LEED introduces new office furniture pilot credit

Projects pursuing LEED certification may now be able to earn credit for specifying furniture products certified under a new designation developed in partnership with the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). Products certified with the “level” designation can earn the new LEED Pilot Credit 80: Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings Pilot Credit 80 […] Read more

Gorgeous LEED Silver community recreation center

Toronto-based firm Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) has recently completed a large scale sports facility addition for the City of Edmonton, Canada. The ‘commonwealth community recreation center (CCRC)’ was a joint project between the city and the edmonton eskimo football club, designed in collaboration with HIP architects. The sizeable campus synthesizes 60,000 square feet (5,575 square meters) […] Read more

Cool offices: Qihoo 360 in Beijing, China

David Ho of edg Corporation has designed the headquarters of Qihoo 360 in Beijing, China. Qihoo 360 is a cloud-based Internet and mobile security products and services provider. Design Director David Ho connected Higgs boson ‘Large Hadron Collider’ with Qihoo 360’s ‘subversive innovation’ corporate culture in his design. Four radial capsule shapes aptly named ‘Future […] Read more

Haworth launches the Patricia Urquiola office furniture collection

American professional furniture manufacturer Haworth announced the beginning of a long-term partnership with Patricia Urquiola which will see them concentrate on creating a portfolio of products that centre on New Ways of Working. Particular emphasis will be put on shaping a number of casual meeting and gathering spaces of various sizes, bringing together interior components, […] Read more

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