Allsteel launches online future workplace campaign

American professional furniture manufacturer, Allsteel Inc., launched an interactive marketing campaign designed to gain insights from the architect and design community around future trends impacting workplace design and strategy. Industry professionals have the opportunity to snap a photo of themselves, upload it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #createatwork and @Allsteel, and comment about […] Read more

An educational impact on the environment

Sustainable principles were integral to Ross Barney Architects’ design of the James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, an educational facility whose curriculum directly impacts the natural environment. The facility encompasses student workspaces, classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. Designed to demonstrate its high-performance systems as a hands-on teaching tool, the […] Read more

A building on a mission?

The developers of this underutilized parcel in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point (USA) neighbourhood wanted a building that achieved a mission of economic improvement, social justice, environmental restoration, and cultural celebration. Built on a former brownfield site, the Clock Shadow Building is now a mixed-use office building that includes community wellness clinics as well as a cheese […] Read more

Next Life: The Retyrement Plan

The Retyrement Plan is a collection of outdoor weatherproof furniture items created from old, discarded automobile tires and recycled plastics. Anu Tandon Viera creates a woven upholstery of recycled plastic wrapper waste over a ‘frame’ of tires salvaged from old scooters to discarded trucks. The “virtually indestructible” ottomans are part of a collection that includes […] Read more

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