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Architects' Choice: Trachtenberg Architects

David Trachtenberg picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

Architects' Choice: Trachtenberg Architects

David Trachtenberg picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

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    basisk instinct $

    Trachtenberg considers IKEA’s Basisk light “a great basic pendant.” Measuring 97/8 inches long and 93/8 inches wide, the light has a mouth-blown glass shade, polypropylene ceiling cap, and a nickel-plated steel shade holder. IKEA, 800.434.4532; www.ikea.com.
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    poul position $$

    Designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, the PH5 pendant is a classic of mid-century modernism. Produced from spun aluminum and sand-blasted glass, its three-shade design offers glare-free illumination. Priced around $700, it’s “the best fixture one can have over a dining table,” Trachtenberg says. Louis Poulsen, 954.349.2525; www.louispoulsen.com.
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    lime dancing $$

    Saint Astier natural lime plaster is no ordinary product, Trachtenberg says. Made with no chemical additives, the raw materials consist of calcareous rock infiltrated mainly by silica, which results in a durable, rich finish. Trachtenberg used it on the project shown. Saint Astier, 707.769.0661; www.limes.us.
  • David Trachtenberg

    Credit: Trachtenberg Architects

    trachtenberg architects
    david trachtenberg , aia, leed ap
    berkeley, calif.
    trachtenbergarch.com

save $

Basalite: concrete blocks, www.basalite.com

Galvalume: metal roof, www.galvalume.com

Parex USA: plaster, www.parexusa.com

splurge $$

Kreysler & Associates: concrete panels, www.kreysler.com

Sikkens: coatings, www.sikkens.com

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