Preserving Decorative Finishes

Preserving Decorative Finishes

The art of preserving decorative finishes.

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Traditional Building Virtual Conference On-Demand

Earn over 10 AIA CEUs by attending the Traditional Building Virtual Conference's on-demand sessions.

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The Existential Craftsman

You're free to choose. You're responsible for your choices.

Chicago skyline

Reflections on Two Recent Polls

The role of traditional democratic government in our national life was emphasized in the recent presidential election. A poll of preferences in architecture produced a similar embrace of tradition.

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Great American Outdoors Act | National Park Service

The Great American Outdoors Act has been signed into law.

FFRK restores Christ of Ladder-day Saints

Gothic Revival Restoration by FFKR

FFKR restores The Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Provo Stake Tabernacle in Provo, Utah.

Product Reports

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Gilding

The history and application of gilding.

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Steeplework at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

The School of Athens, Renaissance fresco

Frescoes

Quick in execution and long-lasting, frescoes are known as a true art form.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina

Preserving Decorative Finishes

The art of preserving decorative finishes.

decorative tiles

Ceramic Tile History

The history of ceramics as a building material.

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Traditional Roofing Materials

A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.

Timber framing, Point of the Bluff Vineyards

A Changing Timber Frame of Reference

In their third life, massive timbers are recycled into a second, new timber-frame building.

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Metal Windows

Metal windows, the soul of America’s historic commercial and civic structures, provide a peek into the past. Here are some of the companies that specialize in recreating these views of bygone eras.

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Traditional Building Virtual Conference On-Demand

Earn over 10 AIA CEUs by attending the Traditional Building Virtual Conference's on-demand sessions.

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Plâtres Vieujot

The Existential Craftsman

You're free to choose. You're responsible for your choices.

Chicago skyline

Reflections on Two Recent Polls

The role of traditional democratic government in our national life was emphasized in the recent presidential election. A poll of preferences in architecture produced a similar embrace of tradition.

Encaustic metal enameled ceilings and sidewalls

Heavy Lifting: The Rise of Metal in Construction

Metals role in architecture changed dramatically with the industrial revolution. Structural elements in cast iron pioneered the path to steel construction, high-rises and metal fabrications for ornament, enclosure and building systems.

Former factory, Richmond, VA

On the Art of Traditional Architecture

The art of building that requires commodity, firmness, and delight provides the basis for the art of architecture, which requires beauty as a contribution to the common good.