Traditional Building's in-depth reports from top experts in the building and architectural industry. Subjects include metalwork, stonework, art restoration, specialty glass and stained glass restoration, hardware, roofing, flooring, and more.
The Resilience of Steel Windows and Doors
Steel windows and doors, with their striking aesthetic appeal, are by far the most resilient option. Indeed, it is the strength of solid, hot-rolled steel that enables the graceful, slender sightlines, larger lites of glass, design flexibility, and weather and impact resistance that gives steel windows and doors their remarkable combination of both strength and visual appeal.
Artisans and craftsmen who are making ironwork alive today.
Here are some of the artisans and craftsmen who are making their mark on history by recreating old pieces and creating their own traditional and custom works for a variety of design professionals.
Nixalite of America & Bird-X Stand-Up to Feathered Foes
When it comes to protecting buildings from birds, two companies have perfect solutions.
Cold Mountain Custom Window Demonstrates the use of copper as a fenestration option.
Fenestration goes non-ferrous in a neo-traditional high-rise.
Notre-Dame’s fire leads to a teachable moment as students rebuild Truss Number 6.
During a six-week course in which students would study the architectural history of Notre-Dame; learn timber framing skills by creating models, then hewing, assembling, and raising a truss on the University Mall; and planning an exhibit at the National Building Museum.
Artful Openings: Millwork Specialists On the Benefits of Wood Windows
Wood remains the prime choice for traditional-style windows and doors. It provides the correct period-style look, and its longevity all but guarantees that it will last as long as the historic buildings it is used in.
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.
Story for Success: Ludowici and Reynolda House Roof Tile Replication
Ludowici replicated the roof on the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.