officeinsight Articles on Projects
A Study of the Haworth HQ Renovation, Bringing Science To The Interior Environment, Part II Before and After Design
10.24.11 | As an adjunct to discussing the findings of the Haworth study of its headquarters renovation, we publish a few before, during and after photos of the workspaces, images that correspond to the data collection periods of “before, during (at the Swing Space), and after (6 months and 1 year).” This will help put the findings – to be published next week – in context.
9.26.11 | IIDC, an interior design legislation proponent, has continued its series of Office Space on the Edge events with a tour of 3 projects recently completed at 155 N. Wacker. Office Space on the Edge is dedicated to the sharing of interiors projects with all industry partners.
9.19.11 | It's time to think IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, an increasingly important show whose 2011 version will be held Sep. 22-24 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, that most international of cities. In addition to product exhibits that you may not find elsewhere, there are some seminars that seem to be about as good as you will find anywhere. And, as always for the interior design community, there will be some scintillating architecture keynotes.
8.15.11 | The Mission: With closed offices circling the exterior and 66” solid-panel cubicles in the interior, Colgate-Palmolive, NY, wanted a re-design of its environment and hired Conant Architects, NYC, to enhance spatial efficiency, provide natural daylight views, and promote collaboration among employees.
Swanke Hayden Connell: History, Culture and Responsibility 8.8.11 | It is the job of the design director or project designer, along with the client, to establish the vision of each project. When that vision is ultimately shared by everyone on the project team, as opposed to divided into individual tasks, we achieve a level of dedication and holistic thought that we believe is rare in the industry.
7.17.11 | As clients and the public become design savvy, they also becoming increasingly interested in art, and thus professional artists are becoming involved in the various phases of interior projects. The role that visual art plays in the design process is typically the icing on the cake, but can provide a focal point that resonates with the surrounding community.
7.11.11 | This year, carpet offerings included lots of texture and strong color. Some manufacturers relied on judicious bits of color-saturated accents sprinkled carefully in fields of neutrals while others went full speed ahead, spreading color-joy all over the floor. There is a new fiber kid on the block: Dupont Serona.
3.28.11 | HOK’s new offices opposite Bryant Park in NYC is intended to be an example and a change agent. “It’s inspiring to see a how a handful of companies can contribute to change the spirit of a neighborhood in Manhattan,” said Chris Laul. HOK New York’s Managing Principal Carl Galioto adds, “This office provided HOK with a means of communicating our core values to our clients and the community. Those values include good design, development of a positive workplace through employee engagement, sustainable design, appropriate use of technology and innovation in delivery using BIMIPD.”
3.21.11 | Smith Group came up with a design that embraces the Bently Reserve’s historic features, while reflecting Baker’s preference for a contemporary, Zen-inspired aesthetic favoring transparency. dTank was enlisted as a cost-effective source, letting the design team craft workstations, reception stations and the furniture for private offices.
2.21.11 | The International Interior Design Association announced that the “Best of Competition” winner for the Association’s first annual Global Excellence Awards is the Heliport VIP Lounge, Hong Kong designed by Mission & Associates Limited, Hong Kong. The Global Excellence Awards is an international interior design competition honoring the best in interior design projects from around the world. The winning entry was selected from projects submitted by design firms from 21 countries.