With a golden rating for fire resistance, it’s no wonder that stucco dominates the Southwest landscape and is the preferred material for fire-prone areas and those that experience hightemperatures. Despite the benefits of stucco, it can limit exterior design options. In our new e-book, Elevating Southwestern Stucco Designs with Fire-Resilient Fiber Cement, we explore fiber cement as a fire-resilient complement to add color, texture and various finishes to stucco designs without compromising its resistance to the damaging effects of fire and excessively high temperatures.
Trim is a common part of home exteriors, often used for edging windows, corners, doors, fascia board and soffits. With modern home design, trim is essential to achieve the iconic clean lines that modern is known for, but it also has the ability to push aesthetic boundaries.
The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) is a professional community through which residential design architects exchange and cultivate knowledge of custom residential design. Nichiha is a proud supporter of CRAN and we are pleased to share an interview with Matt Tindall, Tindall Architecture Workshop, Greenville, South Carolina. Matt is a residential architect and president of the Greenville chapter of CRAN.
Learn what inspired Ohio illustrator John Maggard to create our exclusive 2018 CRANCincinnati illustration, featuring some the city’s most notable commercial and residential buildings. Go even deeper to learn the stories behind the highlighted buildings with our helpful infographic, detailing each structure.
As the architecture world continues to evolve, so does the need for experienced architects to mentor the future generation of architects. Many design professionals are reaching out to inspire young students to join the profession and also mentoring students who are beginning to enter architecture.
Modern design allows the architectural details of a home to shine through. Every aspect of modern design is meticulously executed and creates a clean, sleek feel. For modern design inspiration in 2016, there are several places to turn. Check out these 5 trends to make modern a beautiful reality.
Do you dare to use wood in your designs? Designers of all types are using the look of wood to highlight different areas of their projects. Nichiha is happy to assist designers by providing them with our Wood Series.
The age of technology is bringing fresh faces to the world of construction. These faces are a little different than those of the men and women you typically find on the jobsite. In fact, they are another breed entirely. Drones are on the loose and are proving to be a valuable asset in the construction industry.