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NOV

8 2012

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feature: retail design featured case

Marimekko | New York, New York Designed by architecture firm: Studios Architecture Marimekko, the Finnish fashion and lifestyle brand, commissioned Studios Architecture to create their store in New York City. The openness of the interior encourages a community connection, enticing passersby to enter and explore. Located in a 1909 Beaux-Arts building, the almost stark white interior serves to enhance the bold and colorful Marimekko prints. With garments hanging whimsically from the ceiling and racks stacked high, the space is a showcase for the essence and quality of Marimekko products and fabrics. featured product Retail Deign Blog: Sorbet Store In the Sorbet Store designed by SUITE arquitetos, retail lighting is effectively utilized without overpowering the interior. LED lights are designed within suspended steel hangers that not only serve as hooks for clothing, but as spotlights on each item as well. Check out this blog to get more ideas on retail lighting, furniture, and materials!

featured resource Retail guru, Paco Underhill, provides readers with observations and vital lessons on the retail industry. Based on hard data collected from thousands of hours of field research, Why We Buy attempts to explain what makes contemporary consumers tick, and shopping phenomena that usually go unnoticed by retailers and shoppers alike. Underhill offers advice on how to keep customers and entice new and eager ones. Underhill’s Why We Buy is a fresh guide that offers creative and insightful tips on how to adapt retail environment to the changing customer.

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OCT

25 2012

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feature: healthcare design featured case

Johnston Memorial Hospital | Abingdon, Virginia Designed by architecture firm: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. This LEED Gold facility boasts a transparent-feeling, five-story atrium of glass walls that brings in natural light throughout the interior of the facility and acts as a landmark for wayfinding. The hospital features a healing garden and outdoor dining area, reinforcing the facility’s connection to nature. Touchdown stations in the nurses’ work areas encourage collaboration among the patient care team. featured product sleepToo™ by Weiland Healthcare The brainchild of an architectural firm and healthcare providers, sleepToo™ is a response to the needs of visiting friends and family members. sleepToo was created to provide users with a completely versatile product that accommodates eating, working and sleeping. Check out the video, here.

featured resource Co-authored by DEA faculty member Franklin Becker, A Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Design shows readers how to use evidence and research to evaluate the effectiveness of design projects. With a focus on practice-based research, A Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Design is a user-friendly tool for learning ways to incorporate evidence-based design in design projects. New course offering for Spring 2013: DEA 6550 - An applied, multidisciplinary class on healing environments that prepares students for Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Students will exercise their EBD skills by working with actual clients who apply evidence-based methods in healthcare facilities. For more information, contact Professor Rana Zadeh: rzadeh@cornell.edu

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OCT

11 2012

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feature: meditative spaces featured case

Bali Lotus Villa Pavilion | Ubud, Indonesia The Bali Lotus Villa Pavilion features six spectacular inverted pyramid-shaped steel structures juxtaposed against traditional Balinese thatched roofs. One of the six structures, a Meditation pavilion, is situated on an infinity-edged reflection pool and is enclosed by full-length sliding glass walls that invite the surrounding nature inside. The Bali Lotus Villa Pavilion surrounds the guest with the restorative elements and natural environment needed to calm the mind, body, and soul. featured product Nestrest by DEDON Designers: Daniel Pouzet & Fred Frety The Nestrest provides a cozy, protective and organic structure that puts a new spin on the traditional garden sofa. Serving as its own architectural piece, the Nestrest can be suspended, gently rocking back and forth, or situated in any desired surrounding. The design becomes a perfect place for relaxation, meditation, and seclusion. featured resource Michael Freeman, an award-winning photographer of Asian design and interiors, has compiled another image-filled book: Meditative Spaces. Freeman explores the world of Japanese meditative design by examining the world of reflection and contemplation in contemporary Japanese tea-ceremony rooms, chapels, tented structures, and artist workspaces. Meditative Spaces is a great resource for learning the strategies and implementation of meditative interiors applicable to modern living spaces and the outdoors. CORNELL UNIVERSITY . COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY . DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS


SEP

26 2012

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feature: adaptive reuse featured case

Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht | Maastricht, Holland Designed by architecture firm Merkx + Girod The popular Dutch bookstore chain Selexyz takes on an adaptive reuse project by introducing a modern bookstore and café into a 13th century Dominican church in Holland. The interior is a “brilliant union between the opposing aesthetics” of the church’s historical architectural features and contemporary design style. featured product Thick Rustic Teak Slab San Juan Ventures San Juan Ventures specializes in reclaimed wood for flooring, sustainable furniture, and architectural elements. They reclaim their hardwoods from disused buildings, boat beams, and bridges in Indonesia, and many of these imported woods are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified and qualify for use in LEED projects. featured resource Published by Island Press, Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation and Reuse describes how historic preservation in the United States is an important sustainable design strategy by examining the multifaceted benefits of preservation and highlighting several case studies of exemplary preservation projects. The author demonstrates how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures can help to achieve sustainable communities. Note: Young was a guest speaker in Prof. Jeffrey Chusid’s course on Preservation (College of Architecture, Art & Planning).

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SEP

12 2012

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feature: dLib fall 2012 opening featured case

dLib is located in room 1424, on the first floor of the Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA) wing in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Our hours are: MTWF, 11am - 1pm. DEA’s design library (dLib) is restocked, revamped, and ready to provide all students with access to and knowledge of the wide range of materials utilized in today’s design market. By informing, inspiring, and initiating collaborations and creativity, dLib aims to become a hub for interior designers, product designers, ergonomists, and facility planners. Drop by today and meet our knowledgeable librarians! Currently on display are the category winners from DEA 3030’s Material Manipulations. The winners are: Megan Connolly, Composites/Synthetics; Jessica Chen, Wood; Yu Fang, Stone/Masonry; Eric Faber, Metal; Alice Wang, Natural. featured product

Bold. Dramatic. Elegant. Designed by leading trend forecasters, this product can be used for horizontal and vertical applications. Luminous™ creates dramatic surfaces with rich colors; with layering, you can even customize your own color! Check out: LUMICOR LUMINOUS, dLib’s featured product! featured resource Published jointly by Frame Publishers and Birkhäser Verlag AG, Materiology is a great resource book that contains information on both materials and their manufacturing processes. It is intended for designers, architects, stylists, artists, students, and experienced practitioners, and offers a wealth of materials knowledge on well-designed, visually stimulating pages. Come in to dLib today to take a look!

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