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Conversions: warehouse into workspace

IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE designed the offices of Heavybit Industries, located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. The company’s brief requested that the existing former warehouse be transformed into a collaborative workspace that includes on the two upper floors an open array of desks, comfortable and intimate meeting areas, bar height workspace and conference rooms, and […] Read more

Green office space progress is slowing

According to the authors of the 2015 State of Green Business Report, the total of green office space as in the number of global LEED-certified commercial projects dropped 2% from 2013 to 2014. Though registrations and certifications for new construction and commercial spaces declined, LEED retrofits of existing buildings increased. The outlook isn’t entirely bleak, however. […] Read more

Cool offices: PETZL North American Headquarters is LEED Platinum Certified

Petzl is best known for their innovative caving and climbing equipment, but the verticality equipment leader is also making its mark in sustainable architecture with its recently unveiled LEED Platinum-certified North American flagship headquarters designed by ajc architects. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 82,000-square-foot energy efficient building boasts an impressive array of environmentally […] Read more

Conversions: 19th centruy villa into offices of Reiulf Ramstad in Oslo, Norway

Inside a 19th century villa in Oslo, Reiulf Ramstad’s Norwegian architecture practice has completed the renovation of the firm’s own work studio. The central feature of the design is an area of glass flooring, which provides a spatial connection between the scheme’s two levels. In addition, the transparency serves as a reminder of the building’s […] Read more

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