Categories
Residential Architect

Vintage vantage

Vintage vantage Shelley D. Hutchins Able to go where no Aga has gone before, the new Legacy brings dual-fuel cooking to a standard 36-inch opening. The Legacy features an enameled steel finish in brick, cream, white, or black. Aga’s old-world styling belies futuristic technology, incorporating five gas burners (including one 15,000-BTU wok burner) plus three […]

Categories
Residential Architect

Natural expression: Casa Mila, Barcelona, Spain, 1906-1912 Antoni Gaudi – end quote – Brief Article

Natural expression: Casa Mila, Barcelona, Spain, 1906-1912 Antoni Gaudi – end quote – Brief Article – Biography Meghan Drueding antoni Gaudi counted many thinkers, writers, and artists among his influences. But no person had as much of an impact on his work as the natural world did. The Barcelona architect’s signature swooping forms and intricate […]

Categories
Residential Architect

Super sized

Super sized Shelley D. Hutchins Heritage XL double-layered, laminated mat shingles boast a random-cut, sawtooth pattern with oversized tabs approximately 10 inches wide–an average of 4 inches wider than standard shingle tabs, the company says. Choose from five blended color combinations: weathered stone, desert sunrise, black forest, slatestone gray, and canyon brown. Tamko Roofing Products, […]

Categories
Residential Architect

Wake-up call

Wake-up call Don Kemp I have been a heart patient since 1968, with several attacks and bypass surgery twice since then. Recently, my wife joined the heart-attack ranks, with a bypass and valve replacement. We have thus started to pursue a retirement home much more vigorously than we did during the years of my problems. […]

Categories
Residential Architect

hushing the hubbub in multifamily design

Quiet time: hushing the hubbub in multifamily design Nigel F. Maynard it goes without saying that doing all attached multifamily project is a world apart from designing a custom home. After taming site conditions, an architect must tackle such key issues as structure and energy. Less obvious but equally important: noise transmission, a consideration that […]

Categories
Residential Architect

Dapper copper – New material: piping-hot products for your next project

Dapper copper – New material: piping-hot products for your next project Nigel F. Maynard Tired of specing humdrum tile surfaces? Show some mettle with Patine, a line of tarnished, embossed copper tiles from Walker Zanger. Patine is already oxidized, so each handmade tile sports a one-of-a-kind mottled surface. Two layers of protective lacquer prevent further […]

Categories
Residential Architect

The other side of siding: stuck on the old standbys? Alternative claddings may prove superior for your exteriors

The other side of siding: stuck on the old standbys? Alternative claddings may prove superior for your exteriors Nigel F. Maynard like wool, silk, and cotton, exterior cladding materials such as cedar, stucco, and brick have stood the test of time and fashion. But they aren’t the only fabrics in the sewing box. Innovative materials, […]

Categories
Residential Architect

At home with the past: Allan Greenberg makes the familiar fresh again

At home with the past: Allan Greenberg makes the familiar fresh again – Biography S. Claire Conroy America’s foremost Classicist doesn’t exactly look the part. Allan Greenberg doesn’t wear bow ties and vests with dangling watch fobs. There’s not a monocle in sight. Au contraire, his attire is distinctly minimalist–a freeform black jacket, collarless dark […]

Categories
Residential Architect

Radio rave

Radio rave Shelley D. Hutchins RadioLink uses wireless radio frequency technology to integrate audio/video, lighting, draperies, security, and climate control. A single RadioLink system can handle up to 15 controllers and each controller supports 60 frequencies for a total of 900 command options. The system provides error-free transmissions across more than 100 feet, says the […]

Categories
Residential Architect

On the boards / green school – Home front: tips and trends from the world of residential design – University of South Carolina

On the boards / green school – Home front: tips and trends from the world of residential design – University of South Carolina – green dormitory Shelley D. Hutchins The University of South Carolina practices what it teaches with its new sustainably designed West Quadrangle Living and Learning Center in Columbia, S.C. This green dorm […]