Architecture

The Most Famous Steel Buildings in the World

The Most Famous Steel Buildings in the World

There are a number of reasons why construction companies and architects choose to use steel when constructing a new building. The top reason will usually be for durability, steel is a material that other materials struggle to compete with when it comes to durability and strength. Due to this, it is a popular choice for […]

Brazilian Pulse

Brazilian Pulse

THE GRADE TEAM | Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid first met when Hickey was teaching a class at Parsons School of Design in which Yedid was attending; together, they later founded their architecture and design firm, GRADE. The firm’s roster brims with high-end projects completed close to home and in far-flung places, and it even […]

Zen Master

Zen Master

Master-planning and architectural firm Hart Howerton is known for creating communities and hospitality spaces designed to encourage well-being and healthy living. This idea is celebrated at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California’s scenic Bay Area. Spirit Rock is surrounded by over 400 acres of oak forests in the secluded hills of West Marin County, CA, […]

Somerville Aluminum/Bellari Design Wins 2016 ‘Super Service’ Award

Somerville Aluminum/Bellari Design Wins 2016 ‘Super Service’ Award

Offering a 5,000 square-foot state-of-the art showroom within its Branchburg, NJ headquarters, Somerville Aluminum/Bellari Design recently received a prestigious 2016 ‘Super Service Award’ from renowned business review website Angie’s List ” (image courtesy of Somerville Aluminum/Bellari Design) Somerville Aluminum/Bellari Design, central Jersey’s largest full-service home improvement and remodeling company, is proud to announce its receipt […]

Mountain Missive

Mountain Missive

When a prime parcel of land became available along the coveted Owl Creek Road linking Aspen and Snowmass, the East Coast owners knew they had only one chance to get it right. They immediately called an acquaintance they’d met socially, architect Jeff Kovel. “It brought me back to the mountains,” says Kovel, principal and founder […]

In Retrospect Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

In Retrospect Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

In 2012, a year after stumbling across a dull, white building in Scottsdale, AZ and transforming it into the Saguaro Scottsdale we know today, we were given the opportunity to redesign a second flailing property in Palm Springs, CA. Like the previous project, we found the inspiration for our color palette within the desert; we […]

Society Of Grownups

Society Of Grownups

MassMutual has cooked up something so delish, it’s being consumed by all ages. Located in the heart of Brookline, MA, Society of Grownups (SOG) is striking at the heart of how people deal with money, one of the most complex issues in life. As consumers, millennials want experiences, authenticity and gratification, hardly a recipe associated […]

Homework: An exercise in humanity

Homework: An exercise in humanity

SPECS | Site Area: approx. 3,000 sq ft | Building Area: approx. 1,439 sq ft | Total Floor Area: approx. 3,225 sq ft Ma Yansong, founder and principal partner of MAD Architects, is known for his innovative buildings, such as the swirling Harbin Opera House and the curved Ordos Museum in China, as well as […]

Somerville Aluminum’s Bellari Design Division Becomes Allied Member of the American Institute of Architects

Somerville Aluminum’s Bellari Design Division Becomes  Allied Member of the American Institute of Architects

Branchburg-based company’s quality products and design/installation expertise deliver great value to architects and customers alike. Bellari Design, a division of Somerville Aluminum, central Jersey’s largest full-service home improvement and remodeling company, is proud to announce that it has joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an Allied Member. Through this prestigious membership, Bellari Design […]

Concrete Evidence

Concrete Evidence

The San Diego History Center and its collaborators are honored to premiere Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country. This extraordinary new exhibition raises the bar for the legacy of Irving J. Gill by celebrating his life, work and architectural influence. Gill – a San Diego architect by way of Chicago in the […]

Color Theory

Color Theory

Nothing is secondary when it comes to color and design for Robert Passal. The designer colors his spaces based on the time of day they’re most often used. Rich with a history all its own, designer Robert Passal’s Manhattan apartment speaks not only to the era in which the building was constructed but also to […]

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