Tasty Waves

Surfrider, part of the Point Dume collection, designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, was inspired by a traditional English look, with tiers of metal curves reminiscent of louvered shutters found in an English country homes. Marks interpreted these details into a modern-minded pendant and sconce grouping that is versatile enough to go anywhere. Oversized hooks, suspended from a simple orb, surround a floating braided metal cable, beautifully marrying form and function for an industrial meets modern-minded point of view. Galvanized finish of neutral silver-gray creates an environment that feels equally soothing and inviting.

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Senior Living Community Helps Residents Feel Closer to Home

The Mooring on Foreside trades the bland, institutional décor of traditional senior living facilities for a calming New England cape aesthetic. The Mooring on Foreside prides itself in providing responsive, specialized care for individuals living with progressive memory loss. In order to offer residents suffering from these conditions effective care in a familiar environment, The Mooring’s owner enlisted Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough, Maine to design the ideal facility.“The overall challenge for The Mooring project was to create a functional, residential scale, small house community with a New England cottage style aesthetic. We also had to offer the safety and durabil

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Artistic Balance

The fully engineered, layered StoVentec Rainscreen system is made up of steel and aluminum brackets, mineral wool thermal insulation board and customizable glass or finish carrier panels. The colors in the glass panels are fused into the glass so that they will not wear, scratch, fade or incur water damage. The ventilated Render rainscreen portion of the system provides a balance of artistry, economics and performance.

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Alan Apartments, Mesa, Ariz.
Alan Apartments, Mesa, Ariz.
Alan Apartments, Mesa, Ariz.

Modern Metal-Clad Apartments Are Bright Standout

Building authorities initially took a dim view of the project’s proposed sharp angles and mixed materials, which stood in high contrast to the surrounding beige stucco. The 17-unit, townhome-style Alan Apartments project in Mesa, Ariz., quickly leased out, once construction was completed in late 2018—but it took some doing to get its unique exterior past city planners.  “This project was made to stand out, and not look like all the boring beige houses around it—on purpose it doesn’t look like anything in the area,” says architect Tim Boyle, principal of Tim Boyle Design. “It was rejected by city staff five times because of how it looks, but we s

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Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Administration Building, Arlington, Wash.
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Administration Building, Arlington, Wash.
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Administration Building, Arlington, Wash.

Not Quite Open Skies

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Administration Building in Arlington, Wash., by Womer & Assocs., is designed to look like a canoe when viewed from above, a recognition of their heritage as river people. Inside, natural light was critical, but the architects were concerned about glare and comfort. They commissioned Kalwall to create a custom skyroof for the facility.

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CoolToday Park Sarasota, Fla.
CoolToday Park Sarasota, Fla.
CoolToday Park Sarasota, Fla.

Ceiling Solutions a Home Run at Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex

The new North Port location in Sarasota County gives the team a 30-year lease on a purpose-built facility that mimics its home at Georgia’s SunTrust Park. Built on 80 acres of previously vacant land, the new complex was designed by Fawley Bryant Architects (FBA) to create a state-of-the-art, comfortable and fun environment for players, fans and year-round events.The $140 million complex, named CoolToday Park, centers around a 6,200-seat stadium and a three-story, 55,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse with an athletic training facility and executive offices.  In addition to Spring Training, the complex is envisioned to become the heart of a planned “town center” commercial and resid

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