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Architects' Choice: Jose Garcia Design

Jose Garcia picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

Architects' Choice: Jose Garcia Design

Jose Garcia picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

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    cradle to cradle $$

    Made from 100 percent recycled glass and no additives or colorants, Bio-Glass “is a striking glass panel with a beautiful translucency and waterlike surface texture,” García says. The 110-inch-by-50-inch sheets are priced from $85 per square foot. Coverings Etc., 305.757.6000; www.coveringsetc.com.
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    breeze easy $

    García likes the simplicity of Modern Fan Co. products, particularly Plum and Ball. They’re “slick, effective, and reasonably silent,” he says. Listed at about $370, Ball is available in 42- or 52-inch-diameter sizes and with or without integrated lighting. Modern Fan Co., 888-588-3267; www.modernfan.com.
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    a to zinc $

    Umicore’s VM Zinc is a zinc-copper-titanium alloy optimized for exterior walls and roofs. “I like the fact that, due to the protective patina it naturally develops, zinc will have the exact same appearance 100 years after it is first installed,” García says. The architect used zinc tiles on this house. Umicore, 919.874.7173; www.vmzinc-us.com.

save $

Treefrog Veneer: wood veneer, www.treefrogveneer.com

Viroc: cement panels, www.virocusa.com

Pittcon Industries: reveals and trims, www.pittconindustries.com

splurge $$

Prodema: wood veneer cladding, www.prodema.com

LaCantina Doors: folding doors, www.lacantinadoors.com

Unilux: windows, www.unilux-usa.com

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