Aviator Series

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Glen-Gery has debuted its 2022 collection, which features an assortment of new products, including the Aviator Series, shown here. Aviator consists of several distinct monochromatic tone bricks with sharp contrasts that resemble those of early aircraft and aviation equipment. The colors are unique and versatile, creating an architectural feel that will stand out.

Dutch Quality Stone Weathered Plank

Wood From Stone

Lending a reclaimed barn wood look, Dutch Quality Stone's Weathered Plank in 4-in. and 6-in.-high are made from stone come in two gray hues. Adding organic warmth and comfort to interior designs, a high-end manufacturing process creates authentic-looking knots, grooves and nail holes. Suited for interior accent walls, fireplaces, exterior façades and more, the planks create a nice aesthetic without the maintenance of wood.Judge’s Comment: “This classic stone product lends an impressive representation of wood.”

 St. Rita’s Square

Crafting a Sicilian Piazza in Milwaukee

Thin cast stone veneer saves time and money, while conveying Italian influence. St. Rita’s Church was built in 1939 in Milwaukee’s Lower East Side and for years served as the heart of the Italian American community there. Two years ago, Capri Senior Communities set out to replace the beloved St. Rita’s, which had fallen into disrepair, and several unused buildings in the area with a six-story, senior-care campus that would include a church. The name of the project was St. Rita Square. Designed by AG Architecture, the new senior living community incorporates architectural influences from the original St. Rita’s and Our Lady of Pompeii Church, another beloved religious

Koryak Ridge Stacked Stone

Paneled Stone

With its panelized format offering the appearance of a precisely hand-laid, dry-stacked set, the Stacked Stone Koryak Ridge combines gradients of white, cream and ivory with tawny-brown and sand to produce the shadows and contours of a rugged rock face. The simple panel system for expansive walls and column fascias is easily installed and is available in widths of 8 in., 12 in., and 20 in.Biophilic design solutions are at the forefront of both commercial and residential design objectives today and are key to reinforcing our human connection with nature. The Koryak Ridge color palette provides the natural colors and textures of a traditional stone surface as well as fresh, bright tones to lig

Arctic Hewn Stone

Stonework at its Best

Now offering a light color palette in the European stonework style, Arctic Hewn Stone is the lightest color palette available in the Hewn Stone profile’s natural, rough texture. The fresh color offers a timeless look that brightens traditional and contemporary spaces with enduring character and depth. Whether applied on an accent wall or as the focal point, Arctic Hewn Stone offers an artistically timeworn appearance that lends texture and nuance to any space.The Hewn Stone profile brings the chic solemnity of castle-work to modern architecture with rough textures and smooth colors, but the new Arctic color palette brings a fresh approach to the entire Hewn Stone profile. This offers m

Hanging terracotta screen by Shildan

When Shading and Architecture Marry

Chicago’s Printers Row, located in the South Loop neighborhood of the city, is home to a large collection of former warehouses and factory lofts built at the turn of the century. Mostly built of steel-frame construction and wrapped in richly detailed brick, terracotta and stone, the area is one of many protected historic districts in the city. So when Filoramo Taslma Architecture was commissioned to create a mixed-use infill project, a blended, but distinct, design was at the core. The residence portion of the structure pays homage to its neighbors with playful massing clad in dark-gray brick and a hanging terracotta brise-soleil. In keeping with the historic district, the prevail


Rock the Block: Masonry Goes Heavy Metal

Landscape designer Rocio Gertler, principal of LdG, and the team, found a creative way to re-imagined a former utilities building and parking lot in San Diego into a stylish campus amenity for office tenant employees using McNichols' ECO-ROCK.The gabion-style wire containers created a partition and divider system that is custom-filled with angled rocks harvested from a local quarry. This Wire Mesh and frame grid system can be integrated into seating, partitions, and decorative features. Assembled in container-style arrangements along the slope outside the fitness center, the system became the basis of LdG’s plan for amphitheater-style seating that also became an outdoor e

Marriott Springhill Suites, Fort Worth, Texas

Hotel’s High-Performance Wall System Perfect Match for Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

The Marriott’s Springhill Suites now stands as a Western-themed gateway to the district and all the activities that have made the area a favorite destination for visitors and locals seeking an authentic Texas experience. The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is imbued with the true history of Texas’ famous livestock industry. The Marriott’s Springhill Suites now stands as a Western-themed gateway to the district and all the activities that have made the area a favorite destination for visitors and locals seeking an authentic Texas experience. Every component of the customized build was carefully selected for authenticity and quality. Andres Rubio, architect a

Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta, Ga.

Sustainable Materials Integral to Atlanta's Westside Park and Reservoir Megaproject

With the city reconfiguring, the long-neglected Westside is undergoing a massive overhaul as its 400-ft. deep Bellwood Quarry is repurposed into Atlanta’s largest water reserve container. The reservoir’s surrounding grounds are being developed into Westside Park, a 280-acre multi-use recreational space. This ambitious multi-phased effort addresses several issues associated with the city’s exploding population—water shortages and surpluses, an aging infrastructure and initiatives to balance development with environmentally responsible practices.This 2.5-billion-gallon capacity gorge will soon hold a large portion of Atlanta’s potable water surplus, increasing res


Renovation and Rehab: That's a Wrap

Winner in the architecture category of the Tile of Spain’s annual awards, announced recently at Coverings Connect, the new home for the Research Institute of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, concentrates the research activity of this foundation, previously scattered throughout the complex. Designed by PICHarchitects/Pich-Aguilera and 2BMFG Arquitectes to meet demanding bioclimatic criteria, and achieve energy efficiency, the enclosure is a permeable latticework of ceramic elements that control sunlight. Judges were impressed by the use of ceramics to mimic the buildings in the historic environment. Ceramic tile enveloped the façade of the existing building in a transpar