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Best of NeoCon® 2010 winners announced
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Eighty one awards were distributed in The Best of NeoCon® 2010 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon® at The Merchandise Mart. Seven Innovation Awards, three Editors' Choice Awards, and a Best of Competition Award also were selected among the 39 categories—ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies. More

Envisioning interactions in the home of the future
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During an intensive five week project, five student teams at the University of Washington conducted an iterative user-centered design process to explore future applications for the projection of interfaces on any surface suitable for display and interaction in the home of the future. The resulting five projects envision the embedding of community networks into the home, a search, interaction across walls, lifestyle coaching, and interactive cooking. More

REGREEN 301 Workshop Being Held June 25 and 26

ASID and USGBC Los Angeles present REGREEN 301: Implementing Residential Remodeling. This two-day workshop, being held during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, builds on foundational knowledge of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines and available online courses and will assist you in identifying and evaluating which green considerations, concepts and strategies will make a meaningful and positive impact on your next project.

The 300-level course is a required step in achieving the new REGREEN Trained—a comprehensive certificate of completion that allows you to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. For registration information, visit

Dining rooms by the Architectural Digest 100
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Top designers and architects create perfect spaces for family dinners and entertaining. Working within the constraints of an existing tower-like structure situated on a steep site overlooking the Mediterranean, architect Norman Foster for instance created a seven-level, 6,500-square-foot modernist villa. More

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Lutron illuminates the past
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A significant contribution to modern building design and science was celebrated on April 29 in the daylit halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History [recently renovated by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill] in Washington, D.C. Joel Spira, inventor and developer of the solid-state electronic dimming device, as well as chairman and founder of Lutron Electronics (1961), donated a range of his company’s most innovative and historic materials to the museum’s Electricity Collection—home of Thomas Edison’s earliest light bulbs. More

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Let teenagers rock their room decor—within limits
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Establishing independence is the very marrow of adolescence. And bedrooms are oases of autonomy. For most kids, it's the only part of the house over which they—and nobody else—can claim sovereignty. When it comes to children's rooms, experts recommend giving kids some leeway. Work with—not against—them to change the space and make it feel like their own. More
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Optimize your medspa design for maximum return
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The design of a medical spa should be viewed as an important aspect of the market position and brand message of the business. The starting point to a great medical spa design is to have a clear understanding of your mission, concept and program. This should then dictate all of the design elements within the spa. Remember that the interior design communicates your brand message on a very personal level, a level where clients are intimately interacting with your brand using their five senses. In addition, the moment you attach the word spa to medical, as in "medspa" or "medical spa," you build client expectations that need to be met through many facets of the brand, especially the design. More

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Browse our Custom Gallery to see our latest lighting projects. See something you’re inspired by? Get a quote for your own project today! More

Healthcare survey addresses sustainability
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Three of four respondents to a recent survey conducted by the IFMA Health Care Council and Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute (CRDMI) think that hospitals need a sustainability manager. The survey is being conducted among attendees of the Energy, Economics & Environment seminar series, which to date has been held in Phoenix, Tampa, Kansas City, Chicago, and St. Louis. More

Frank Gehry recants earlier rants, goes green
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In March, Treehugger noted how Frank Gehry appeared to be a climate skeptic and was not fond of LEED. But in a long interview with Abby Leonard of PBS's Need to Know, Gehry recants, does a few mea culpas and clarifies his position. More

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Stunning green roofed hospital heals through sustainable design
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The Meyers Pediatric Hospital in Florence, Italy is an exceptional sustainable design that harnesses architecture to help the healing process. The complex is located in a park-like setting and consists of an early 20th century building updated with a new sustainable wing. With an extensive green roof, robust daylighting, and copious art and open space the hospital provides an ideal environment for healing. More

The ABCs of Effective Acoustics

Poor acoustics is number one cause of workplace dissatisfaction and the most significant factor affecting employee performance. The solution is a simple as ABC: Absorb, Block and Cover. By applying these strategies, you can provide speech privacy and noise control for occupants in both new and existing facilities.

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