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And the Oscar goes to . . . the AD Greenroom
Architectural Digest    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Where will the stars be before they hit the stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 27? The Architectural Digest Greenroom, of course. Each year, AD selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood's biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House—is the man for the job. His vision for the room is inspired by luxe, tailored 1940s Hollywood style, complete with a sophisticated color palette and furnishings that reflect the era. More

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Top kitchen and bath trends of 2010
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NKBA recently released the results of its annual kitchen and bath design trends survey. Gathered from members who designed kitchen or bath projects in the last three months of 2010, the survey identifies popular choices in styling, color, appliances, fixtures and more. Although the survey findings may not reflect activity in all parts of the country, several commonalities did emerge, indicating that changes in kitchen and bath styles are afoot in this new year. More

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Delayed households to boost housing demand
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A new study by NAHB economists predicts that housing demand will quicken as household formations catch up from recession-dampened levels. During the Great Recession, the NAHB study finds, average annual household formations slumped to 421,000, roughly a third of the long-term average. These delayed households will materialize, coinciding with a re-acceleration of the rate of household formations that will be driven largely by the children of baby boomers who are moving into their young adult years and who constitute a generation even larger than their parents’. More

Zero-gravity kitchen planned for space hotel
World Interior Design Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In collaboration with the London Royal College of Art, Elmar has been carrying out an experimental project for the creation of the interior furnishing of a Space Hotel. The project is coordinated by the architect Daniele Bedini. Bedini was encouraged to think of a new way of "preparing" food, completely eliminating packaging and tableware while protecting the freshness of the food, its appearance, its fragrance and the possibility of customizing it. More

Architecture billings show slight dip in January
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Despite the positive momentum in the last quarter of 2010, economic gears took a slower turn for A&D at the beginning of the New Year. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) report that was released Feb. 23, 2011, overall billings decreased by 3.9 points in January, dipping down to a total of 50.0 from a previous 53.9 points in December 2010. The new project inquiries index sharply dropped down to 56.5 from 61.6 in December, as well. More

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Ancient Dominican church renovated into modern bookstore
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Whether you're religious or not, this old Dominican church will certainly bring you the enlightenment you've been seeking. After months of renovation this magnificent structure originally constructed in 1294 has opened its doors to the public as a "brand new" bookstore in the heart of Maastricht. 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

Creating a safe and inviting medical office environment for children
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Even if the child isn't the patient, keeping a child safe and at ease will reduce anxiety in the parent, which will help him or her see you and your practice in a positive light. "A calm parent will be more able to listen to the doctor's explanations and recommendations," says Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder, a physician with Doctors Express in Cape Girardeau, Mo. "A parent who is happy with their experience will return in the future and will recommend the [practice] to family and friends." More

Weather may affect thinking skills of people with MS
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Victoria Leavitt, of the Kessler Foundation in New Jersey, has investigated cognitive processing in people with multiple sclerosis. Designers developing environments that people with this disease will use (for example, the offices of treatment specialists) should be particularly concerned about temperature regulation. Leavitt found that "People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may find it harder to learn, remember or process information on warmer days of the year." More


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Cities creating their own green building metrics
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As of early 2010, 34 states and over 200 municipalities had LEED mandates for all new construction. Many more cities have required compliance with the performance metric on recent construction projects. But over the past year, LEED has seen a rash of competitors, or perhaps, copycats. Even governments see the opportunity to seize the good of the LEED system and put it under their own letterhead - all with a new name, and at considerable savings. More

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Rocker Jagger's daughter to design luxury property in Mumbai
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Jade Jagger, the daughter of Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, is set to design homes for a Mumbai luxury residential project as Indian builders hire international designers to woo customers whose wealth is soaring. Jagger, daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger, has designed villas in Marrakech in Morocco; Turkey; The Jade condominiums in New York, and The Lakes in the Cotswolds. Ms. Jagger will design a club house that will include a gym, spa and waterside café, according to a marketing brochure for the project. More

Oscar de la Renta Home at Lee Jofa
For decades, the Oscar de la Renta name has been synonymous with timeless elegance. Oscar de la Renta said, "Fabrics have played an extraordinarily important part in my collections. I’m very excited about this latest extension of Oscar de la Renta Home with Lee Jofa, a company that shares my commitment to craftsmanship and quality." more

Technology changing faster than styles in lighting innovations
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When most houses were constructed, the builder installed lighting selected from a fairly limited range of options. Multiplied by millions of houses, such "builder grade" light fixtures have amounted to a fairly banal residential lighting landscape. One of the first things some people notice about homes with real style and personality is the quality of the lighting—particularly the hard-wired ceiling and wall fixtures like chandeliers, sconces and pendants. In the hands of the right designer, light transcends its practical applications and becomes art, architecture—or both. More

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