Architects play a crucial decision-making role in the specification of building-products and materials. Since Architizer was built by some of those very architects, we empathize with the challenge that design professionals face each day when searching for the perfect products for their projects. Today, we’re thrilled to reveal a dedicated search engine that will help you quickly find high quality architectural elements, each and every day.
The search engine draws together more than 30,000 building-products and materials by over 3,000 manufacturers, numbers that will only increase as use of the search engine increases. Sourced from Architizer’s extensive database, the quality of these products has been vetted by our in-house team of specialists, ensuring that each is worthy of your consideration.
So, what exactly can you research using Product Search? The short answer is: Anything that goes into a building outside of the structural core! The range is vast, from raw materials and standardized elements to high-tech systems and smart appliances. For example, you can find…
Architectural materials for cladding, flooring and more, including:
- Black stone (granite and marble, illustrated below)
- Charred wood siding
- Corten panels
- Perforated metal panels
- Luxury vinyl tiles
- Exterior brick veneer
- Green roofs
Building-products for interior and exterior uses, including:
- Custom staircases
- Acoustical wall panels
- Table pendant lights
- Modern cabinets
- Outdoor benches
- High speed roll-up doors
- Motorized projector lifts
These examples provide just a glimpse of what can be found in the database — type something into the search bar and see what you can find. Crucially, every product surfaced here has been vetted by Architizer for real architects and real projects in recent months. The database gives you an insight into what materials the world’s most prominent architecture firms are researching, and puts the same information at your fingertips.
The streamlined grid layout allows you to compare the aesthetics of curated products side by side, helping you to quickly identify which products merit further investigation. Think of it as a kind of “Pinterest for architects” — since architects are intrinsically visual people, this mode of searching is as satisfying as it is useful.
Product Search is still in beta mode, so look out for new developments in the coming months. In the meantime, we welcome your feedback — email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts and suggestions.