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Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball

Sweet Treat: Chocolate Warehouse Hosts “Alchemy” themed Beaux Arts Ball

Architectural League of NY’s Ball Transforms Cocoa Facility at Brooklyn Navy Yard What happens when you host an architecture and design party at a cocoa factory in Brooklyn? The Architectural League of New York decided to test-drive the idea, locating…
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White but not vanilla – design goes dimensional on ceilings, walls, shades, façades & museum exhibits

Architects & designers are texturing, sculpting, polishing, dusting & glazing white surfaces for a fresh approach While the cooling properties and classic versatility of white still beckon, architects and designers are rethinking how they treat white surfaces: texturing and sculpting them…
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"Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion," architect Thom Mayne told the crowd, quoting Muhammad Ali.

Architect Thom Mayne Makes Nod to Muhammad Ali to Push the Possible at LA’s A+D Museum

“Work begets work. Conceptual thinking begets conceptual thinking.”-Architect Thom Mayne Katherine Mills contributed reporting to this article. Renowned architect Thom Mayne, whose award-winning projects span the globe, knows a thing or two about the concept of “impossible.” To him, it’s…
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Albion Library features a mix of both TERRART Large and Baguette glazed and natural vertical tiles. Photos by Lisa Logan Photography.

NBK terracotta façades bring eye candy & sustainability to Albion Library

NBK terracotta façades bring style & sustainability to new library in Toronto Albion Library, tucked into an underprivileged neighborhood in Toronto, is wowing visitors with a unique exterior featuring five brightly-hued shades of terracotta. The friendly, colorful design by Perkins+Will features…
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Techstyle® Graphic Lattice pattern panels in Latte.

How experts pick ‘Color of the Year’ & advice on choosing what’s right for your project

Hues like Benjamin Moore’s “Shadow” can play as neutrals & complement other shades, inspiring designers & architects to add color & pattern to ceilings. Recently we talked to color experts at Benjamin Moore about the role color can play in design. They scour the world…
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Techstyle® Graphic ceiling panels: Large Branches Print in Concrete

Patterns Play With Your Psyche: Impact of adding color & surface design to ceiling plane

Colors and patterns change spatial perceptions and inspire reactions. Applied to the ceiling, graphics have the power to better balance the atmosphere of a room. As designers look up towards the ceiling as an underutilized plane for introducing inspiring, personalized…
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Techstyle® Graphic ceiling panels: Large Origami in Seaglass

The Eye Has to Travel (Up): Techstyle® Graphic ceiling panels bring color & pattern to the 5th wall

“The eye has to travel,” quipped the legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland… a rule of thumb that not only applies to design from head-to-toe, but also from floor-to-ceiling. “When you walk into a room you want it to be balanced…
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LA Design Festival Panel

LA vs. Detroit: Design lens on two iconic American cities

Katherine Mills contributed to this article. Design in Detroit & LA is dramatically different, but the cities share alchemy The recent LA Design Festival, which attracted designers and makers in the graffiti enclave of downtown LA’s Arts District, featured a…
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Equity by Design evaluates metrics, meanings & matrices

Equity x Design: What’s keeping so many women from becoming principal architects?

Why equity in architecture was one of 2017’s hottest topics at AIA This is part four in a continuing series on equity in design. Click to read part three. When Michelle Obama took the stage at the American Institute of Architects…
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