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COVERINGS REPORTS GROWTH AT 2016 SHOW. The feedback from the architecture and design crowd is always exciting; there was a great turnout from that segment due to the show’s location in Chicago this year.”. Chicago is a great town for the show, drawing in the architecture and design crowd, as well as retailers and distributors.

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Comprehensive Report on Global Architectural Coatings Market

The A to Z of Building

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Architectural Coatings Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. Vendors are focusing on unique color schemes to

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tiles Trend Toward Bold Patterns & Colors

Tile Talk

I reported that I was seeing a trend to use texture, color, and geometric patterns in tile. The patterns generally work well in homes with contemporary architecture styles especially when utilizing a simple two or three-color palette. MYD | architecture + design.

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10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architectural photography, whether classic or contemporary, can be both rewarding and challenging. Lastly, take a look at the weather report for the location you are heading to. One of the biggest tips for shooting amazing architectural subjects is to take your time.

Why Green Architecture Is The Perfect Investment for Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Green architecture , in particular, has been given the unfortunate reputation of being too difficult and costly to implement in your own home. The most recent impact report by the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was especially bleak.

Then and Now – Architectural Design or Accounting

Life of an Architect

The second goal I had for myself was that I wanted to have a project that I had designed make it into an architectural history book – that’s a lofty goal. It should make for some interesting reading and give you an idea just how varied the profession of architecture can actually be.

Straight out of Star Wars: The Architecture of LA’s New Lucas Museum

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

And the breathtakingly sleek, starship-esque architecture of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art , coming soon to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, would look right at home in its namesake’s signature film franchise. Architecture Travel

Architecture – A culture of long hours?

Life of an Architect

I decided that I would go into the time reporting software that we use at the office and run a report on how exactly how much time I’ve spent doing billable work. Everybody knows that architects work a lot of hours – right?

2018 Tile Trends from Tile of Spain

JG Kitchens

Almost without exception, manufacturers are reporting their top sellers to be planks. This seems to be a truism in most global marketplaces but certainly is the case in North America where design and architecture features so much of the native timber.

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Architectural Delineation Competition - KRob 2013 Winners | Life of.

Life of an Architect

Home / Design / Architectural Delineation Competition – KRob 2013 Winners Architectural Delineation Competition – KRob 2013 Winners Bob Borson — November 18, 2013 — 27 Comments If you’re “in the know”, you’ll understand when I say these are not amazing drawings … these are amazing “delineations.” It’s a huge repository of architectural eye-candy. [ thanks for a good report/article/representation.

Breaking News: Granada Tile in Print and New Additions to the Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

In just the past few months alone, we’ve been featured in Architectural Digest , Dwell ‘s special renovation issue and Angeleno. Breaking News Angeleno Architectural Digest Boulder cement tile Chicago concrete tile.

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Architectural Sketching [or How to Sketch like Bob] | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

Home / Graphics / Architectural Sketching or How to Sketch like Me Architectural Sketching or How to Sketch like Me Bob Borson — April 7, 2014 — 70 Comments Architectural sketching is becoming a thing of the past – at least that’s how it seems to me most days. What it means is that we learned how to think and communicate our ideas slightly different from the product of today’s architecture programs. aMa Architecture Inc Excellent idea Bob.

The Art of Ceramics: Innovations with Tile of Spain

Kitchens for Living

Mingling before the big Tile of Spain event held at the Miami Architectural & Design Center. Ceramic Solutions-Innovations Pushing Boundaries of Design was held at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, presented by Tile of Spain.

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Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

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The awards are divided into three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project, with prizes totalling €39,000. The magnificent panel of judges is made up of internationally-acclaimed professionals working in the architecture and design sectors.

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Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants Launches New Website

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Industry Statistics – CTaSC provides summaries of industry statistic gathered from published articles and reports giving the visitor a current view of the state of the industry. Go to

Kitchen and Residential Design: It's island time again, kitchen island.

Kitchen and Residential Design

Sunday Morning reporter Nancy Giles will travel the world over and two of her stops on this trip to find the exotic, the unusual, the beautiful and the functional will be in kitchens designed by world-renowned kitchen designer Johnny Grey. architecture. (39).

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kbculture: Ciao for Now

KB Culture

Reporting from trade shows can be an iffy situation, as internet connections, phone service, and press facilities are often unknown quantities until youre on the scene. Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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2018 Tile Trends from Tile of Spain

JG Kitchens

Almost without exception, manufacturers are reporting their top sellers to be planks. This seems to be a truism in most global marketplaces but certainly is the case in North America where design and architecture features so much of the native timber.

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Breaking News: Granada Tile Appears in House Beautiful

Granada Tile

You’ll recall that our sensational cement tile designs have appeared in the pages of pretty much every major home-design publication —from Architectural Digest to Dwell and lots in between. We’re thrilled to report that we just got word that our concrete tiles are appearing in print once again. The great news just hasn’t stopped for us at Granada Tile this year.

Fresco For Forward Fashion

Diary of a Tile Addict

This essential but highly time-consuming R&D will form the basis of my Cersaie reports for Tile & Stone Journal in the UK, Tile Today in Australia, and Diary of a Tile Addict itself in the coming months. The prototype Fresco design by Naxos.

Breaking News: Spotlight on Our Atlanta Cement Tile Design

Granada Tile

From Architectural Digest to Coastal Living to House Beautiful, these wonderful, versatile new cement tiles have been popping up in all sorts of places. This month, we’re pleased to report, Atlanta Home Improvement is featuring a cement tile from Granada Tile’s Stripes range.

Breaking News: Granada Tile’s Fez in the New Country Living

Granada Tile

As you might recall, Granada Tile’s cement tiles have been featured in pretty every major shelter publication out there this year: Architectural Digest , Dwell , House Beautiful , the list goes on. Now add Country Living to the list—we’re delighted to report that our concrete tiles appear in the magazine’s September issue. The love just keeps coming and coming for Granada Tile.

