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Home Trends

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00

Welcome Home Des Moines magazine featured images of Marvin Windows in its Home Trends section of the June/July issue. Focusing on how window products can transform a home, Integrity by Marvin All Ultrex Casement Windows and Marvin’s Contemporary Direct Glaze Corner Windows were showcased for the views and aesthetics they provide.

To read the full article, click here.

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Marvin Architects Challenge

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:57

Informed Infrastructure magazine featured Marvin’s annual Architects Challenge 2018 winners. The challenge featured six competitive categories: Best Contemporary, Best Transitional, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/Addition, Best Commercial, Best Historic and the Best in Show winner was selected from the category finalists. Six winners were selected from more than 220 submissions from across North America.

Dondi Kazukewicz, senior manager of brand communications at The Marvin Family of Brands shared, “Marvin and our architect partners share the goal of creating beautiful, well-designed spaces that enhance people’s experience. We are committed to supporting our customers as they create these meaningful spaces and are so proud to celebrate and recognize their work each year with the Architects Challenge.”

To read the full article, visit informedinfrastructure.com.

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Brand Leaders

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:56

Builder magazine recently featured an article on the annual Builder Brand Use study results. The study gauges the attitudes of U.S. builders, developers, and contractors toward the products they recognize, use, and trust. The results revealed this year’s leaders, spread out across 51 building product categories.

Marvin’s Integrity line was recognized as a leader in the fiberglass window category. Integrity was also voted as a product line used most by the builders  “in the last two years,” “used most often,” and “top in quality.”

To read the full article, visit buildermag.com

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Midwest Home

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:35

Midwest Home magazine featured Dan Nepp of TEA2 Architects on his recent win for Best Traditional New Construction project in Marvin’s annual Architects Challenge. The home, located in Excelsior, Minn. on Lake Minnetonka, was strategically placed and designed to capture the beautiful lake views. Filled with windows from Marvin, constant sunlight floods in.

To read the full article, visit midwesthomemag.com.

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A Fresh Outlook

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:07

 

West Suburban Living magazine featured an article on the latest trends in replacement windows and entry doors in their June issue. Large-scale multi-operational door systems, which open up to unite interior and exterior living spaces, have become increasingly popular in suburban homes.

Marvin Scenic Doors are mentioned for their variety of sizes and finishes. While typical patio doors tend to be 8 to 10 feet high, Marvin’s doors are mentioned as being available up to 12 feet high and in a variety of profiles, with options including pocket or stacked panels.

To read more, visit westsuburbanliving.net

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Buffalo Business First

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:06

 

Buffalo Business First magazine featured a sincere thank you to Marvin Windows and Doors this past week for continuous partnership with Big L Windows & Doors. The relationship between Big L and Marvin goes back to 1983. The two family businesses share fundamental core values of integrity and trust. Values that have resonated within the community and allowed both to prosper in Western New York for over 40 years.

To read more, click here

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A Different Angle

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:05

 

Qualified Remodeler magazine published an article on a contemporary Dexter, Michigan home surrounded by luscious greenery. The homeowners wanted their dark and uninviting living room, filled with low windows that cut off a good share of their view, replaced with floor-to-ceiling windows that would allow them to see everything their backyard had to offer. Marvin’s Aluminum Clad Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation windows were utilized to add expansive views to the home and allow much needed, natural light.

To read the full article, visit qualifiedremodeler.com

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Contemporary Considerations

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:04

 

Qualified Remodeler magazine details the current demand homeowners have for larger windows, better views and more natural light. Marvin Windows and Doors is mentioned for a wide selection of customizable, large, and efficient window options.

The article also highlights the current need for impact-rated windows, specifically designed to withstand destructive coastal elements. The Marvin Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation window is specifically mentioned for its certified Impact Zone 3 (IZ3) rating, reinforced frames, laminated glass, corrosion-resistant exterior parts and Design Pressure rating of up to 65.

