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  • logico thinking

    Rendered in hand-blown Venetian glass with a satin finish, Artemides Logico ceiling fixture adds a soft touch to a modern interior. This sinuous glass fixture comes in multiple sizes, and can be combined to create larger groupings of surface mount and hanging combinations, Toates explains.It has die-cast aluminum fittings and uses a medium-base bulb. Artemide, 877.278.9111; www.artemide.us.

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    Rendered in hand-blown Venetian glass with a satin finish, Artemides Logico ceiling fixture adds a soft touch to a modern interior. This sinuous glass fixture comes in multiple sizes, and can be combined to create larger groupings of surface mount and hanging combinations, Toates explains.It has die-cast aluminum fittings and uses a medium-base bulb. Artemide, 877.278.9111; www.artemide.us.

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    Rendered in hand-blown Venetian glass with a satin finish, Artemide’s Logico ceiling fixture adds a soft touch to a modern interior. “This sinuous glass fixture comes in multiple sizes, and can be combined to create larger groupings of surface mount and hanging combinations,” Toates explains. It has die-cast aluminum fittings and uses a medium-base bulb. Artemide, 877.278.9111; www.artemide.us.

  • down and out

    Toates is so enamored with Classic Gutter Systems downspout clean out that he uses it on almost every project. I install [it] at every downspout right above where it will go into the cast iron boot, he says. Available in smooth round copper and chromated aluminum, the product incorporates a screen that prevents debris from clogging the drain. Periodic cleaning of the screen is required. Classic Gutter Systems, 269.665.2700; www.classicgutters.com.

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    Toates is so enamored with Classic Gutter Systems downspout clean out that he uses it on almost every project. I install [it] at every downspout right above where it will go into the cast iron boot, he says. Available in smooth round copper and chromated aluminum, the product incorporates a screen that prevents debris from clogging the drain. Periodic cleaning of the screen is required. Classic Gutter Systems, 269.665.2700; www.classicgutters.com.

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    Toates is so enamored with Classic Gutter Systems’ downspout clean out that he uses it on almost every project. “I install [it] at every downspout right above where it will go into the cast iron boot,” he says. Available in smooth round copper and chromated aluminum, the product incorporates a screen that prevents debris from clogging the drain. Periodic cleaning of the screen is required. Classic Gutter Systems, 269.665.2700; www.classicgutters.com.

  • shake it

    The Williamsburg 14 interlocking roof tiles have a sawn wood shake texture and a square butt, which the architect likes because they closely emulate the appearance of a wood shingle roof but have over a 75-year life span. Available in all of the manufacturers colors, the tiles have a permanent non-fading finish and wont rot, warp, curl or burn like wood. Ludowici Roof Tiles, 800.945.8453; www.ludowici.com.

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    The Williamsburg 14 interlocking roof tiles have a sawn wood shake texture and a square butt, which the architect likes because they closely emulate the appearance of a wood shingle roof but have over a 75-year life span. Available in all of the manufacturers colors, the tiles have a permanent non-fading finish and wont rot, warp, curl or burn like wood. Ludowici Roof Tiles, 800.945.8453; www.ludowici.com.

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    The Williamsburg 14 interlocking roof tiles have a sawn wood shake texture and a square butt, which the architect likes “because they closely emulate the appearance of a wood shingle roof but have over a 75-year life span.” Available in all of the manufacturer’s colors, the tiles have a permanent non-fading finish and won’t rot, warp, curl or burn like wood. Ludowici Roof Tiles, 800.945.8453; www.ludowici.com.

  • clean slate

    Made from Portland cement, silica sand, and fillers, Fireslate is formed under 400 tons of pressure and steam and then air-cured. I like using the product for kitchen counters or laundry rooms where the effect of a soapstone appearance is desired without the maintenance issues, Toates says. Shown here in a Zimmerman Architectsdesigned kitchen, the product has no veins, does not delaminate, and weighs 40 percent less than stone. Fireslate, 800.523.5902; www.fireslate.com.

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    Made from Portland cement, silica sand, and fillers, Fireslate is formed under 400 tons of pressure and steam and then air-cured. I like using the product for kitchen counters or laundry rooms where the effect of a soapstone appearance is desired without the maintenance issues, Toates says. Shown here in a Zimmerman Architectsdesigned kitchen, the product has no veins, does not delaminate, and weighs 40 percent less than stone. Fireslate, 800.523.5902; www.fireslate.com.

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    John Toates

    Made from Portland cement, silica sand, and fillers, Fireslate is formed under 400 tons of pressure and steam and then air-cured. “I like using the product for kitchen counters or laundry rooms where the effect of a soapstone appearance is desired without the maintenance issues,” Toates says. Shown here in a Zimmerman Architects–designed kitchen, the product has no veins, does not delaminate, and weighs 40 percent less than stone. Fireslate, 800.523.5902; www.fireslate.com.

  • John Toates, AIA

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    John Toates, AIA

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    Courtesy Peter Zimmerman Architects

    John Toates, AIA

john toates, aia
berwyn, pa.
www.pzarchitects.com

down and out

Toates is so enamored with Classic Gutter Systems’ downspout clean out that he uses it on almost every project. “I install [it] at every downspout right above where it will go into the cast iron boot,” he says. Available in smooth round copper and chromated aluminum, the product incorporates a screen that prevents debris from clogging the drain. Periodic cleaning of the screen is required. Classic Gutter Systems, 269.665.2700; www.classicgutters.com.

logico thinking

Rendered in hand-blown Venetian glass with a satin finish, Artemide’s Logico ceiling fixture adds a soft touch to a modern interior. “This sinuous glass fixture comes in multiple sizes, and can be combined to create larger groupings of surface mount and hanging combinations,” Toates explains. It has die-cast aluminum fittings and uses a medium-base bulb. Artemide, 877.278.9111; www.artemide.us.

shake it

The Williamsburg 14 interlocking roof tiles have a sawn wood shake texture and a square butt, which the architect likes “because they closely emulate the appearance of a wood shingle roof but have over a 75-year life span.” Available in all of the manufacturer’s colors, the tiles have a permanent non-fading finish and won’t rot, warp, curl or burn like wood. Ludowici Roof Tiles, 800.945.8453; www.ludowici.com.

clean slate

Made from Portland cement, silica sand, and fillers, Fireslate is formed under 400 tons of pressure and steam and then air-cured. “I like using the product for kitchen counters or laundry rooms where the effect of a soapstone appearance is desired without the maintenance issues,” Toates says. Shown here in a Zimmerman Architects–designed kitchen, the product has no veins, does not delaminate, and weighs 40 percent less than stone. Fireslate, 800.523.5902; www.fireslate.com.

other favorites

Superior Clay; www.superiorclay.com

Lucifer; www.luciferlighting.com

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