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Tour the World with Our Favorite Past and Present Architecture Exhibitions

United States   Snarkitecture’s Fun House – Washington DC   The National Building Museum in Washington DC recently hosted Snarkitecture’s debut comprehensive museum exhibition, Fun House. Attendees experienced an abstract rendering of a traditional home inside a freestanding structure. Visitors were welcome to wander the rooms of the monochrome, white home which was surrounded by […]

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Architect Renzo Piano is a Master of Light and Landscape

Renzo Piano is a Pritzker Prize winning architect well known for his futuristic public spaces. Piano has mastered the art of adapting to the need and context of any space and with work ranging from museums to sports stadiums to courthouses, he doesn’t limit himself to a certain type of project. He believes that light […]

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Portella’s 15 Favorite Tips for Architectural Photographers

The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been truer. We live in a visual society where photos take precedence over words. But because of the onslaught of images people are exposed to everyday, it’s even more important to make sure your architectural photos stand out. Taking intriguing photos doesn’t require […]

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Portella’s 5 Favorite Trends in Architecture

1. Greenspace & Nature-inclusive Projects Architecture has always been concerned with nature. Either how to oppose it, and jut out from the earth, or how to blend in and be inspired by the natural world. As cities grow and edge out the natural world, there has been a push to bring nature inside, and make […]

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Is Glass Soundproof?

Soundproof glass can be a great asset for a variety of situations. If you live in an area with a very dense population, have a lot of noise coming from nearby traffic, or want to keep office interior spaces private, the idea of sealing off that sound with a new set of windows or doors […]

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Portella Steel Doors & Windows is Now Servicing New York City

Portella Steel Doors & Windows, Texas’ premiere manufacturer of custom steel doors and windows, is expanding from their headquarters in Austin, Texas. To meet the ever-increasing market demand for their custom steel door and window products, Portella is excited to announce their expansion into New York City.   Since 1999, Portella has manufactured individually engineered, […]

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Portella Steel Doors and Windows is Now Servicing Houston

Portella Steel Doors and Windows, located in Austin, Texas, has manufactured individually engineered, high-quality steel doors and windows since 1999. To meet the growing demand for their custom doors and windows around the country, Portella is proud to announce an expansion into the Houston area. Over the past 20 years, Portella has earned a solid […]

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Announcing Portella’s New Thermally Broken Profile Patent

As the nation’s leading manufacturer of thermally broken steel windows and doors, we are proud to announce our new patent for thermally broken profiles. Our new thermally broken system has the narrowest sightlines of any steel door and window system available, has superior energy efficiency ratings, and affords us the ability to customize to our […]

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Advantages of Steel Doors & Windows

Steel doors and windows are a creative solution for obtaining a beautiful, custom look with lifetime durability to make your home or office an even better investment. There are many advantages to adding Portella’s high-quality steel doors and windows to your building envelope, including: Durability: Strength is one of the key features of a steel door, and […]

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