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What Will Single-Family Homes Look Like in 10 Years?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Porch’s report revealed that the number of homes with just one bathroom is on a serious decline. What do you think of Porch’s report? Architecture Homes New Build Real EstatePorch analyzed census data to predict what average single-family homes will look like in 2036.

North Carolina Home with the Ultimate Environmentalist Cred

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter said that the home was producing $22 more energy per month than it consumed at the time of her report on the project. Architecture Family Atmosphere Healthy Home Net Zero Energy Building wooded area

Avente Tile Talk: 13 Top Selling Tiles from 2013

Tile Talk

Last year, I reported that for the "first time in three years, a white tile was not our top seller!" MYD | architecture + design. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic. Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 13 Top Selling Tiles from 2013.

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What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2018]

Life of an Architect

After my trademarked exhaustive research, I am happy to report definitively that the winner is … it’s a tie. Architecture Lego Sets [27:09 – minute mark] Andrew Gift As a kid I loved Legos. I can often trace my interest in architecture back to this toy.

Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Design Trends & Tips

Tile Talk

Im thrilled to report that the trend continues from what I saw recently during Coverings 2013. MYD | architecture + design. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic. Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Cement Tile Design Trends & Tips. I love the color in this cement tile floor.

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GIO Looks at Restaurant Design Trends: Quick Service Brands are Getting Makeovers


With baby boomers reporting an 18% decrease in fast food (quick-serve) restaurant visits and a 20% increase in visits to fast-causal restaurants, many quick service restaurant brands are getting makeovers–for their menus and their in-store designs.

Common Causes of Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

In a study, 75% of people reported that they’d be grumpier during a week without Wi-Fi than they would during a week without coffee.

7 Improvements that will Increase the Value of your Home

Burgin Construction

Roof – The fundamentals of home architecture are having a great hat (roof) and boots (foundation). Remember, we reported that the West Coast stands out when one breaks down the Cost vs. Value numbers by census division.

Industry News

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Garry has joined the firm as its new Architectural Products Division (APD) Technical Sales Representative, covering Southern Florida. Garry will be reporting to LATICRETE Regional Sales Manager, Greg Braswell, who stated, “T.J. Tile Redi® wins new product award.

No Passport Required: 4 Global Etsy Trends for Your Home and How to Rock Them

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Go with something completely unexpected that has an unusual or architectural look to it. The Etsy trends report says that linen is “2018’s must-have fabric for home decor and apparel.” We hope you like the products we recommend.

Hottest 2018 Home Trends, According to Pinterest

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Pinterest recently released a report about the top 100 trends based on Pinning activity. Image: Bloc Architecture Exotic resort living and spa-inspired bathrooms are big. Pinterest confirms my findings by reporting that the search term “big wall art” is up 637%.

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Universal Design: More than a Boomer Benefit

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We have definitely seen an increased interest in universal design principles,” reports Earl Maicus, architectural services manager at the Plattsburg, N.Y.-based By Kathleen Furore.

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The Right Angle on Sustainability: Green Squared by Jeffrey Steele – Part One

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There were a number of single-attribute green accreditations, such as GreenGuard, but none that addressed manufacturing or corporate governance or some of the other big picture aspects,” Marvin reports. You have consumers demanding that, home builders, remodelers, as well as the architectural community.”. Everyone knows tile is green. So why is the new Green Squared standard and certification program launching at Coverings so important to the industry?

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panels for Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that the total U.S. Architecture Ideas solar panelsA remote eco retreat in the U.K. Image: Brockloch Ever considered solar panels for your home?

AEC Cares – Project Atlanta

Life of an Architect

The Polaris Project reports “in 2014, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Guest Posts Life in General Architecture and Society charity Guest post

“I Owe a Lot to This Industry”

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Then I specialized in architectural and contractor sales, and specified and sold many larger architectural projects. CTaSC also is the co-publisher of the Catalina Stone Report that is updated every other year and is a contributor to the Catalina Ceramic Tile report. TileDealer : Discuss the architectural specifications aspect of your work. One-on-One with Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants. Jeffrey Steele.

In Search of Recovery by Jeffrey Steele

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based Profit Planning Group, a profitability research firm that also prepares CTDA’s Profit Analysis Report. The Great Recession has “obviously been pretty devastating for our industry, as the new housing market fell off the face of the earth,” adds Donato Pompo, president of San Diego-based Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, an international team of consultants performing forensic investigations, providing architectural specifications and quality control, marketing and training services.

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Architect? | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

Will I be any good at architecture if I become an architect? They wanted to know if I had any suggestions as to how someone could find out whether they would be any good at the practice of architecture – that before they make this fairly large career course-correction, would they be able to predict if they would experience success? link] Ihsan Ibrahim P.s. you are to architecture what Man Repeller (Leandre Medin) is to fashion.

10 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image Via: Period Architecture Ltd. Even though it would be extremely dishonest, if the seller were to hire the inspector, there is a chance of the two working together to falsify the report. 7) Request An Inspection Report. Image Via: Fougeron Architecture FAIA.

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The 4 Most Common Contingencies Every Home Buyer Needs To Know About

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It allows you to bring in professionals to inspect various parts of the property, and provide you with reports on their functionality and safety. Once you have these reports in hand, you have the ability to negotiate with the seller on how to handle any necessary repairs or remediation.

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5 Easy Ways to Spruce up your Home on a Budget


Image via: Kim Duffin for Sublime Architectural Interiors. According to Pantone, which pretty much rules the world of color with their seasonal report on what’s hot and trending, this season is all about simplicity and natural inspiration.