Product> Glass as Art: Five Decorative Glass Masterpieces

Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
(COURTESY SKYLINE DESIGN)

(COURTESY SKYLINE DESIGN)

Designers can enhance the look of any interior environment by incorporating expressive and unique decorative glass into the mix. From printed patterns to colorful and bold layers, decorative glass helps transform interior spaces into well-outfitted works of art.

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Muji Hut: Designers team up with minimalist retailer for three small but mighty prefab homes

Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Japanese retailer MUJI teamed up with well-known designers Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, and Konstantin Grcic to create Muji Hut, a collection of three prefab homes. The minimalistic-inspired homes made their debut during Tokyo Design Week, which took place October 24 to November 3.

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Product> Rose-Colored Glasses: Innovative Glass Comes in New Colors and Textures

Product
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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(Courtesy 3form)

(Courtesy 3form)

Decorative glass is making a comeback in a big way thanks to new technologies that take patterns, textures, and colors to the next level. From watercolor prints to trippy, LED illuminated panels and graphic etchings; there are updated options for every room.

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Product> Landscape Furnishings: Shadows and Light

Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy BuzziSpace)

With the workplace expanding into the outdoors—yes, that is now a thing—stylish shelters (often equipped with power outlets) are popping up to shield laptops and their users from the glare of the sun. Elegant bollards light the way to these new outdoor offices.

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Product> From Classic to Crazy: New Designs for Outdoor Seating

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ATELIER-VIERKANT-k-series-boulders-copy

(Courtesy Atelier Vierkant)

From quasi-camouflaged to head-turningly flamboyant, these designs for outdoor seating can enhance the character of a commercial plaza, a municipal complex, or an outdoor hospitality area.

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David Chipperfield’s Classical display cabinets take a cue from the Ionic column

Design, International, Product
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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(Courtesy David Chipperfield)

Looking for a tasteful way to show off your collection of iconic postmodern teapots or architect-designed shoes? David Chipperfield may have the answer.

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Product> Marvelous Metal Cladding

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy Rheinzink; Tom Bonner Photography)

Metal cladding has come a long way from black or silver rectangular panels. Advances in fabrication and engineering now allow for contoured and colored facades that are as durable and installation-friendly as they are eye-catching.

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Product> Artistic Metals for Facades

National, Product
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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KME--Tecu-Brass

(Courtesy KME)

Metals in an expanding variety of finishes and formats give architects a near-limitless palette for aesthetic expression—without compromising building performance. Here’s a quick sampling of six great claddings.

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Product> Special Effects: Exterior Metals

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy Moz Designs)

Perforated, solid sheet, formed, mesh: The versatility of metal as a sculptural facade material is unequalled. A wide range of finish options—polished, matte, or textured; color-coated, natural, or even gilded—enhances the aesthetic possibilities.

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Product> Forging Ahead: Innovative Exterior Metal Panels Systems

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Spec Sheet  
LEAD-METALWERKS-Smithsonian-ASW-copy

(Courtesy Metalwërks)

High performance metal panel systems in an ever-growing repertoire of finishes and formats offer architects a durable and expressive medium for expression. Rain screens, IMPs, and dimensional tiles stretch the aesthetic vocabulary for exterior cladding.

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Product> New and Notable Products for Architects

Spec Sheet  
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(Courtesy CertainTeed Ceilings)

The Architect’s Newspaper first Best Of Products program drew nearly 400 entries, representing all categories of design and construction products. Here is a selection of the finalists from the juried competition.

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This Daniel Libeskind–designed chair might look sharp, but it’s actually very soft

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(Courtesy Moroso)

The indefatigable Daniel Libeskind has designed a chair that might make some think that he’s angling for a job to overhaul the USS Enterprise (or perhaps a $97 million earthbound residential replica of it).

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