Product> Hardcore Hardware: Kitchen Essentials

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Spec Sheet  
Courtesy Davoli

(Courtesy Davoli)

When it comes to versatility and durability, these kitchen hardware products have you covered.

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Dreams bend into furniture with this Inception-style coffee table

(Courtesy Mousarris)

(Courtesy Mousarris)

The frontier-era drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, may have won best picture at last night’s Golden Globes, but it’s the actors’ 2010 mind-bending film Inception that has inspired some seriously cool (yet questionably practical) furniture.

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Playing with blocks: Kengo Kuma designs Japanese-style Lego pieces

(Courtesy More Trees)

(Courtesy More Trees)

Scaling down from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has teamed up with forest conservation organization More Trees to create a set of triangular-shaped wooden building blocks.

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Product> Temperature Controlled: Smart HVAC Systems

Spec Sheet  
Courtesy Momit

Courtesy Momit

Smart HVAC products are quickly gaining traction in the architecture and design industry. From air curtains to smart thermostats, managing heating and cooling systems has never been easier.

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I Am a Monumental Gift Idea: Venturi Scott Brown Online Store Now Open

Architecture, National, Product
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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Denise Scott Brown "Duck" Mug. (Courtesy of Learning from Bob and Denise)

Denise Scott Brown “Duck” Mug. (Courtesy of Learning from Bob and Denise)

Last minute holiday shopping? Who isn’t a fan of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown? Whether you like Rome, Las Vegas, or Levittown, you can find something useful from the duo. They are famous for quips like, “You don’t have to like something to learn from it,” and “I can like something worse than you can like.” Venturi even called himself “The Dennis the Menace of Architecture.” Now you can get all the fun ’60s and ’70s architectural debauchery delivered to your house, with the Learning from Bob and Denise store, online now with merchandise fit for a minor league sports team.

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Product> Smart Thinking: Integrative Smart Building Products

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
Courtesy Piper

Courtesy Piper

Make both residential and commercial buildings energy and time efficient with these top-notch smart lighting, security, and all-in-one products.

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AN 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 16 design-heavy gifts sure to please everyone on your list

National, Newsletter, Product
Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Courtesy PHAIDON

Courtesy PHAIDON

The holidays are quickly approaching, and AN has found the best architecture and design gifts to give (or receive) this season. Here are 16 must-have gifts for everyone on your list.

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Pantone can’t decide, names two Colors of the Year for 2016: Serenity and Rose Quartz

Design, National, Product
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Courtesy American Flat and Pantone

Courtesy American Flat and Pantone

For the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two signature colors for its annual Color of the Year selection: Serenity and Rose Quartz. The combination of both colors creates a calm and relaxing palette that promotes tranquility and inner peace, the color gurus at Pantone explain.

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Product> Wrap It Up: Durable and Protective Weather Barriers

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
certainteed

Courtesy CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation

Protect building projects from the effects of Mother Nature with these powerful and long-lasting weather barriers, which provide air, water, wind, and thermal protection.

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Product> Sustainable and Green Products from Greenbuild 2015

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Monday, November 30, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
In-Pane Zoniging_300dpi_CMYK

COURTESY SageGlass

The 14th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo took place November 18–20 in Washington, D.C. This year’s expo featured the latest and greatest products and materials in sustainable design. Check out these cutting-edge green building products from the show.

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Product> Dynamic and Modern Architectural Glass Products

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
MOnA- RHP-Sunbeam

COURTESY CORNING

Architectural glass is making a big splash in the A&D industry. Featuring bold colors, creative design patterns, and crystal-clear views, architectural glass is quickly becoming an extremely versatile design material.

Willow Glass
Corning

This super thin, flexible glass can be rolled onto a traditional flat building material, such as MDF, to create a durable laminate that can be easily cut on-site.

GUARDIAN- SunGuard SNX 51 23 Product

COURTESY GUARDIAN

SunGuard SNX 51/23
Guardian  

Designed to offer the most light with the lowest heat, triple silver SunGuard SNX 51/23 is a commercial low-e glass product with visible light transmission at 51 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient at .23 on clear float glass.

VIEW-1of2-Image_numbers

COURTESY VIEW DYNAMIC GLASS

View Intelligence 2.0
View Dynamic Glass

The algorithm that controls the tinting process of this dynamic glass system works with advanced weather inputs, enabling it to predict not only the sun’s movement, but also short-term and long-term weather conditions.

AGC ASAHI-Glascene_in_use

COURTESY ASAHI GLASS COMPANY

Glascene
Asahi Glass Company

A combination of glass and screen, this material allows images to be projected onto clear glass without blocking the view beyond. Available in a range of thicknesses and screen sizes of 100-inches and larger, the product can accommodate front- and rear-projection designs.

PITTSBURGH CORNING-LightWise Low E Window

COURTESY PITTSBURGH CORNING

LightWise
Pittsburgh Corning

These glass block units install like traditional windows with built-in nailing fins, so there is no additional assembly required. They provide privacy, security, and light-control while meeting Energy Star requirements.

MCGRORY-X-Ray-Glass-JCL2L

COURTESY MCGRORY GLASS

Corning Med-X
McGrory Glass

Architects can design medical X-ray viewing windows with a wider field of vision and improved comfort, thanks to the large 108- by 54-inch size of this glass. Other applications include screens for medical diagnostics, protection windows in laboratories, and airport security X-ray screens.

Product> Glass Meets Tech: High-performance Architectural Glass

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
POLYTRONIX-1of2-Lobby

Courtesy Polytronix

Architects and designers are taking design to the next level by incorporating technology-advanced architectural glass into both residential and commercial projects. From LED glass to sound-absorbing glass, architectural glass and technology are coming together to conceive new and innovative design options.

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