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2020 Pritzer awarded: Grafton Architects
Farrell and McNamara

Yvonne Farrell (1951) and Shelley McNamara (1952) met during their collegiate studies at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin (UCD).


They studied under rationalist architects who had newly arrived to challenge the preexisting thought and culture of the institution. Upon graduating in 1976, they were each offered the unique opportunity to teach at UCD, where they continued to educate until 2006, and were appointed as adjunct professors... more Grafton

 


Toyotas New Prototype City


Toyota is getting into urban planning, sort of. The automaker announced it is building a new city where people will live and work among the company’s blossoming new technologies. Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the move at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Dubbed the Woven City, will be relatively small covering only 175 acres and located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It will house only 2,000 people, at least at the start, but it’s impact will be monumental for cities big and small around the globe. more

Toyota’s Woven City will function as a “living laboratory.” Bjarke Ingels Group

 


Is the sustainable skyscraper a myth?

In 2019, 26 supertalls, which the organization defined as buildings measuring 300 meters (984 feet) or taller, were completed, besting the previous record of 18 set in 2018. An additional 100 skyscrapers between 200


meters (656 feet) and 300 meters or more completed last year, a slight dip from the previous year, when 146 opened, but part of the decade-long trend of more and more such buildings taking shape in... more

New Product Showcase


 
 
1-800-Bollards
Supplier of architectural and security bollards that protect property, assets, and people across the world.

2/90 Sign Systems
Over 40 years of experience planning, manufacturing, installing and maintaining signage systems.

Alcotex
The Premier Choice for Aluminum Composite Material.

Anamese Garden & Home
Dramatic, well-priced and well made pots in a vast array of glazed and unglazed finishes.
Austin Mohawk
More than 80 years building superior quality prefabricated structures.

Bendheim
The resource for specialty glass, offering 2,000+ decorative glass types and unlimited custom design.
Campania International
Manufactures, and sources outstanding garden products for indoor, outdoor and public spaces.

Capri Collections
Capri Collections offers an array of recycled rubber, rubber cork blends, gluedown and floating cork.
Ceramitex
Ceramitex is a custom manufacturer and installer of Ceramitex™ Sintered Ceramic Panels

Dumor
Designing stylish and functional site furnishings, placed domestically and internationally

Eco Arbor Design                        
Deck Tiles and pedestal pavers is our business. Its what we do.

HDG Building Materials
Providing Architects and Builders with Superior Paving, Decking and Pedestal Products.

Hunter Douglas Hospitality
Offers a complete line of innovative window coverings and custom-fabricated drapery.

Invisible Structures
Manufacturer of environmentally friendly site development products.

Maglin
Maglin Site Furniture is a leading designer and manufac- turer of public site furniture.

   
ModularArts
ZEEL™’s innovating clipping system changes the way we think about framing doorglass.

 
ODL
A leader in quality site furnishings, helps you bring your visions to life.

 
Overhead Door
Overhead Door is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry.

   
Pollmeier
Quality wood products with sustainability...

 
Presto Geosystems
Industry leading manufacturer of innovative and eco-friendly products & solutions for stormwater...

 
Rebco
The largest selection of architectural aluminum shapes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

   
Renaissance Fireplaces by ICC
We manufacture high end prefab fireplaces and chimneys.

 
Seawright Custom Precast
Providing affordable and high quality precast concret products.

 
SPEC MIX
Leading the preblendedcementitious products industry and wear the heavyweight belt proudly.

   
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Elite supplier and distributor of the most beautiful stone and terrazzo imaginable.

 
Wayne Dalton
Wayne Dalton is the only source for the latest garage door and garage door opener features.

 
Wittus - Fire by Design
Importer of Danish quality fireplaces/stoves to America.

Innovators - A Look Back

 

Henry N. Cobb  
1926 - 2020
“My Job is to Give a Building Character”

 

Founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Cobb was the lead designer of John Hancock... more Pcf Archinect

 

Yona Friedman
1923- 2020
“I have always tried, in architectural studies, to develop projects that were feasible”

Hungarian-born French architect, urban planner and designer. He was influential in the late 1950s and early 1960s, best

 

 

 

in the late 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his theory of "mobile architecture". Working on the principles for the Ville Spatiale, Friedman aimed to provide maximum flexibility through huge ‘superstructures’ over existing cities and other locations. more Wiki

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