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Industry leaders explore the role of 'collaboration' in design
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World conditions such as climate change, aging populations, technology, and social and environmental degradation need newly complex design solutions. They require a sophisticated understanding of the ways and means of collaboration of all those who shape the built environment. That was the conclusion of a group of practice leaders from various sectors of the building industry who met for a brainstorming session on collaboration in the design industry hosted by ASID and CIDA. More

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2011 Foundation Scholarships and Awards Program Now Accepting Applications

Don't miss your chance! With awards up to $4,000, the ASID Foundation is accepting applications for its 2011 Scholarships and Awards program now through March 1. To learn more, click here.

Security. Convenience. Style.

Baldwin is pleased to introduce its latest security advancement, a keyless entry door lock. It features convenient one-touch locking with decorative hardware's only motorized deadbolt and two customizable access codes-one for family, one for temporary access. The keyless lock is easy to install in a standard door prep and can be integrated with wireless home automation systems utilizing Home Connect™ technology.

Architectural Digest unveils its new look
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With its March issue, Architectural Digest revealed a new look for the venerable publication. Under the new leadership of editor Margaret Russell, formerly with Elle Décor, the magazine has been refreshed and updated for a slightly younger reader and 21st century tastes. More

Emerging trends and countertrends in senior housing
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The Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative, an arm of architecture firm Perkins Eastman, recently released "Design for Aging Review—10 Insights and Innovations: The State of Senior Housing." Perkins Eastman researchers evaluated 90-plus recently designed, leading-edge senior living projects in the U.S. and internationally to identify best practices and common threads that point to large-scale trends, as well as outstanding features that buck those trends. The 250-page report is available for free download. More

5 honored with AARP-NAHB 2010 Livable Communities Awards
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This year's winning projects combine elements of universal design and sustainable design to create spaces that are environmentally friendly and allow people of all ages and physical abilities to live comfortably and safely. From aging in place to intergenerational cohousing, the projects improve accessibility and adaptability, while helping residents stay connected to their communities. More

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Japanese sushi restaurant in Shanghai gets origami-inspired design
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The Haiku Restaurant Group's new Haiku Sushi, located at the open courtyard of the Shanghai International Finance Center, incorporates the concept of origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, as the key driving force throughout the project. Each zone, namely bar, sushi bar, Tatami rooms and booth area, is swathed in unique origami features. The whole restaurant space is united by an origami suspended ceiling. More

Case Studies: Sound Masking

Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system.  more

Musically inspired lifestyle hotel debuts internationally
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Called MODO, the hotel presents a new take on hospitality that's stylish, affordable and musically inspired. The brand will feature a striking urban, Bauhaus loft design. With its vast collection of vinyl records, CDs and MP3 content, MODO will showcase independent artists around the globe, promising a unique and entertaining travel experience. MODO was conceived to appeal to tech-savvy business travelers who enjoy new and entertaining experiences. More

Positive benefits of workstation-specific lighting
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A study by the National Research Council of Canada on the effects of office lighting on employee and organizational well being found that workstation-specific lighting with individual (personal) control was preferred over parabolic-louvered luminaires regardless of the surface reflectances of the furnishings. In addition, several small, but statistically significant, effects were found: "Pleasure, room attractiveness and illumination, lighting satisfaction, overall environmental satisfaction, job satisfaction and organizational commitment were all higher for the people in offices with workstation-specific luminaires. The frequency and intensity of physical symptoms and the intent to turnover were all lower for the people in offices with workstation-specific luminaires." More


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Life inside a Katrina Cottage
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The yellow-framed Katrina Cottage prototype, designed by New York architect Marianne Cusato, became something of a media sensation for its tight design, economical construction and portability via flatbed truck. Further, it had the potential to live on when no longer needed as emergency housing. But for various reasons, the little houses never caught on. Though thousands of visitors toured Cusato's original when it was on display, nobody ever actually "test drove" it to see whether its 308 square feet of space was actually livable—until Ben Brown, a former reporter, moved in for three months last fall. More

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Physical school environment affects adolescent problem behaviors
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The results of a national study on the association between the physical school environment and student problem behavior found that certain attributes of the physical environment, including unsupervised spaces and aesthetic quality, were associated with some adolescent problem behaviors, such as truancy, smoking and substance abuse. Among tenth grade students, for example, those attending more attractive schools reported less in-school use of alcohol and lower levels of truancy. More

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Rocker Lenny Kravitz looking to break out in the design world
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Since the late '90s, Kravitz has been buying and renovating properties around the globe with the help of well-known architects and interior designers. His process is famously symbiotic, with the line where his input begins and the professional's work ends often blurred. The musician, who acknowledges he is not a trained interior designer, formed Kravitz Design in 2005 and now wants to expand into furniture design and possibly architecture. More

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