Sustainable architecture: Israel’s first LEED Platinum building opens in Tel Aviv

Israel just cut the ribbon on the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified building — the Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) Building at Tel Aviv University! The building was designed by a collaborative group of Israeli architectural firms including Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects and Chen Architects. The Porter School’s director, Dr. Arie Nesher, says students and visitors will […] Read more


“Please provide us with your best bid for meeting stations and representative furniture for approximately 300 workstations divided over our four locations.” The furniture was further specified, but the quantities were not. So it’s anyone’s guess of how much meeting and representative furniture this organisation really needed.

Design & Architecture: spiral of knowledge

Stairs and bookshelves wrap around a triple-height atrium inside this university library, which Danish architecture studio Adept describes as a “spiral of knowledge”. Dalarna Media Library replaces a car park at Dalarna University in the Swedish city of Falun, and sits on a sloping site. Copenhagen-based Adept chose to echo this inside by creating stairs that wind up and […] Read more

Cool offices: Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center in Seattle, USA

Olson Kundig Architects have designed a new work environment for employees at Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center located in Seattle, Washington. The Microsoft Cybercrime Center is a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center, combining Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology, was designed to be a functional showcase for the innovative […] Read more

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