Spring Cleaning for Building Facades

Spring Cleaning for Building Facades

After the gray snow piles melt and the temperature rises, building owners seek out the help of licensed professionals to give their buildings a Spring Cleaning. Aesthetic improvement is typically the chief motivation behind façade cleaning, but buildings also need to be cleaned to reduce the risk of damage to the exterior surfaces from environmental contaminants. The type of atmospheric...

Skyscraper Curtain Wall Replacement

Skyscraper Curtain Wall Replacement

Photo credit: AP Photo/Alan Welner   When Philippe Petit walked a high wire strung between the World Trade Center towers, the world was amazed by his grace and daring as he walked on air nearly a quarter-mile above the ground. Today a different kind of dare-devil can be seen hovering above the sidewalk: the crane operators and construction crews that replace curtain...

The Minimalist Interior

The Minimalist Interior

The minimalist interior balances simplicity with symmetry, and neutral colors with natural light. The ideas behind the design aesthetic are stillness, harmony, and balance. Spaces designed with minimalism are quiet, rather than energizing. In many design plans, color is used to delineate, energize and enliven a space; they are to more approximate natural environments. Color schemes can include sand and shell,...

Scott Henson Architect Receives the 2017 Palladio Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse!

Scott Henson Architect Receives the 2017 Palladio Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse!

(Image © Alexander Severin) For over 16 years, the editors of Traditional Building have resolved to give historically influenced architecture its due respect. In naming the award after Andrea Palladio, they commemorate the master teacher and architect whose principles of clarity, simplicity, proportionality, and originality remain relevant today. Each year, the Palladio Awards honor both individual designers and design teams...