Sydney Franklin, Architizer

Sydney Franklin

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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Sydney:

​How Metal Cladding Works, From Connection Details to Material Choices

Steel, copper or aluminum cladding can be found on many of the world's most iconic buildings. → Read More

African Modernism: 7 Experimental Projects Across an Evolving Continent

In the new book, African Modernism, German architect Manuel Herz, Dutch photographer Iwan Baan and South African photographer Alexia Webster explore the mid-century modern architecture built in the five countries of Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Zambia. → Read More

​Quiet, Please: How to Design Acoustics for an Open Plan Office

Designing acoustics in a large work-space requires some careful planning. This primer in the basics can give you a sound footing on which to begin. → Read More

​Architectural Details: An English Garden Studio Wrapped in Shingles and Stone

Composed of a series of buildings wrapped in wood shingles, steel and stone, Ashworth Parkes Architects' project focuses on the relationship between texture and typology. → Read More

Architectural Details: The Sculptural Concrete Staircase of Loft Panzerhalle

This dramatic design inside a former tank repair facility in Salzburg, Austria, isn’t the sweeping interior of a Calatrava civic space or a Steven Holl library — it’s a 3,800-square-foot private apartment by Viennese firm smartvoll Architekten ZT KG. → Read More

Architectural Details: COBE's Audacious Silo Makeover

Newly minted in shiny steel, COBE's extraordinary, transformative project stands out as an exemplar of the area’s future reconstruction. → Read More

Architectural Details: Zaha Hadid Architects' Geometric Wood Flooring

Italian manufacturer Listone Giordano crafted puzzle-piece flooring for ZHA's CityLife tower. → Read More

​Architectural Details: Foster + Partners’ Transforming Apple Store Façade

Reinventing the traditional Arabic Mashrabiya, the Apple Store Dubai features 18 moving “solar wings” as windows. → Read More

How to Detail a Perfectly Seamless Door

When it comes to designing a hidden door, there’s more than meets the eye. These manufacturers can hep architects achieve the seamless effect they desire. → Read More

How to Detail a Stunning, Space-Saving Kitchen

Slovenian firm Arhitektura d.o.o. crafts cabinetry within their small but spacious apartment designs. → Read More

How Designers Can Create the Perfect Area Rug in 5 Easy Steps

Tarkett’s new online virtual view provides a quick and easy way for architects and designers to specify a statement area rug for any project. → Read More

The Concrete Sinks Bringing Brutalism to the Bathroom

The cementitious material makes a bold statement in both the bathroom and kitchen. → Read More

West Elm's New DUMBO HQ Is a Laboratory for the Future of Workplace Design

West Elm's new WORKSPACE division decided to "un-office" the company's Brooklyn office. → Read More

How Navy Island Is Amping Up the Acoustics World

With SoundPly, Navy Island is taking micro-perforated acoustic panels to the next level. → Read More

​How to Design Acoustics for a Noisy Open Office Plan

Designing for sounds in a large work-space requires some careful planning. → Read More

Behind the Design: How Unique Glass Blocks Were Created for Moneo Brock’s Seminal Thermal Baths

The Spanish firm collaborated with Seves to produce an entirely new kind of glass block. → Read More

How to Detail Windows Within Glass Block Constructions

One classic issue architects face when detailing façades using glass blocks is how to incorporate a window or door within a tight installation. → Read More

How to Detail Windows Within Glass Block Constructions

One classic issue architects face when detailing glass block constructions is how to incorporate a window or door — any opening really — within a tight insta... → Read More

How LTL Architects Sourced Materials for a Healthier Children’s Center

LTL Architects designed a brand new facility for the the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center featuring healthy, non-toxic materials. → Read More

How One Architecture Firm Is Making Space-Saving Kitchens Sexier Than Ever

Slovenian firm Arhitektura d.o.o. crafts cabinetry within their small but spacious apartment designs. → Read More