What are the best construction materials and products on the market? Which are the most popular? Thanks to the activities of our readers, we're beginning to find some answers to these questions. Combining the use of two ArchDaily tools, many of our readers have saved their favorite architectural materials and products—directly from our catalog—into their personalized My ArchDaily folders.
We have investigated the data from the first 6 months of 2017 to identify and share the most popular products from our catalog with you. What do these products have that make them so popular? Would you apply them on your next project?
Panels core is manufactured by moulding by means of the mixture of silica, quartz and basalt aggregates with polyester resins. The polymer concrete panels are protected by a surface shield which affords extraordinary protection from UV rays and other atmospheric agents.
Illumesh controls the span of illumination by the angling of the LEDs. They can be focused on a specific area, or blanket the entire façade. Creative lighting effects can be achieved using individually programmed lighting concepts. Compared to conventional illumination systems, Illumesh offers higher resolution imagery, weather and temperature resistance, and excels as an Internet-operated, high-performance media surface.
Soleal uses a 65mm or 55mm deep profile and it's available in two distinctive casement styles for even greater design freedom: a ‘visible’ opening frame with an infill of up to 52mm for a contemporary finish, or a ‘minimalist’ opening frame with slim, subtle sight lines to reduce the visible aluminium and a glazing infill of up to 42mm.
Suitable for floors and walls, and for internal and external uses. With a low maintenance and a high performance, the tiles are available in a 12"x12" format.
This a material that plays with light and shadow, displaying a linear embossing modelled on the size and shape of a human finger. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives the material a different aspect. Every panel is unique, displaying the raw and untreated inner texture of the core fibre cement material.
This material is able to create custom perforated patterns and shapes with a millimeter accurate CNC machine and other latest fabrication technology.
This is a floodlight luminaire manufactured in aluminium injection lacquered in a texturised grey color or anthracite color, and serigraphed tempered glass. Thanks to its ball joint it allows swiveling of the light between 90º and -30º or viceversa.
Evocative colours and a broad range of formats and surfaces; a design for the most varied of contexts, whether residential settings, commercial areas or large architectural spaces.
These built-in screens and shades control insects, sunlight and privacy and retract completely into the doorframe when not in use. The screens are available in two mesh types, controlling even the smallest insects, while the shades include Light-filtering and Blackout options.
This is a material that provides color and texture, reacts beautifully to light, and is flexible and formable. Simultaneously open and closed, panels perform myriad functions in virtually any application.
These perforated facade panels can be used as sliding shutters; its perforations give rise to a whole variety of lighting patterns, depending on the time of day and the angle of sunlight.
The stainless steel mesh is woven with other materials creating unique screen walls. This screen wall can be 'dressed' in terracotta, glass, wood and many other materials.
This technology optimizes both daylighting and solar heat control, while most glazing solutions favor one of these goals at the expense of the other. The combined reduction of lighting and HVAC loads results in significant energy and cost savings.
Ideal for all kinds of exterior applications due to its looks, sustainability and durability. Accoya wood has been chosen for all kinds of projects and exterior furniture, from patio sets to urban equipment.
These uniquely designed formed-up doors have a solid internal subframe construction, which allows them to long outlast the 5-10 year lifespan of average high-traffic doors.