Architecture


Behind the Wall or On It: Using Copper to Create Stunning Façades

Intricate mazes of pipes created by plumbers are usually tucked behind the walls. It’s often difficult to even know what type of material is used. However, at Local 130 the materials are being highlighted on the building’s façade. The United Association (UA)’s Local 130 Plumbers...

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Behind the Wall or On It: Using Copper to Create Stunning Façades

Historic Restoration and Contemporary Design Collide at Ryerson University

Adjacent to the main intersection of Ryerson University’s downtown campus, overlooking Devonian Pond, is the Heaslip House, which is home to the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. The retrofitted seven-story classroom and administration space is a mix of both historical restoration and contemporary...

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Historic Restoration and Contemporary Design Collide at Ryerson University

Urban Revitalization: Little Rock’s River Arts District

During the mid-1960s downtown Little Rock suffered the same fate as many other U.S. cities—businesses and employees fled the urban core and moved to the suburbs, leaving a downtown full of parking lots and shuttered businesses.  Fortunately, progressive city leaders developed and implemented a plan...

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Urban Revitalization: Little Rock’s River Arts District

Exploring “Portland’s Living Room”

Occupying an entire city block, Pioneer Square, centrally located in downtown Portland, Oregon, provides a nice place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city.  In fact, it’s sometimes called “Portland’s Living Room”. The square gets its name from the 1879 Pioneer Court House,...

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Exploring “Portland’s Living Room”

Travels with Larry: Copper Steeples in “The Holy City”

  Situated squarely within the low country coastal areas of South Carolina, Charleston was one of the most important ports in Colonial America. The lack of elevation and the sandy soils lead to a community filled with relatively short structures, making church steeple lights visible...

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Travels with Larry: Copper Steeples in “The Holy City”

How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen

Multitasking in the kitchen can quickly lead to the dispersion of bacteria – hands move from holding raw meat to touching sinks and cabinets without washing. In fact, according to a study conducted by NSF International, kitchen sinks contain the most germs in a home...

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How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen

Travels with Larry: Brass Revitalizes Downtown Dallas

Finally, downtown Dallas, Texas is experiencing a renaissance!  Condos, hotels, restaurants and shops are beginning to fill the underutilized buildings, making central Dallas a real destination, rather than a place tired office workers flee as soon as their work day is over. Dallas luxury retailer...

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Travels with Larry: Brass Revitalizes Downtown Dallas

Travels with Larry: Langevin Block

Located directly across from the Centre Block on the other side of Wellington Street is the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council of Canada, housed in what was previously known as the Langevin Block in Ottawa, Canada. When construction of the building was...

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Travels with Larry: Langevin Block

Red Metal in the Big Apple: Three Copper Buildings to Admire in NYC

Copper is being used to clad, adorn and embellish architecture across North America, bringing bold features and bright color to numerous buildings. The red metal’s inherent properties also bring durability and protection to these projects. Copper can protect a building from the elements, is corrosion-resistant...

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Red Metal in the Big Apple: Three Copper Buildings to Admire in NYC

Copper-Clad Domes Offer the Best Views of L.A.

The nine white, over-sized letters that are featured in films, on postcards and even in billboard hit songs usually come to mind when thinking of California. But as I gazed up at Mount Hollywood, three copper-clad domes caught my attention instead. Atop of the Hollywood...

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Copper-Clad Domes Offer the Best Views of L.A.


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