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A 3.5-ft. × 10-ft. reclaimed barnwood door presents a sustainable solution for an entrance that blends rustic character with modern design. This outswing door offers a natural contrast with the onyx extruded aluminum exterior trim. The door is surrounded by a direct set sidelite. A select offering of Ashley Norton hardware is also available.

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Historic Windows Light Up Sioux Falls Fire Station and Library

The Sioux Falls East Side Fire Station and Branch Library was constructed in 1916 and co-occupied by the city’s first motorized fire truck crew and its first satellite branch library. Despite opposing requirements for loud vs. quiet, the public servants shared the space until the 1960s. Architect Todd Stone, ceo and principal for Stone Group Architects, had always considered the building, located in Sioux Falls’ Heritage Park, to be a diamond in the rough. Over the years, as it slowly faded into disrepair, he never abandoned his dream of restoring and reawakening its past character. Stone’s vision became reality in 2017 when a decision by city officials allowed him to purch

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Classic Bath

Curved to cradle the body for maximum comfort, creating a spa-like bath experience, the Mallory tub is 75% organic natural stone combined with high-performance resins. The double slipper bath features soft curves, gently rolled rim and minimalist lines, while high insulating properties keep bath water warm longer. Non-porous and resistant to stain, mold, and mildew, the tub’s glossy finish is simple to clean and maintain.Judge’s Comment: “Clean lines, beauty and function and waste reduction in the manufacturing process makes this an appealing product.”

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Bordeaux Villa Adds to Outdoor Living

New villa provides ultimate comfort for residents, both indoors and outdoors with sun protection. In sunny Bordeaux, France, life moves effortlessly between indoor and outdoor spaces. However idyllic this sounds, it does pose one great risk: interiors can often get too hot, too soon. Residents discovered after three months in their new home, given the orientation of the house, sun protection was absolutely essential. Even despite the fact the living room faces directly south, suitable sun protection keeps the interior cooler even on the hottest summer days. Thanks to the pergola in the garden, the homeowners can choose all year round whether to spend time indoors or outdoors, depending on wh

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Transformer

Disguised as attractive cladding, this five bifold door, designed by WRNS Studio, as part of Schweiss Doors’ designer bifold liftstrap line, gives this kiosk-style cafe at the San Francisco Civic Center the right touch for the plaza. Consisting of laser-cut stainless-steel panels, the doors open on all sides. When closed, they blend into the building design so passersby don’t even see them.

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Horse Farm Utilizes Ventilated Skylight System

A private horse farm located in Utah, Winter Farms’ barn and arena were designed to create healthy environments for both horses and their handlers by providing ample natural light and ventilation from VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) systems.Ventilation is important in horse barns and arenas to protect the health of horses and handlers working with them. The owners were in need of a proper ventilating skylight system that was both cost-effective and could be installed quickly and easily.The 21,000-sq.-ft. arena includes 130 standard size vms units in the Longlight configuration, and the 7,500-sq.-ft. barn has 70 standard and custom vms units in the Ridgelight configuration.The arena is lo

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