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APR

10 2014

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feature: performance space featured case

Theatre Agora | design by UNStudio | Lelystad, The Netherlands Architect Ben van Berkel states: “The true nature of architecture is found in the interaction between the architect, the object and the public.� In Theatre Agora, the architecture clearly has a leading role in the interaction. Vibrant, intense forms and colors have a pulsating sense of life. In the auditorium, wood acoustic panels are painted bright red and have a multifaceted form that invites further exploration. featured product Textile Pattern: Blazer Camira Blazer is a textile made of 100 percent Laneve wool, sustainably produced and traceable to individual farms in New Zealand. This rapidly renewable material comes in solid and melange (contains multiple blended yarn colors) color options.

featured resource Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls (2012), by author and architectural historian Victoria Newhouse, details how aesthetics and sound interact to create a performance environment that promotes emotional experiences for performers and audience members. Both historical and more recent precedents are analyzed and presented.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


MAR

13 2014

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feature: healthcare design featured case

Greater Boston Orthodontics | design by Merge Architects | Waltham, Massachusetts Although one wouldn’t guess it, this adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old building had a relatively low budget. The stunning space above was created for a minimal cost with white polycarbonate strips and ribs of CNC-milled plywood that descend from a skylight, ending at sinks and cabinets. Throughout the facility, bold neon green graphics inject fun into what may otherwise be an uncomfortable experience. featured product ArcCom Textiles with X-Static technology Pattern: Canyon X In these textiles for use in healthcare settings, X-Static fibers are permanently bonded with a layer of 99.9 percent pure metallic silver. This structure creates an ionic shield that permanently inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.

featured resource Healthcare Design is a monthly magazine that covers current trends, news, and innovations in healthcare design. Architects and designers in the healthcare industry regularly contribute content to the magazine. Get project inspiration and gain knew knowledge! Come check it out in dLib!

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


FEB

27 2014

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feature: temporary spaces featured case

Camper Store Pavilion | design by Shigeru Ban Architects | various locations Shigeru Ban Architects designed this transportable store pavilion for the shoe company Camper to use at different locations of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean race. Functionality and sustainability are maximized by using various widths and heights of cardboard tubes, which can be nested inside one another for transport. featured product Seeyond Enclosures Seeyond manufactures portable walls, structures, ceiling, and wall installations to customize space. These can be used to create semi-private spaces within an open interior and can have integrated LED lighting. Acoustic insulation separation from a surrounding environment is created through a frame and fabric construction.

featured resource Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design, by Chris Van Uffelen, explores how innovative fabrics can be used in architecture and design. With careful application, fabric can have qualities of strength, elasticity and ductility that are helpful for temporary or permanent space. Plans, details, and photos from sixty contemporary projects show how fabric can be used in unexpected ways.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


FEB

13 2014

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feature: community spaces featured case

Elena Garro Cultural Centre | by Fernanda Canales & Arquitectura 911sc | Mexico City, Mexico A beautiful example of adaptive reuse, the Elena Garro Cultural Center is a former house converted into a library, which includes a courtyard and a cafe, The new glass fascade draws pedestrians in from the street and provides plentiful natural light. The trees that perforate the ceiling indicate the former existence of the space and pleasingly blur the indoor and outdoor areas. featured product Richlite Surfaces Richlite Richlite is a durable surface made of pressed, recycled paper. Manufactured in Tacoma, Washington, it is a sustainable countertop option for many areas, including kitchens and bathrooms. Richlite samples have recently been added to the dLib collection!

featured resource Metropolis succinctly analyzes current culture, architecture, and design. From fun to serious, Metropolis has an extensive collection of digital and print features. Read more in dLib! Metropolis is one of many great design magazines in the dLib collection.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


JAN

30 2014

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feature: restaurant design featured case

Noma | design by Space Copenhagen | Copenhagen, Denmark For a restaurant that has been named best restaurant in the world three times, Noma is unabashedly unpretentious. Exposed beams and rough plastered walls stand in raw contrast to the softness of wooden Danish chairs and the fur cloaks draped over the chairs. The simple, unadorned atmosphere reflects the honest, earthy nature of Noma’s food, which has been termed “New Nordic,” and features unlikely ingredients, such as chicken skin, sea buckthorn, and sea urchins. featured product Urban Tones Glazed Porcelain Tile Color: Mushroom Salt and Pepper American Olean This glazed porcelain tile features up to 60% recycled content. Unlike many porcelain tiles (which are made in Italy), this product is made in the United States, reducing transportation carbon emissions. The easy maintenance and long lifespan of tile make it an excellent choice for food service establisments. featured resource Eat Out! explores recent trends in eating experience design, with case studies that include the wackiest restaurants yet. The book rightfully explores the process of eating beyond the typical interior, highlighting thought-provoking installations that reveal how we consume. The perspective is wide in its presentation of international locations, yet narrow in its focus on first world culture,

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


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