To read the full article, visit qualifiedremodeler.com

 

 

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You Can Go Home Again

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:01

 

Gray Magazine features an article on a family home in Vancouver, remodeled to take on a more modern look and feel. Marvin Windows and Doors were utilized on the back of the home to add a sense of architectural interest. After raising the roof up higher, over-sized windows were added as well as a Marvin Bi-Fold Door.

To read the full article, click here.

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Tips on Replacement Windows

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:59

 

A question and answer column in the Arlington Heights Daily Herald newspaper asks home repair expert Henri De Marne for tips on replacement windows. De Marne mentions his loyalty to Marvin Windows and Doors for their “superior products at a very competitive price and record of honoring their warranty, even several years after installation.”

To read more, visit dailyherald.com

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Sill Options for Sliding Glass Doors

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:57

Matt Risinger features Marvin Windows and Doors in his most recent post on Sill Options for Sliding Glass Doors. He highlights his success in using Marvin’s sliding glass doors and how he prefers Marvin’s high performance sills because they are made of Ultrex fiberglass, allowing for a super-strong and energy efficient door sill.

To read the full article, visit MattRisinger.com

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Twin Cities Home Among Marvin Windows and Doors' Architects Challenge Winners

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 07:34

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal showcased the 2018 winners of Marvin Windows and Doors annual Architect’s Challenge. Minnesota-based architect, Dan Nepp of TEA2 Architects, took a top prize for his work on a local home. The lake home in Excelsior, Minnesota (pictured) won “Best Traditional New Construction” honors.

To read the full article, visit BizJournals.com.

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Open to the World

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:07

Products magazine published an article in their May/June issue highlighting the use of Marvin Windows and Doors for an indoor-outdoor integration in a family home. Expanses of glass throughout the home aren’t solely for design – they are essential to the well-being of the family. As two of the family’s children have limited mobility, the home was created to not only accommodate their needs but also to ensure ample connections to the outdoors and abundant natural light.

Scott Rappe, principal of Chicago firm Kuklinski + Rappe Architects, notes that Marvin windows topped his list because they offered an ideal balance between performance and cost, as well as narrow sight lines and high insulation values. His team used awning and casement windows from Marvin’s clad-wood Ultimate line along with sliding and swinging French doors.

To read the full article, visit ResidentialProductsOnline.com.

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Marvin Architects Challenge

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:25


Winners of 10th Annual Marvin Architects Challenge Showcase Preeminent Architectural Design

 WARROAD, Minn. (June 5, 2018) – The Marvin Family of Brands is announcing the winners of its 10th Marvin Architects Challenge – an annual design competition that recognizes inventive use of the company’s windows and doors in exceptional residential and commercial projects. Renowned architects Jane Frederick, FAIA, ASID; Matt Kreilich, FAIA; and Takashi Yanai, FAIA, served as judges for the competition and selected six winners from more than 220 submissions from across North America. The winning projects range in style from a modern residence in the remote woods of Wisconsin to the historic revitalization of a former department store in Alabama, and highlight how the strategic use of doors and windows can transform any space.

“Marvin and our architect partners share the goal of creating beautiful, well-designed spaces that enhance people’s experience,” said Dondi Kazukewicz, senior manager of brand communications at The Marvin Family of Brands. “We are committed to supporting our customers as they create these meaningful spaces and are so proud to celebrate and recognize their work each year with the Architects Challenge. It is very rewarding for us to see the important role Marvin and Integrity products have in making their client’s dreams a reality.”

The Marvin Architects Challenge features six competitive categories: Best Contemporary, Best Transitional, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/Addition, Best Commercial and Best Historic, which was a new addition in 2018. The Best in Show winner was selected from the category finalists and will be prominently featured in Architectural Digest magazine, as well as on the publication’s website. The 2018 Challenge also marked the first time the competition was open to projects using Integrity Windows and Doors, resulting in 71 submissions with Integrity product.

