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Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

March 18, 2019

Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

Architects are working to create spaces where all members of a community can thrive. Learn more:

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Architectural Trends for 2019

February 21, 2019

Architectural Trends for 2019

Here’s a quick look at the key architectural trends forecasted for 2019. According to Build, advanced technologies and materials will continue to impact the way we design and build. We already know that augmented and virtual reality, AI and drone devices, as well as 3-D printing and other technologies, are altering construction practices — as is the trend for off-site, prefab construction.

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Six services architects provide on residential projects

February 6, 2019

Six services architects provide on residential projects

Many prospective homeowners remain uncertain as to how an architect can influence and benefit a residential design project. The following are six distinct and valuable services your architect will typically provide.

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7 Steps to Create a Contemporary Bathroom Which is Easy to Clean

January 21, 2019

7 Steps to Create a Contemporary Bathroom Which is Easy to Clean

In this article, we dish out to you 7 steps to create a contemporary bathroom design which is not only stylish but also easy to clean!

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Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

January 9, 2019

Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

This colorful educational facility was designed from the ground up to provide a fresh start for an entire school district in Pennsylvania.

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Five design concepts for a more livable home

January 7, 2019

Five design concepts for a more livable home

In the past, homeowner advice focused more on resale value than livability. Families looked for ways to sell their “for now” homes in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money. The growing desire to age in place, however, means families are trading in their somewhat nomadic lifestyles and searching for a long-term living space. With that in mind, it's time to rethink and rearrange our houses so that they function as facilitators for spending quality time with family and friends.

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Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

December 31, 2018

Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

Now, get the look of timeless drywall ceilings in a suspended ceiling system. Pre-cut ceiling panels are designed to seamlessly integrate with trimless downlights.

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Design Spotlight: Places of Worship

December 4, 2018

Design Spotlight: Places of Worship

During the holiday season, places of worship often take on a more central role in people's lives and become important social centers, gathering places, and community hubs. With that in mind, we thought we would re-examine some daylighting options for these spaces and their unique design challenges.

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Working Inside Out

November 14, 2018

Working Inside Out

Maglin Site Furniture’s new Pixel Collection is the perfect solution with its innovative and highly customizable line of modular site furnishings. Inspired by the concept of a pixel and how its square shape allows for near-limitless possibilities in placement and design, the Pixel Collection comprises an interchangeable series of blocks and tops that can be used to create everything from large-scale platform seating to lounge chairs, garden planters, tables, and more. Wired and wireless charging stations can be integrated into the design to support mobile devices. Whether used as an alternate work area or a place for a quick break, Pixel can offer the feeling of privacy through a strategically-placed planter, opposite oriented seating, or incorporating a standing tower into the configuration.

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Color Strategies for a Successful Coworking Space

November 12, 2018

Color Strategies for a Successful Coworking Space

Increasingly popular coworking spaces foster productivity and collaboration for businesses and entrepreneurs. STIR® got the scoop from designers on what makes these spaces special and how to apply color strategies from them to any project.

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Round stainless steel railing systems

November 5, 2018

Round stainless steel railing systems

Stainless steel cable railing systems are revered for their beauty, and longevity. The brushed finish, subtle curves and bold lines of our round stainless steel cable railing systems give them modern eye appeal, and class, that exceed anything on the market today.

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Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional Design

October 4, 2018

Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional Design

One of the more interesting outcomes of home design websites like Houzz, Coco Lapine Design, Martha Stewart, Nora Schneider, to name a few, is an inevitable mash-up of design styles. Consider transitional home design, for example. This hybrid design approach blends the best elements of traditional and contemporary looks into a wholly distinct aesthetic that simultaneously charms and soothes with an easy-going elegance.

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2019

September 7, 2018

Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2019

Welcome to the Color Forecast 2019! We’ve gathered 42 trend colors into a master palette, then arranged them into six unique color personalities, each leading its own voyage.

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Metallic black is a dazzling new face brick

September 3, 2018

Metallic black is a dazzling new face brick

The Belden Brick Company is making news once again with an exciting new addition to their brick family. This gorgeous brick is available in eight different textures.

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Louver and Architectural Solutions

August 23, 2018

Louver and Architectural Solutions

While providing fresh air intake and exhaust, Ruskin Louvers can also provide architectural style to building design. With the variety of models, sizes, and paint finishes available, Ruskin Louvers can add unusual and appealing features to exterior and interior elevation. Ruskin louvers are available in depths ranging from 1.5" to 12", and can accommodate various blade angles with high free area.

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Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

August 15, 2018

Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

Google the term “best looking offices” and you’ll find no shortage of results, with photos of interiors featuring beautiful design, materials, light and color. But do office space aesthetics actually have an effect on companies and their people? And how do aesthetics fit into the equation when it comes to how secure an office space is?

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Razzle Dazzle Camouflage Design

August 13, 2018

Razzle Dazzle Camouflage Design

What was once the mainstay of paint design on World War I warships has transformed into an interior design trend that can add a punch of bold, modern elements to your next client project.

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Tips for specifying postal specialties

July 30, 2018

Tips for specifying postal specialties

Florence Corporation has launched its new 20-page eBook with tips for specifying Postal Specialties and best practices for multifamily developments. This is a top resource for architects who are new to this line of work or long-time architects who want to ensure they are on track with current trends and requirements.

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Morintegrated - Design Like a Kid Again

July 24, 2018

Morintegrated - Design Like a Kid Again

At Morin, we recognize that when you choose to design with Single Skin Metal, it's to get a particular look. Our job is to convert those CAD concepts into metal reality. We understand that choosing a Color and Profile for a building is a part of the signature look. Over the years, we have seen the evolution and increase of using multiple profiles and combining colors for a specific effect. We saw more demand for combining profiles, we wanted to expand our offering to match that demand. We wanted to give Architects a large simple palette of profiles to use with an infinite color selection. To that end, we share three concepts.

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Using controls to personalize shading systems

July 23, 2018

Using controls to personalize shading systems

A plethora of choices exist when it comes to customizing window shades. From color combinations and openness factor to panels built to fit individual window specs and environmental benefits, window shades are one of the most customizable design solutions you can find. And they add a personalized touch, especially when it comes to their controls. Control systems give users the ability to personalize shades to their needs and preferences. Here are just a few examples of how the right shade control system can create a custom experience.

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