Leslie Clagett

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2015 Best of Products Awards> Kitchens + Baths and Lighting

On a hot day in June, a jury convened to review nearly 400 entries to The Architect’s Newspaper first Best of Products competition. Submissions, divided over eight categories, abounded in new materials and exciting technologies, provoking a lively dialogue during the evaluation process. Colin Brice of Mapos, Barry Goralnick…
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2015 Best of Products Awards> HVAC and Outdoor Furnishings

On a hot day in June, a jury convened to review nearly 400 entries to The Architect’s Newspaper first Best of Products competition. Submissions, divided over eight categories, abounded in new materials and exciting technologies, provoking a lively dialogue during the evaluation process. Colin Brice of Mapos, Barry Goralnick…
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2015 Best of Products Awards> Finishes + Surfaces and Interiors + Furnishings

On a hot day in June, a jury convened to review nearly 400 entries to The Architect’s Newspaper's first Best of Products competition. Submissions, divided over eight categories, abounded in new materials and exciting technologies, provoking a lively dialogue during the evaluation process. Colin Brice of Mapos, Barry Goralnick…
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Product> Hot Stuff for Kitchens & Baths

Assertive style and high performance are characteristic qualities in the latest crop of new products and collections for the kitchen and bath. Often drawing on designs of the past, they nonetheless present an advanced aesthetic. La Cornue W La Cornue The W line dramatically re-envisions cooking appliances. The collection…
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Product> Great Pavers for Plazas and Hardscapes

From courtyards to car parks, pedestrian streets to city plazas, pavers offer an aesthetic and durable alternative to ordinary asphalt and concrete surfaces. Belpasso Paving Stones Unilock Non-slip and stain-resistant, these contemporary pavers are suitable for high traffic areas when correct sizes and laying patterns are observed. In two…
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Products> Hot Products for Hot Summer Days

Landscape lighting, kitchen systems, pavers, and wire mesh: readers of SpecSheet certainly have wide-ranging interests. Here are some of the most popular products of the year thus far, as measured by the volume of online traffic. Bollard 7786LED Bega These robust bollards provide glare-free widespread symmetrical illumination while acting…
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Product> Windows, Walls, and Doors for Spatial Solutions

Inside or out, these six systems encourage spatial efficiency in both commercial and residential settings. Innately flexible, their design allows square footage to respond to the changing demands of the user. lineaCube Maars Living Walls Occupants of open-plan offices not infrequently yearn for the visual and acoustic shielding afforded…
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Product> Architecture Without Borders: Operable Exterior Walls

Operable exterior walls strengthen the link between architecture and landscape by selectively erasing portions of a building. Whether they're swinging, sliding, or pivoting, these dual-purpose panels expand the possibilities of design. Invisible Wall System Vitrocsa With only 3/4" vertical sightlines for dual-glazed sliding doors, the Vitrocsa system creates an…
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Product> Interior Wall Systems: Six Top Designs

New interior door and wall systems encourage spatial efficiency and flexibility—essential traits in the contemporary office, where shifting, collaborative work groups are the norm. Here's a look at some innovative designs for this ever-critical design element. Raydoor Offering an extensive selection of sliding wall and door systems—including sliding bypass,…
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Products> Clever New Door Hardware

Hinges, rollers, and locksets are the unheralded—and often hidden—components of a door’s design. Here’s a sampling of what’s new in functional hardware. Slido Design 80-M Häfele The Slido Design 80-M sliding door offers a subtle, sleek presence with concealed hardware so the door appears to float. Design 80-M is…