“When we looked at the diversity of projects entered, it was impressive to see how Marvin and Integrity’s portfolios of windows and doors work for all different styles, complementing anything from modern to historic renovations,” said Kreilich. “The varied range of product style was quite incredible across the vast number of submissions, making it both an honor and challenge to judge.”

The winning projects are detailed below and were judged on solution-driven design, innovative use of Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, and the ability of the building or space to improve lives.

Best in Show & Best Contemporary: Pleated House – Door County, Wisconsin
Architect: Sebastian Schmaling, Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Immersed in a dense forest on the lakeshore in Wisconsin’s Door County, the restrained exterior palette of this home features charred cedar siding complemented by varnished clear cedar, dark anodized aluminum, and large Marvin Ultimate Casement windows and doors—capitalizing on the natural light breaking through the trees. A Marvin Sliding Patio Door on the back of the home seamlessly connects to the woods beyond.

Best Transitional: Rosecoast Residence – St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Architects: Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, Acre Architects

Nestled amongst the wild roses of St. Andrews’ shoreline, the Rosecoast Residence overlooks Ministers Island through an expansive wall of Marvin Specialty Shapes and Ultimate Push Out Casement windows, offering incredible views of Passamaquoddy Bay and the historic Van Horne Estate Bath House. In addition to exterior materials that echo the rocky and wooded landscape, the Rosecoast Residence utilizes traditional Marvin Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation Windows with large Marvin Ultimate Sliding and Swinging French doors to create a contemporary yet formally familiar design. These strategically placed windows and doors result in a home that effortlessly blends into its environment while bringing in views of surrounding cultural landmarks.

Best Traditional New Construction: Excelsior Lake Home – Excelsior, Minnesota
Architect: Dan Nepp, AIA, ID, NCARB; TEA2 Architects

With its historic shingle-style look, the spacious Excelsior Lake Home sits prominently on Lake Minnetonka and fits in seamlessly with the community. Its main-level living area and the master suite above were strategically placed to capture beautiful lake views through rows of Marvin Ultimate Awning and Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation windows. A Marvin Ultimate Swinging French Door on the west side of the lawn creates a unique and inviting entry, while simultaneously allowing sunlight to flood the home. Marvin Ultimate French Casement Windows and Ultimate Sliding French Door with a crisp, white finish complement the interior’s millwork, creating a modern experience in a home crafted to be timeless.

Best Remodel/Addition: Brooklyn Heights Remodel – Brooklyn, New York
Architect: Ben Herzog, Ben Herzog Architect, PC

A two-story addition to the back of a landmarked brownstone in this Brooklyn Heights Remodel allowed for the creation of a light-filled kitchen, new nursery and sitting area, and a study adjacent to the master bedroom suite. Spaces in the new addition are engulfed in natural light through several Marvin Ultimate Casement Windows and multiple Marvin Swinging French Doors. The exterior features original brick alongside casement windows and bold black trim made from acetylated wood product to resist rotting and fading, making this renovation one that will last for years to come.

Best Commercial: Frick Environmental Center – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Architect: Robert T. Aumer Jr., AIA; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Situated on the edge of Pittsburgh’s wooded 644-acre Frick Park, the Frick Environmental Center is a living learning center for hands-on environmental education, providing visitors with diverse opportunities to experience a natural ecosystem while learning the technical aspects of a net-zero building. An assortment of Marvin Specialty Shapes, Ultimate Awning, Ultimate Casement and Ultimate Magnum Double Hung windows, as well as a Marvin Commercial Door, flood the center with an abundance of natural light, allowing visitors to take in the beauty of the park beyond. The LEED Platinum-certified Frick Environmental Center was recently awarded full Living Building Challenge certification, which is widely regarded as the world’s most rigorous and complete building standard.

