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Color in Architecture

For almost 20 winters starting in 1999, Starbucks red cups became the announcement that winter had finally arrived. The red cups appeared in the hands of Christmas shoppers at the mall, on conference tables during Friday office meetings, and in the hands of those standing in line to ice skate at the seasonal rink. Their […]

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Weather’s Impact on Architecture

Architecture has always been more than just a roof over your head. Since the beginning of time, architecture can be counted upon to reflect the identity of a region as well as the needs of the people living there. Take, for example, the igloos of the Arctic. Its unique design and the use of packed […]

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10 Fascinating Uses of Glass in Modern Architecture

There’s no denying it, glass adds a certain elegance to buildings. You’ve probably found yourself marveling at an overwhelming structure of glass at least once in your life, right? Ever since London’s Crystal Palace in 1851, we’ve been obsessed with using glass in architecture. As one of the first large-scale glass construction projects not designed […]

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Portella Contributes to Monticello Project

Monticello is Thomas Jefferson’s estate, preserved now as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it serves as a museum, place of study and research, and a historical site. As part of an ongoing project to renovate and transform this historical site, Gensler architects have been working to update the 1950s era Griggs Building. As the home […]

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6 Mistakes People Make When Buying New/Replacement Windows

Buying new or replacement windows that are right for your home or business can be a daunting task with the multitude of window choices available. Avoiding false information and knowing what not to do is key to making a purchase that you feel comfortable with and will last for years to come. While purchasing windows […]

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10 Amazing Examples of Nature in Architecture

If you live in an urban area, it is easy to see nature as a distant phenomenon. This is due to design that keeps our environment separate from our living spaces. This isolation has caused ADHD, obesity, and a decline in creativity, according to Whitney Hopkins, a designer in architecture and product design. This has […]

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5 Design Ideas that Support Sustainable Architecture

The words ‘sustainable architecture’ are being heard more and more, as people’s enthusiasm for all things environmentally friendly continues to grow. But what exactly is meant by sustainable architecture? It is a way of designing and constructing that seeks to lessen the total environmental impact of a building. This can be done by conserving energy, […]

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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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