Living Well in Westchester

AZEK: Primer or No Primer?

I received a comment on one of my posts about painting AZEK trim and mouldings. Duncan wrote: I keep hearing and reading that AZEK can be painted. No one i’ve found has mentioned anything about “priming” the boards before painting. Is this a requirement? or does the primer affect the bonding of the paint? Their technical bulletin prescribes [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Little Ram Island House

Back in college, I attended a lecture by A. Eugene Kohn. That specific evening was a turning point for me. Gene Kohn is the business mind behind the great success of Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects. His enthusiasm for the profession and the business of architecture was so inspirational. Since then, KPF has been one of [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

The Right Pieces in the Right Pl...

It’s amazing much a house will change by adding the right pieces in the right places. Check out this transformation happening in Pelham. There are two reasons why this project is successful for us. 1. A smart, caring construction manager that works as a team player. 2. A trusting client.
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

The Glass House: Visited

On January 25, 2005, architect Philip Johnson passed away. In June of that same year, his partner David Whitney passed too, leaving their entire New York and Connecticut estates to The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Two years later, Philip Johnson’s Glass House was opened to the public. Unfortunately, unless you would like to purchase tickets for [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago

Concreteworks Studio

Concreteworks is a design studio specializing in the craft of concrete. They’ve developed a lightweight concrete-based composite that allows them to fabricate countertops, bath tubs, sinks, tile, furniture and pretty much anything else they can dream up. Living Well Link of the Week: Concreteworks Studio
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 11 years ago
Db0c9ba3e4d4
fivecat
President