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4 2013

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feature: workplace design featured case

22squared | Atlanta, Georgia 22squared turned to Gensler to develop a workplace strategy that would promote cross-disciplinary ways of working. Prior to the renovation, the space’s natural light was reserved for the private offices and conference rooms but with Gensler’s redesign, sunlight permeates through the entire interior. Private offices are now at the center of 22sqaured’s two floors, employee work stations are situated by windows, small collaborative spaces are prevalent and writable surfaces such as white boards and glass walls, are everywhere. 22squared’s new LEED Gold headquarters reduced space needs from three floors to two, contributing to a collaborative environment that has increased knowledge sharing by 20 percent, according to Gensler’s Work Performance Index. featured product (Calm)space by Haworth Haworth and designer Marie-Virginie Berbet presented (Calm)space, a power nap pod at Orgatex 2012. Employees can easily specify the length of nap, as well as a custom sound and light cycle to gently awake them. By allowing for sleep on the job, it benefits the health and productivity of a company’s employees.

featured resource In the rapidly-changing business environment, creativity is crucial for a company’s success. Make Space is a recent book that details how to build environments that inspire creativity, productivity, and interaction. Created through the Stanford University d.school program and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, this book shares effective interior strategies for designing workplace environments.

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


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feature: inclusive meditativedesign spaces featured case

Cizmia Home Injection Experience Collaboration between Smart Design, UCB & OXO After a collaborative effort among Smart Design, UCB (a global biopharmaceutical leader) and OXO (a celebrated consumer products company), people with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s Disease finally have relief. The Cizmia home injection is the first of its kind and was tailored specifically for its intended users. The goal of the product was to keep the design simple and the process quick so patients can quickly get back to enjoying every day life. The three groups approached wellness design holistically, joining function, form, and aesthetics. featured product i-Sit Resting Chair designed by Design Concern A|S The i-Sit resting chair, designed by Design Concern A|S, aims to bridge the gap between mainstream furniture and assistive furniture for seniors. The project team looked at how a more functional and competitive chair could be designed by involving end-users. The resulting design is now being called the new Danish Design Icon. featured resource

Inclusive Design: A Universal Need by Linda Nussbaumer describes how a more accessible and aesthetically pleasing environment for a population of varied abilities and ages can be designed through an inclusive approach. The text details the benefits of inclusive design in residential and commercial environments, product design and even technology.

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FEB

21 2013

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feature: environmental graphic design featured case

Macquarie Bank Ltd. Headquarters | Sydney, Australia Founded in 2003 by Christian Daniels and Jonathan Mark, EGG Office focuses on providing creative direction for design through brand identity in environmental graphics, print, web, and architectural signage. The California-based company has recently branched worldwide, with a recent project in Sydney for Macquarie Bank Ltd. Headquarters. The Macquarie Group needed a comprehensive signage and graphics program for its new headquarters in Sydney. Using central company values such as transparency, a global outlook, and collaborative work behavior, EGG created a dynamic environment through the use of environmental graphics. featured product AST Digital Glass Printing by Skyline Design Using Skyline Design’s AST Digital Glass Printing technology, company branding and even wayfinding can be seamlessly showcased on glass surfaces. Advanced Screening Technology (AST) is available for translucent or even opaque glass and a wide variety of color options are available to meet any custom design need. featured resource

The Wayfinding Handbook by David Gibson provides a thorough guide to the discipline of environmental signage and information design. With featured images ranging from the planning and design phases, to practical considerations, this informative handbook searches for answers of the fundamental questions of wayfinding design in the built environment of the twenty-first century.

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2013

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feature: ecological design featured case

525 Golden Gate | San Francisco, CA Designed by architecture firms: KMD Architects and Stevens + Associates Designed by KMD Architects and Stevens + Associates, 525 Golden Gate is a 13-story building that is slated to achieve a LEED Platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The building houses new offices for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and other spaces for government agencies. In order to achieve LEED Platinum, key sustainability features include on-site clean energy generation through photo voltaic, 100 percent of waste water treated on site, use of lowflow toilets, 45 percent daylight harvesting, and the consumption of 55 percent less energy and a 32 percent less electricity demand from the main power grid. featured product EcoLife by Green Hides, LLC Ecolife is a remarkable line of leather products by Green Hides, LLC. It’s sustainably produced using chrome-free tanning, vegetable re-tanning, and water-based, non-solvent finishing. The leathers also comply with the Associations for Contract Textiles’ new environmental standard. Come check out our wide range of Green Hide leathers in dLib! featured resource Authored by Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan, Ecological Design has been credited as being critically important in sparking dialogue and collaboration across design professions in pursuit of products, buildings and landscapes with radically decreased environmental impacts. Through the use of examples from architecture, industrial ecology, sustainable agriculture, ecological wastewater treatment, and many other fields, Ecological Design provides readers with a framework for integrating human design with living systems.

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