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New measures for building peformance
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To date, however, the discussion about building performance has focused primarily on energy use. But as the notion of environmental sustainability has been extended to include social and financial sustainability (the triple bottom line), building performance concerns have broadened to include measures of program efficacy, occupant comfort, financial return, durability and other concerns. More

2010 survey on design research in healthcare settings
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The Center for Health Design (CHD) is conducting its annual survey to gauge how design research has affected the healthcare industry. Individuals within diverse stakeholder groups, including design teams, medical planners, hospital executives, project management executives, developers, facility managers, physicians, nurses, and even patients are encouraged to complete this survey. More

Happiness is good health and a well designed office
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On the eve of Dubai's 9th Office Expo, a recent survey conducted by that organization reported that almost 90 percent of office workers regard the design and layout of their office as affecting their level of motivation. For facility manager and, it would seem HR professionals, the time has come to start seriously considering interior design and how certain colours, products and styles affect human beings. More

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Dynamic spaces inspired by multimedia culture
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Product designer extraordinaire Karim Rashid draws inspiration from digital technology and the Internet-era's multimedia connectivity, temporality and limitless possibilities. A hospitality designer as well, Rashid applies those concepts to creating spaces as dynamic experiences. Of his latest project, the Silk Road restaurant in the new Vdara hotel in the Las Vegas City Center, he says, “I envisioned Silk Road as an elaborate multicultural vision, a space that seduces guests and invites them to socialize freely in its sensuous surroundings from breakfast through dinner.” More
ASID Foundation Scholarships and Awards: Deadline, March 1, 2010

The ASID Foundation invites interior design students and professionals to apply for six available awards. Open to both ASID members and non-members, the awards and scholarships range from monetary awards for contributions to the profession to scholarships for all levels of students. For a complete list of awards, click here.

ASID Eye on Design now available as an iPhone app
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ASID understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members and other design professionals. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the ASID Eye on Design, the association committed itself to delivering this news to members and other design professionals. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. ASID Eye on Design is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the ASID feed from the "Creative Arts/Design" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you’ve become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store.

Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt designs spark debate
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Buffalo, N.Y., has long been a showcase for masterworks by Frank Lloyd Wright; the city is home to both the Darwin Martin House and the often overlooked Graycliff Estate. In recent years, however, "new" Frank Lloyd Wright designs—modern structures constructed from previously unbuilt Wright plans—have sprouted in the city, like the new Frank Lloyd Wright Rowing Boathouse on the Black Rock Canal along the Niagara River. Though the boathouse project sparked enormous local interest, some preservationists aren't sure Wright would have wanted his unbuilt plans built posthumously. Among them is Philip Allsopp, president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. More

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Designers duel in national competition
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Eighteen interior design "warriors" were housed at the Corinthians Boutique Hotel in Pune for a period of 21 days and were gruelled with various tasks in the first-ever pan-Indian interior design contest, DesignWarz. According to the competition sponsors, the aim was to uncover an emerging generation of designers that will renovate not just homes, but lives as well. Designs, including a celebrity master bedroom and contemporary kitchen, were judged on the basis of innovation, creativity and functionality. The winners received a trip to the Milan interior design fair. More

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The most modern and contemporary lighting designers and traditional Murano glass chandelier masters demonstrate wonderful custom made collection of high-end quality lighting fixtures. See all chandeliers catalog MORE

Home building market stabilizing
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Lennar CEO Stuart Miller sees solid signs of stabilization in the home building market. Though he's not sure what form a recovery will take, only that it's not likely to be swift. Miller said he had just finished market reviews that left him confident that "prices are no longer freefalling downward, and, in many instances, they are starting to stabilize and recover." More

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World's most influential designers
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Helen Walters of BusinessWeek offers her list of 27 luminaries representing a diverse cross-section of design disciplines. All those selected have one thing in common: They are in some way responsible for shaping the world around us. More

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Sustainable practices through effective lighting solutions guide available
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The IFMA Foundation has released Lighting Solutions, a free guide for introducing and advancing sustainable practices that revolve around proper illumination in commercial buildings. The guide is the fourth in the Sustainability "How-to" Guide Series and it provides practical, real-world guidance on how to implement and maintain sustainable practices and energy efficiency through lighting solutions, says IFMA. More

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Children's hospital is a sheltering haven that proves design heals
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Storytelling design is the first step towards a healthier future for patients at the Evangelisches Konigin Elizabeth Krankenhaus children’s psychiatric hospital in Berlin. Designed as a collaborative effort between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Dan Pearlman Creative Agency, the center creates a fantastic narrative that guides patients on a journey to "Elise Island", a safe place to play and rest hosted by Princess Elise. More

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