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The Art of Burial
Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum

Architect Joan Soranno describes the design of Lakewood Cemetery’s new mausoleum with a single word: radical. It’s an odd descriptor for such a serene, stately setting — but it is accurate.

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Minneapolis, Minnesota

That’s because the building, which Soranno conceived with design partner John Cook, represents a dramatic diversion from the style of architecture typically... more

 

 

 

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014 Recipient | Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

Built into a hillside to preserve the pastoral quality of Lakewood Cemetery, the Garden Mausoleum quietly embraces the landscape while offering a contemplative interior experience.

The 24,000-square-foot, two-level Mausoleum includes six crypt rooms, six columbaria rooms, three family crypt rooms, committal room, and support spaces for 10,000 interments. The textural exterior features split-faced gray granite, white mosaic-marble... more

 

 

Brion Cemetery - Carlo Scarpa

The Brion-Vega cemetery was one of the last projects by Carlo Scarpa. It is an addition to the existing cemetery of San Vito d'Altivole near Treviso, in Italy. It was commissioned by Mrs. Brion to honor the memory of her deceased husband. Scarpa himself is buried here

The Brion-Vega Cemetery in San Vito d’Altivole

All of the complex was designed and built with the notion of time in mind. Porous concrete, stainfull steel, dense vegetation and shallow ponds were his tools used to turn this architecture into time-sensitive, willing to create architecture that would transmute... more

New Product Showcase


 
 
Artaic
Combining modern technologies with an established art form, we revolutionize the creation of architecturally impactful mosaics.

SPJ Lighting
Our architectural and landscape lighting products are made in the USA,

Pollmeier
Sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and cost-efficiency come together beautifully in BauBuche.

Nicros
The leading climbing wall and handhold manufacturer prides itself on offering the finest in the industry.
Stuc-O-Flex
Unparalleled expertise in Acrylic Polymer Chemistry and our WaterWay™ line of Rainscreen Drainage Mats assures extended service life & exceptional appearance.

Dri-Design
The freedom to design each panel gives you unlimited capacity to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind surface.
Kenneth Lynch & Sons
Kenneth Lynch ornamental park benches are appropriate for streetscapes, municipal parks, corporate plazas and even private residences.
Chem Pruf
Chem-Pruf’s FRP Pharmaceutical Door is a smart addition to any facility requiring a sterile environment.
Anova
Anova is an innovator of high quality site furnishings, pushing the envelope on total value, from design to manufacturing.
Kepco
KEPCO+ selected as a recipient of the 2014 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Award for Commercial Stone. for the Calgary Alberta Temple
Excel
XLERATOR is the first hand dryer to achieve GreenSpec® Listing and helps facilities qualify for LEED® credits.

ODL
We're committed to building value into building products, including our door glass for residential entry doors.

Pamex
Pamex is proud to announce the additions of the new contemporary hardware & bath accessories to our lines.

Wittus
The dramatic and most efficient xeoos Twinfire®  won 2nd place at the Wood Stove Design Challenge Decathlon.

Ohio Gratings
The company was founded with the motto "Make It Right and Ship When Promised."

Innovators

 

Frederic Schwartz
(1945 - 2014)
"I’m waiting to watch the first child walk in, and look up to heaven," Mr.Schwartz said before the dedication, in September 2006.

 

 

Frederic Schwartz, an architect whose plan to rebuild the World Trade Center site finished second among hundreds of entries, and who went on to create memorials in... more NY Times

 

Hans Hollein
(1934 - 2014)

"To me architecture is not primarily the solution of a problem, but the making of a statement."

 

 

Mr. Hollein’s buildings, which have been erected around the world, were, by design, beyond category, commingling Modernist and traditional aesthetics in sculptural, almost painterly... more

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