Archive: May 2010

  1. Mixing Modern Materials with Backlit Finishes- Part 2

    Leather Wall Panels Leather is no longer relegated to overstuffed couches in dimly lit, den-like spaces. With a luxurious aesthetic and sense of permanence, leather panels are moving into primary spaces as interior wall panels and flooring.       (Above left: leather wall panels by Studioart, above right: from InteriorDesignTutor.net) Qualities: luxurious, textured, tactile, sound absorbent […]

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  2. Mixing Modern Materials with Backlit Finishes- Part 1

    With Neocon 2010 fast approaching, your head is surely spinning with creative ideas and your desk will soon be filled with samples and swatches. How to bring them all together in a space? That’s the challenge. GPI will be reviewing new innovative materials in the design world and giving ideas about how ato integrate these […]

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  3. Granite Joins Your Translucent Stone Palette

    “Delicate”, “soaring”, “sparkling”, “translucent”… when it comes to building materials, natural granite doesn’t typically produce such evocative descriptions. Think “granite” and most designers recall images of residential countertops, traditional lobby floors, historical stone monuments, and heavy building foundations. Associated with durability, heaviness, and traditional forms, granite is found in the palette of traditional architects and […]

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  4. Architizer: A Social Network for…Buildings?

    Twitter now offers location-based tweets, and now there’s a new website that allows building design searches by location.  Architizer, a new all-encompassing social media platform for architects (or should we say buildings?), ties building projects to their respective locations, design teams, consultants, and suppliers.  

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