ANSI Adopts New Green Standards for Residential Project Certification
from Nation's Building News
Levels of certification offer builders and remodelers and their clients flexibility. The standard can be applied to mutli-family dwellings, remodeling projects and additions, as well as new single-family construction. More
Hotel Designs Infused with Cinematic Flavor
from The New York Times
The hotel industry, which was once largely about standardization, has been moving toward specialization, including designs inspired by famous films. More
Irish to Test Water-Powered Street Lamps
from Irish Times
The “hydro-light,” which uses a micro-hydro turbine to generate electricity, will be piloted on a footbridge over the River Finn in Ballybofey, Donegal County. More
Family-friendly Children's Hospitals: Nine Fresh Ideas for Addressing the Needs of Patients and Parents
from Building Design & Construction
Think children's hospital design, and what images spring to mind? Way too many bright, bold colors? An explosion of cartoon characters—on the walls, floors, and furniture? A nauseatingly cute and cuddly décor? With these concerns in mind, children's hospital design is trending toward more sophisticated, family-friendly environments that address patient and parent needs without alienating the staff. The following nine ideas illustrate what's expected in today's best children's hospitals. More
A Message from ASID|
New CEU Requirement Group on Connex
Have questions about our CEU requirement? Join the new group on Connex! As a group member, you can download an informative flyer to keep with your records, as well as post questions and view discussions on the message board.
Remember, all ASID members who report their CEU compliance by Feb. 28 are automatically entered into a drawing to win $100! Log on to www.asidconnex.org today to join the group and report your CEU compliance.
Industry Leaders Look to Government Investment to Boost Design and Construction Sectors
from Interiors & Sources
As the economic downturn causes cut backs in education and office projects, government, transportation and green markets may gain from stimulus spending. More
New Design Vision for Los Angeles International Airport Among Top 10 Most Promising Projects of California Architecture
from The Earth Times
California Home and Design magazine has announced that the architectural vision design concepts for the west side of the Tom Bradley International Terminal and a new midfield concourse at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are among the top ten most promising future projects of California architecture. The magazine covers emerging styles and trendsetting ideas within the architectural and interior design world. It is considered influential among affluent homeowners, design enthusiasts and industry leaders with a combined circulation of 365,000. More
Pittsburgh® Paints' New Hacienda Style Color Palette
Inspired by Newly Released Book
The warm tones of Mexican style and design are now easier for designers and homeowners to make their own with Pittsburgh Paints' recent introduction of the Hacienda Style Color Palette. Collaborating with Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, award-winning authors of eight books on Mexican design, Pittsburgh Paints has developed a color palette that goes hand-in-hand with the authors' newly released book — Hacienda Style (Gibbs-Smith, $39.95 Hardcover, May).
Mirroring the timeless appeal and rustic elegance of Mexico's old-world country estates, the Hacienda Style Color Palette features 18 authentic colors. More info
And Now for Something Completely Iconoclastic
If you like your design criticism with an edge, you will enjoy Edificial, a new blog that bills itself as “A Brutal (but Constructive) Architecture & Design Tabloid.” More
Dynamic Space Concept Inspires Design Ideas
from Kitchen & Bath Design News
We are witnesses to an exciting time. Even with the recent economic downturn, many changes are occurring in the way consumers participate in the kitchen and bath marketplace. Some of these include the way consumers access information, shop for products, desire to lead the purchase process and control more of the buying process. This trend will continue to affect how buying occurs.
Magnificent art deco style table manufacture 100% to customer needs.
Showed here with rich ribbon mahogany veneer and a very elegant high gloss finish. More