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Furniture: Parentesit by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper

Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Parentesit offers comfort for contemporary shared spaces. A private space when you need it for collaboration or independent thinking, Parentesit is an acoustic wall module that reduces extraneous background noise and creates a space for concentration. The bold, graphic forms are available in three shapes––a circle, a square or an oval––that speak to […] Read more

Furniture: smart table extends functions of trolleys

Extending the functions of a common trolley, the NáBITO ‘Smart-table’ design is an intelligent product that incorporates rechargeable batteries in order to power its many capabilities. Combing the friendly elements of the traditional furniture, the modeled prototype is packed with useful tools to serve the home. The ‘Smart-table’ is described as a ‘little room on wheels’ and […] Read more

Furniture: Ikea furniture charges devices

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to wirelessly charge their smartphones. Lamps, bedside tables and desks in Ikea’s new collection each have an integrated pad that can charge portable electronic devices simply by placing them on top. “Through research and home visits, we know […] Read more

Green building: a100-year-old building LEED Platinum-certified

Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded an existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. The architects expanded on an existing 1916 brick building and renovated it by designing a frame which acts as a neutral foil to the historic masonry. The building’s form promotes natural […] Read more

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