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Decoding the pavilion architecture of Shanghai World Expo 2010
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As many as 100 million visitors are expected to attend the Shanghai World Expo 2010, made up of 189 pavilions, created by all but seven of the countries in the entire world. In the design of each, there's not supposed to be any politics or international posturing. But really? Fast Company has drawn up a handy guide to pavilion architecture to “decode” what these buildings are really saying. More

2010 HD Award winners announced
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Hospitality Design magazine recently announced the sixth annual HD Award winners and finalists in categories ranging from fine dining restaurant to luxury public space to hospitality debut and student project. All of the winners and finalists will be honored at an awards presentation and reception on Wednesday, June 9th at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. Projects will also be published in the May/June issue of HD. More

Obama administration urged to take action on American building stock
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The United States Green Building Council and national energy, housing, environmental and real estate organizations have joined together to sound the alarm on America's building stock while citing the many ways in which the Obama Administration can step up on the energy efficiency and sustainability of America's multifamily and commercial buildings. The group commissioned a study of the administration's oversight of more than 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing with no new legislation needed. The study found an extensive array of options which it says the Obama Administration could begin implementing immediately without having to seek new funds or authority from Congress. More

Design Entrepreneurs: What's Next?
Monday, May 17, 2010
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Are you reinventing yourself? Your practice? If you're a designer, architect, business owner, manufacturer or educator, you don’t want to miss this one-day event, May 17 at the Javits Center in New York during ICFF. On this day you'll get useful insights into what other creative people are doing. Be part of the timely conversation! Space is limited. Complete your free ICFF Registration and Conference Registration today.

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Interactive workspace bans the cubicle
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When design and innovation consultants Ziba started envisioning a new home for the company, they wanted it to exhibit their belief that truly great ideas emerge when involvement, collaboration and integration persist. The result is an completely open space environment that minimizes personal workspace and encourages interactivity. More

Tendence, taking place August 27-31 in Frankfurt, Germany, is the most important international consumer-goods event and the leading design platform during the second half of the year. With the "Next" promotional program young design companies have the opportunity to present themselves and their products to international key players from industry, trade and the media. more

Environmental certification becoming increasingly crowded and contested field
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As consumers and businesses have begun to seek green products in recent years, environmental certification has become an increasingly crowded—and contested—field. About 600 labels worldwide— 80 in the United States—are issued by companies and nonprofit organizations that offer a promise of environmentally friendly qualities, according to a new survey by the World Resources Institute, Duke University and the environmental analyst Big Room Inc. They cover almost every category imaginable—from textiles to tea and tourism, from forest products to food. More

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Health care reform may spark demand for facilities
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The recently passed health care reform legislation will be a good thing for property owners and investors in many parts of the U.S., according to the international property group Grosvenor Americas. The reform will spark increased demand for medical office space and educational facilities to train medical personnel, according to the group. The Sunbelt—particularly Texas and southern California—is expected to experience the greatest growth in demand for health care services and space, according to the group. More

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Chair springs to life when used
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Paris based industrial designer Arthur Bodolec has created a conceptual furniture line called Jack Chair that, as he puts it, "comes alive" when it is used. The chair, which is in the form of a box or an unbloomed flower when not used, forms different shapes when someone sits on it. You have to see it! More

Designer hotels: Will the wealthy pay to sleep with Armani or Versace?
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Fashion designer Giorgio Armani recently opened his first hotel in Dubai and plans another in Milan. Both are part of trend among designers to extend their brands through hotels—while making big money along the way. After all, the wealthy always need a place to stay, so why not in a designer hotel? More

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NAR's pending home sale index heads skyward in March
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The National Association of Realtors reports that its pending home sales index surged upward in March, up five percent over February and 21 percent over March 2009. The obvious driver pushing the index upward was the federal tax credits for homebuyers that expired at the end of April, but the NAR predicts that despite a slowdown in sales during the immediate post-tax credit period, there are encouraging signs that the market will be able to stand on its own feet during the balance of 2010. More

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