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

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

The next big thing in furniture design and manufacturing?

The focus in distributed furniture production seems to be on 3D-printing, but what if there would be a close-to-home production source available already? Architects Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher of AtFab have set out to create downloadable designed furniture which can be produced close to home, making use of distributed CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery […] Read more

Next Life: re-purposed brick and cement into furniture

In an attempt to prolong the life of the traditional brick industry by re-using old machinery, Taiwanese NEXUS design studio changes the fundamental relationship between brick and cement. By re-designing new moulds on re-purposed industrial machines to fit the prevalent electrical kilns, the exercise brings to life a collection of furniture that includes a table […] Read more

Conversions: ancient slaughterhouse into cooking school

Spanish architecture studio Sol89 has converted a former slaughterhouse in the historic town of Medina-Sidonia into a school for training chefs. Constructed in the nineteenth century, the building previously featured a series of outdoor paddocks and a large courtyard, used for storing livestock before the slaughtering process. As part of the renovation, Sol89 has extended […] Read more

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