglass mosaic tiles are ¾-inch-thick, come in 43 colors and 23 different blends.

     
  • good form

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • Blue-Ribbon Panels

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • Clay Time

    AMD Architecture's Angela M. Dean offers her top product picks.

     
  • not too slabby

    studio modera: Her favorite spec for “handsome, solid-surface countertops” is integral color concrete, which can be fashioned into “virtually any size and shape” without breaking the bank.

     
  • pièce de résistance

    Fypon: Wood is great for exterior trim, but Mother Nature can wreak havoc on its structural integrity. So Anderson opts for Fypon polyurethane molding instead, calling it “an economical solution for trimwork,” particularly in historic districts.

     
  • inside moves

    Unico: With Unico's miniduct system, architects can retrofit old houses with contemporary heating and cooling systems without destroying their original craftsmanship.

     
  • dream coat

    Duron Paints & Wallcoverings: Duron's line of 100 percent acrylic exterior paints includes Weathershield and Signature Lifetime, an ultra-premium coating with self-priming capabilities.

     
  • basic black

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

     
 
 
 
 
 
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