 
Best Historic: The Pizitz – Birmingham, Alabama
Architect: Wisznia | Architecture + Development in association with KPS Architects

Built between 1923 and 1925, The Pizitz operated as a department store until its doors closed in 1988. After multiple false starts in renovating the historic street corner building, a four-year revitalization project kicked off in 2012. Because federal and state historic tax credits were used to fund the project, any new windows had to match the originals and be approved by the National Park Service. More than 300 windows were replaced with custom Marvin Specialty Shapes, Ultimate Awning, Ultimate Casement and Ultimate Magnum Double Hung windows, completing a building that now features a food hall, shared workspace and 143 apartments.

Following their win, Marvin Architects Challenge champions are invited to attend a special event at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and take a VIP trip to Marvin’s headquarters in Warroad, Minnesota, for an honors event with Marvin executives, earning AIA-CES credits during the visit. All winning projects and architects will be featured in Marvin’s yearly Architects Challenge coffee table book, which is distributed to customers and industry partners.

For more information, visit MarvinWindows.com/ArchitectsChallenge.

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Office Snapshots

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:46

Office Snapshots showcases Marvin Windows and Doors newly renovated Eagan, Minnesota office space. The office design embraces Marvin’s Nordic roots through color, lighting and furniture. The office is also cutting-edge when it comes to technology, as Marvin’s headquarters are located in Warroad, Minnesota, making conferencing equipment key.

Marvin products are showcased throughout the space as well as other custom pieces from other Minnesota makers, making this renovation very unique.

To read the full article, visit OfficeSnapshots.com.

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Architect Magazine

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:45

 

ARCHITECT magazine features an article on Marvin Home Automation Lock Status Sensor system. The Lock Status Sensor option offers smart home capabilities to Marvin Windows and Doors’ customers. It connects to any new or existing security system through wired or wireless connections to indicate whether windows or doors are closed, open, locked, or unlocked.

To read the full article, visit ArchitectMagazine.com.

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Kitchen & Bath Business

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:04

Kitchen & Bath Business features an article on the “outdoor living movement.” The publication notes that homeowners are looking for new ways to create a personalized outdoor living space while still having all the comforts of the indoors at hand. “A seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors not only makes an outside space more usable on a daily basis but also can bring more natural light inside. This type of area also adds valuable square footage to a home without a costly addition.”

The Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is highlighted as a fitting solution to opening your home up to the outdoors.

Read more in the publication’s digital edition online here.

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Interior Design - Architectural Products

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:53

Interior Design magazine featured architectural products for the home and office including the Marvin Ultimate Bi-Fold door, showcased with an interior mahogany wood finish.

Read the full article

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Door & Window Market

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:10

Door & Window Market magazine featured an article on the competition between window and door display spaces and new multimedia displays as well as virtual reality technology in the retail sphere.

Marvin Windows and Doors is mentioned as a manufacturer that has successfully incorporated multimedia displays into showrooms. Marvin’s facility in Boston, Marvin at 7 Tide, is the company’s first experience center. The space was designed to serve as a meeting spot for architects and designers to collaborate with clients and to discover window and door customization offerings and more. The space also offers a high-tech and hands-on Smart Touch Table where customers can build their own doors and windows.

To read the full article, visit Door & Window Market online.

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Dwell

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:05

Wisconsin’s Madeline Island, located on Lake Superior is renowned as an ideal summer destination. High construction costs have hindered many from building a home here though.

An article in Dwell magazine highlights how a St. Paul family found a solution to building an affordable pre-fab home on an island nevertheless.

The cabin, referred to as “the Week’nder” was designed to give an outdoor feel, “we wanted one to be sensitized to the natural world over the course of a multi-day stay, just as one is when they’re camping, and let that set the tone and cadence of waking up to the sun rise, seeking shade mid-day, shifting to cocktails and sharing food as the western sun spreads it’s colors, and finally, tucking into bed as darkness falls.”

The heart of the home, the great room, is completely open to the beautiful scenery thanks to floor-to-ceiling Marvin Windows.

To read the full article, visit dwell.com

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