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Sustainable architecture: monolithic office tower transformed into a bright and breezy LEED Platinum building

Renovation is one of the most sustainable things you can do in architecture and SOM just proved it with their latest project – 680 Folsom in downtown San Francisco. The dark and monolithic 1960s building was reinvented into an airy, glass structure that has just been awarded LEED Platinum. Reusing the strong steel structure, SOM […] Read more

Cool offices: Ballard Spahr headquarters in Philadelphia, USA

Francis Cauffman designed the renovated regional headquarters of Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia, to accommodate up to 250 attorneys and firm-wide support staff. The offices required the development of a logical layout and more collaborative spaces and included a new conference center to serve as the front door of the firm. Perimeter common areas for informal gatherings […] Read more

Furniture: Brackets-lite series by Nendo for Kokuyo

The ‘Brackets-lite’ series of office furniture designed by nendo for Kokuyo provides a variety of workplace communication spaces through the various combinations of its bracket-shaped units. Careful attention to the support of speedy inter-office networking in a compact space has driven this constellation of tables, chairs and work surfaces to its maximum capabilities. Modules provide […] Read more

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