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Developing Countries Remote Regionalism

Community House in a Vietnamese forest. 1+1>2 Architects


This community centre in Vietnam, designed by 1+1>2 Architects, features a bamboo framework and a thatched roof that wraps a concrete amphitheatre.

1+1>2 Architects, which is headed by architect Hoang Thuc Hao, designed the Chieng Yen Community House as a local gathering place and tourist attraction for the commune of Van Ho District in Son La... more



Burkina Faso Secondary School. Kere Architects

The Lycée Schorge Secondary School not only sets a new standard for educational excellence in the region, it also provides a source of inspiration by showcasing locally-sourced building materials in an innovative and modern way. The design for the school consists of 9 modules which accommodate a series of classrooms and administration rooms. One of these modules also houses a dental clinic which provides a new source of dental care for the students. more



The Woodhouse Hotel is one of the first projects of a new government policy to help ameliorate rural poverty through the introduction of agricultural tourism.

The Woodhouse Hotel. ZJJZ Atelier

Unlike other rural areas, the village of Tuanjie has little traditional architecture to hold on to. Instead, the striking landscapes and pollution-free farmlands are the village’s greatest assets. more

New Product Showcase

2Fold Doors
2Fold is the world’s thinnest bi-folding door system.

Allegheny Mountain Hardwoods
We're not the largest manufacturer of hardwood flooring, just the best.

Appian Way Systems
The AWS™ Pedestal System is an interlocking pedestal lings.

Architectural Surfaces
We offer a wide range of solid wood and real wood veneer ceiling and wall systems.
The original quartz surface manufacturer.

Cartveyor™ - A safe and efficient way to transport shopping carts from one floor level to another.
Coronado Stone Products
Coronado Stone offers a variety of manufactured stone veneer, thin brick, tile and precast products.

Made in the USA mirror, antique mirror, and fabricated mirror and glass.
GSI - Glazed Structures Int.
Energy Glazed Systems is a leading producer of skylights, domes.

High design, high quality site furnishings.

We offer a wide range of products for comfort heat

Innovative Ceilings
State-of-the-art lightweight gypsum-based 2' x 2' lay-in ceiling tile that exceeds all of the required...

International TreeScapes
We offer artificial plants & trees of all kinds.

Keystone Hardscapes
Keystone Hardscapes sets the standard for excellence and innovation in the hardscapes industry. ca.

McNear Brick
Leader in thin brick, clay brick, pavers, retaining walls and fireplaces.

Versatile operable partitions to architecturally-striking glass wall systems.

Producing high quality park benches, as well as cast stone and lead statuary and fountain reproductions...
Our operable walls transcend the notion of mere glass and hardware. Recycled Plastic Treegrates

PolyVision has consistently produced durable and sustainable CeramicSteel surfaces.
A manufacturer of specialty gas log sets and contemporary gas fires for vented and vent-free...

Solar Graphics Designs
We lead the industry with award-winning storefront window film graphics.

St Cloud Window
Acoustical applications and historic replication, to wind, rain and impact resistance.

A national manufacturer and distribution of Sun protection products to the trade through our nationwide...

Universal Time Co.
ARCHITECTURAL TIME PIECES. Hand Crafted Design. Quality Swiss Movements. Tailored Options.

Innovators - A Look Back


1935 - 2020
“I like to be absolutely free, to be totally irrational with no justification for what I like to do”


Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists’ careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected. In 2005, he installed... more


Robert T. Coles
1929- 2020
“Mine is an example of a person finding an interest and pursuing it with a passion, regardless of the obstacles put in the way.”



During a career spanning over half a century, Coles received several awards, including the AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award and the AIA Edward C. Kemper Award. more

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