Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Now available On Demand. This webinar is part of the Tile Academy
This webinar will explore the specification of tile and stone in four unique projects. The presenters will discuss how tile and stone met the design goals in unique ways, from creating visual excitement in a community center, to enhancing a stately history home owned by Henry Ford’s Home, to elevating South Florida estates to a modern tropical elegance.
Ben Grobe AIA, Principal and Amanda Key, Principal of the Smith Group will present the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House—Edsel Ford was the only child of Henry Ford. During their lifetimes, Edsel and his wife Eleanor maintained an 87-acre estate nestled on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Point Shores, Michigan. The home has now become a community treasure that focuses on history, events, and education. The Smith Group was selected to restore, reconstruct, and rehabilitate the 1920s estate. The extensive use of tile throughout adds the warmth and durability the project needed.
Kirsten Youngren, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, , of FXCollaborative will present the YMCA, Bronx, New York project—Located within the La Central mixed-income, mixed-use development in the Bronx, the new YMCA building provides an anchor for the entire community. The ample ground floor storefront affording views into the wellness center puts the YMCA's mission on display. Tile plays a central role as brightly-colored ribbon-like walls guide members and visitors from the street through the facility—from reception down a wide, sky-lit stair, and culminating at two naturally light-filled swimming pools.
Ralph Choeff, AIA, , Founding Principal, of Choeff Levy Fischman will present two projects, Bal Harbour Residence— This two-story, eight bedroom, nine-bathroom tropical modern residence is in Bal Harbour, Florida. Just past the gate is a stunning shell stone motor court with contrasting grass strips leading to the door. A monumental Italian travertine stone wall extends from the driveway and also makes an appearance in the backyard pool deck. Stone and tile make their appearances through the home, including a bespoke cherry blossom mosaic wall in the master bathroom shower.
North Bay Residence—Located in Miami Beach, this 10,000-plus-square-foot, two-story, waterfront tropical modern home creates mid-century motifs with such tropical elements as South American hardwoods, exotic stones, and water features. Inside, limestone cladding and black marble walls create an elegant touch.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative projects address several key issues.
- Identify four projects where tile and stone helped achieve the program’s design goals and performance needs.
- Describe stone options that can help create a high-end modern tropical residence.
- Discuss how colorful tiled walls add energy and excitement to a community center.
- Define the qualities of tile that help maintain the stateliness of a 1920s estate.