Friday Findings + What's New this Week on - January 12th Edition

Friday Findings + What's New this Week on - January 12th Edition

This week check out the featured projects and articles about the garden trends for 2018, the importance of inclusive planning for parks, and AIA's decision to not awarding anyone the twenty-five year award in 2018.

Project Highlights

Whiteacre Greer - VIA 57 Residence

image © Whiteacre Greer

image © Whiteacre Greer

Whitacre Greer is extremely pleased to have been the material of choice selected for use in this award winning clay paver project. This project received Best In Class for the 2017 Brick Industry Association Brick In Architecture Awards. View the project here.

Architectural Pottery - Residential Fire and Water Feature Project

Landscape Designers and Homeowners have shifted from built in wall fireplaces to the use of fire tables. These products provide a table top surface and seating is arranged around the feature, creating a central entertainment area. Pool designs often include waterfalls which are created out of stacked stone and highlighted with fire bowls and fire/water bowls. View the project here. 

amaZulu - 1 Hotel South Beach Miami

image ©  amaZulu

image © amaZulu

amaZulu focused on creating something with a lot of texture, a natural product that was not solid to cause wind uplift but hardy enough to survive the elements.  View the project here.

VIVA Railings LLC

image © VIVA Railings LLC

image © VIVA Railings LLC

THE SOLO™ STAINLESS STEEL GLASS RAILINGS gave a beautiful compliment to the “Hospital in the Park” concept that allows patients and visitors the ability to so see across the halls, and into the relaxing surrounding atrium. The glass interior railing surrounds the foyer from a top balcony rail view and down into the reception area. VIVA Railings was able to offer a complete turnkey solution, with a dedicated in-house Engineering team.  View the project here

Friday Findings


15 garden trends for 2018 that will help to transform your outside space


Whether you're in need of a complete garden re-design or simply want to upgrade what you already have, Country Living has compiled the top trends of 2018 with insight from gardening experts and designers on planting, materials, design styles and lifestyle influences, all of which will shape our gardens this year. Read the full article here.

4 Must-Have Skills Architects Need to Tackle Turbulent Times


The unique skills that the architect possesses may be useful in addressing today’s crises, whether or not these skills are applied to the design of buildings. What are these skills? How can they be applied? Arch Daily explores the skills of teamwork, interactive thinking, synthesis and seduction, Project-based logic and demonstrates how an architect can use them for the betterment of the field. You can read the full article here.


The AIA is NOT Awarding Anyone the Twenty-Five Year Award in 2018

The AIA released the following statement: "The jury felt that there were submissions that appeal to architects and there were those that appeal to the public. The consensus was that the Twenty-five Year Award should appeal to both. Unfortunately, this year the jury did not find a submission that it felt achieved twenty-five years of exceptional aesthetic and cultural relevance while also representing the timelessness and positive impact the profession aspires to achieve."

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