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time travelTheres a reason cement tiles have been used for centuries, Khoury-Vogt says. They work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias. The firms favorite is Aguayo Tile, shown here on the Alys Beach Caliza Pool. Aguayo Tile, 809.533.3161; www.aguayo.com.do.

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  • time travelTheres a reason cement tiles have been used for centuries, Khoury-Vogt says. They work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias. The firms favorite is Aguayo Tile, shown here on the Alys Beach Caliza Pool. Aguayo Tile, 809.533.3161; www.aguayo.com.do.

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    time travelTheres a reason cement tiles have been used for centuries, Khoury-Vogt says. They work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias. The firms favorite is Aguayo Tile, shown here on the Alys Beach Caliza Pool. Aguayo Tile, 809.533.3161; www.aguayo.com.do.

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    There's a reason cement tiles have been used for centuries, Khoury-Vogt says. They work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias. The firm's favorite is Aguayo Tile, shown here on the Alys Beach Caliza Pool. Aguayo Tile, 809.533.3161; www.aguayo.com.do.

  • gas lightBevelo gas and electric lanterns, Khoury-Vogt says, "are timeless in their design and work with nearly any style, of architecture." Khoury-Vogt says. Family made in New Orleans French Quarter, the copper-constructed lamps with a live finish, are constructed from copper withthat has a living finish. "[O]ne of the the very few lighting options that can hold up gracefully in a in a Gulf-side setting. setting," the architect notesadds. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, 504.522.9485; www.bevolo.com.

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    gas lightBevelo gas and electric lanterns, Khoury-Vogt says, "are timeless in their design and work with nearly any style, of architecture." Khoury-Vogt says. Family made in New Orleans French Quarter, the copper-constructed lamps with a live finish, are constructed from copper withthat has a living finish. "[O]ne of the the very few lighting options that can hold up gracefully in a in a Gulf-side setting. setting," the architect notesadds. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, 504.522.9485; www.bevolo.com.

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    Bevelo gas and electric lanterns, Khoury-Vogt says, "are timeless in their design and work with nearly any style, of architecture." Khoury-Vogt says. Family made in New Orleans French Quarter, the copper-constructed lamps with a live finish, are constructed from copper withthat has a living finish. "[O]ne of the the very few lighting options that can hold up gracefully in a in a Gulf-side setting. setting," the architect notesadds. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, 504.522.9485; www.bevolo.com.

  • hot stuffViking appliances get the architects' vote for timeless quality. "As groundbreaking as the products have been, it's their production we truly admire," Khoury-Vogt says. "Made in the Mississippi Delta, they provide thousands of jobs to local residents." Viking Range Corp., 888.845.4641; www.vikingrange.com.

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    hot stuffViking appliances get the architects' vote for timeless quality. "As groundbreaking as the products have been, it's their production we truly admire," Khoury-Vogt says. "Made in the Mississippi Delta, they provide thousands of jobs to local residents." Viking Range Corp., 888.845.4641; www.vikingrange.com.

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    Viking appliances get the architects' vote for timeless quality. "As groundbreaking as the products have been, it's their production we truly admire," Khoury-Vogt says. "Made in the Mississippi Delta, they provide thousands of jobs to local residents." Viking Range Corp., 888.845.4641; www.vikingrange.com.

khoury & vogt architectsmarieanne khoury-vogt, aia, and erik vogt, aiaalys beach, fla.www.alysbeach.com

khoury & vogt architects
marieanne khoury-vogt, aia, and erik vogt, aia
alys beach, fla.
www.alysbeach.com

Credit: Michael Granberry

"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."

View Marieanne Khoury-Vogt and Eric Vogt's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left.

other favorites

Lunaform: cast concrete urns, lunaform.com.
Entegra Roof Tile: concrete roof tiles, entegra.com.
San Marco USA: mineral plaster, san-marcousa.com.


timeless design objects

Incandescent light bulb: “While it will surely lose its place as the primary interior light source, the incandescent light bulb will never quite leave us.”
Bicycle: “As if the Segway could replace it—a triumph of ingenuity over engineering. It will only loom larger in coming years as the automobile fades and urban life resurges.”
Clocks and watches: “A simple, yet exquisite marriage of both beauty and function.”

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