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Architects' Choice: Studio 27 Architecture

John Kevin Burke and Todd Ray pick their favorite low-cost and high-end products.

Architects' Choice: Studio 27 Architecture

John Kevin Burke and Todd Ray pick their favorite low-cost and high-end products.

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    Anice Hoachlander

    spray away $

    Ray considers WaterTile fittings “affordable elegance.” Available in body sprays, shower heads, or overhead panels, the line has a low-profile design that blends into the architecture—as shown in this Studio 27 project . It’s priced from $295. Kohler, 800.456.4537; www.kohler.com.
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    woven metal $$

    GKD knits metal into architectural fabrics that come in various weights, weaves, and transparencies. “Taking the ancient craft of weaving tapestries and applying the loom to a bundle of stainless steel cables has a beautiful and durable result,” Ray notes. Shown: Omega 1550 ($31 to $33 per square foot). GKD USA, 800.453.8616; www.gkdmetalfabrics.com.
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    Fotostudio Tölle

    water art $$

    For many architects, Dornbracht doesn’t just manufacture high-quality faucets; it produces art. As Ray says, it’s “definitely an exploration in the art of water.” All faucets are made from cast brass and use ceramic cartridges. This single-hole mixer costs $734. Dornbracht, 800.774.1181; www.dornbracht.com.

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Velux: skylights, www.veluxusa.com  

splurge $$

Schluter Systems: threshold strips, www.schluter.com

WaterFurnace International: geothermal heat pump, www.waterfurnace.com

  • studio 27 architecture  
todd ray, aia, leed ap (left) 
and john kevin burke, aia (right) 
washington, d.c.
www.studio27arch.com

    Credit: Studio 27 Architecture

    studio 27 architecture 
    todd ray, aia, leed ap (left)
    and john kevin burke, aia (right)
    washington, d.c.
    www.studio27arch.com

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