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Cool offices: Lowe Campbell Ewald office in Detroit, USA

Lowe Campbell cool offices by Neumann Smith Architecture. Bench furniture configurations and minimal fixed rooms were selected to create a more open and collaborative office environment. The design also makes creative use of recycled materials including wooden pallets, 500 locally salvaged wood doors sliced up into slatted partition pods, and electrical conduits used as room dividers. […] Read more

Teknion receives two Green Good Design Awards

Canadian producer of professional furniture Teknion announced that its Sidewise casegoods workstation and Projek task seating have received 2014 Green Good Design Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Green Good Design competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. […] Read more

Cool offices: Norman Disney & Young Office in Perth, Australia

The design team of MKDC were engaged by Norman Disney & Young, a leading firm of consulting engineers, to design and deliver their new Perth office. Intended for use as an industry showcase and tool for business promotion, it was important for 1600m2 space to reflect NDY’s core company value of sustainability. The team worked […] Read more

2014 design trends that will shape our future

According to global architecture, design and planning practice Gensler, these are the six topics that will shape design in the coming decade: Workplace: Mobility and performance Wellness: Nudging people to health Technology: Integrating tech with place Urbanization: Cities as the vortex of massive growth Globalization: The hunt for new markets is global Development: Urbanity takes […] Read more

New Dutch circular economy initiative for professional interiors

Today, at the Dutch trade fair ‘Facilitair’, several Dutch professional interior providers will introduce a new initiative in support of the circular economy, Re:Able. Re.Able is a cooperation (organised in a co-op) between interior architects, project managers, housing consultants and facility managers, that designs and realises tailor-made interiors. But instead of the customer having to […] Read more

Conversions: Blacksmith workshop into fashion brand office

Italian architect Fabio Ferrillo has transformed a derelict blacksmith’s workshop into the headquarters of a Milanese fashion brand. Fabio Ferrillo retained many of the building’s original features, including the exposed brick walls, abandoned machinery and suspended pulleys, but added a new cement floor and industrial ventilation system. “The space was seriously run-down, but its crude and […] Read more

The world’s first LEED v4 certified project: Haworth Beijing

American professional furniture maker, Haworth, announces that its showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED project under the new LEED version 4 beta programme. The USGBC awarded LEED Gold status after the project earned 71 out of the possible 110 points. To achieve the green building certification, […] Read more

Cool offices: Wood & Grieve in Perth, Australia

Wood and Grieve Engineers recently took occupancy of a new office space in Perth, Australia. Together with Woodhead they created an adaptable and flexible new workplace environment to accommodate their existing staff requirements and future projected growth, catering for in excess of 230 engineering, administrative and support staff over the 3,000 square meters (32,292 square feet) […] Read more

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