History Lesson  of Hardware

History Lesson of Hardware

A dive into hardware's past: knobs, pulls, hinges and more.

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2021 Arthur Ross Awards Honorees Adrian Taylor, Edmund Hollander, Andrew Skurman, John F. W. Rogers, Charles Miers, and Michael Lykoudis, FAIA

​​The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Celebrates the 40th Annual Arthur Ross Awards

On Monday, October 4th, 2021, after a hiatus of nearly two years, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) was proud to welcome guests back to the in-person 40th Annual Arthur Ross Awards.

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National Building Museum Invites Public to Honor Mabel O. Wilson In Person and via Livestream

Live presentation from celebrated architect, scholar and author focuses on intersection of design and Black history and culture.

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The Chicago Chapter of the ICAA Announces the 2021 Acanthus Award Winners

The Chicago Chapter of the ICAA Announces the 2021 Acanthus Award Winners

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Architectural Critic David Brussat Comments on Penn Station's Future: "Monumental Civility" and the Best of Old and New vs. the Former Governor's Plan for Wanton Demolition and "Creative Anti-Urbanism"

Architecture Critic David Brussat Extols the “Monumental Civility” of Plans to Rebuild the Original Penn Station and Preserve Historic 34th Street Neighborhood Fabric; Dismisses Cuomo’s Proposal to Keep the Transit Hub Below Ground and Gratuitously Demolish Much of the Neighborhood as “Creative Anti-Urbanism.”

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Using Words With Care

Words can help us appreciate and understand buildings. Some of the most useful and common words come in pairs, but they are often used carelessly.

Product Reports

cast iron door knobs

History Lesson of Hardware

A dive into hardware's past: knobs, pulls, hinges and more.

Belmont University's new Performing Arts Center

Crenshaw Lighting's New Fixtures for a Performing Arts Center

Building immense fixtures for a university performance center takes thinking outside of the usual lighting box for Crenshaw Lighting.

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What's New in High-End Hardware?

We speak to top companies to see what's in store for historical designs of high-end hardware.

Christ Chapel's Dome

Spanning Centuries: Christ Chapel's Dome

Building a dome for Christ Chapel at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

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Story for Success: Ludowici and Reynolda House Roof Tile Replication

Ludowici replicated the roof on the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Bennett Field, metal windows

Restoring Metal Windows

What you need to know when restoring metal windows.

Stewart Brannen Millworks porch

Resilient Building Materials for the Coast

Durable building solutions for building traditional designs on the water.

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Cast in Stone

Companies producing architectural cast stone for historically-inspired buildings.

Buying Guide Spotlight

Perma-Chink products

Perma-Chink

Perma-Chink Systems Products is the building industry’s trusted partner for the tightest, greenest, and most impeccably finished wood homes in the world. It is premier provider of cutting-edge premium wood stains and finishes, log home sealants, and maintenance and wood restoration products.

Blogs & Opinion Pieces

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Using Words With Care

Words can help us appreciate and understand buildings. Some of the most useful and common words come in pairs, but they are often used carelessly.

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Classicism Celebrated with John Russell Pope Awards

Introducing the 2021 John Russell Pope Awards.

Builder’s hardware, 1897

Building Technology Heritage Library: Builders’ Hardware

The Building Technology Heritage Library is an open a door to Hardware History.

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The American Backyard

Is the backyard still a thing?

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Windows in the Home

The following brochures, pamphlets, and catalogs explore how windows and glass evolved from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries.