Former saloon is transformed into a creative design office in San Francisco

June 24, 2016 by  
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Located in the city’s former red light district, the historic 1906 brick building underwent several renovations in the past century. When Terry & Terry Architecture was commissioned to renovate the building, the designers sought to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible and leave intact the attractive and exposed brick walls . The interior was completely gutted and expanded to make room for the main office and conference areas on the first floor, as well as additional office space and archive exhibit space on the new second floor. Related: Dilapidated 18th Century Barn Transformed into Gorgeous Modern Home in Yorkshire Steel-framed glazing wraps around the updated facade to let in natural light and minimize dependence on artificial lighting. The old brick masonry buildings are left exposed and provide good thermal mass to help keep the interior temperatures moderate and comfortable. The exposed brick walls are complemented with clean lines, steel stairways and elements, warm-toned timber furnishings, and white-painted walls for a contemporary and welcoming feel. + Terry & Terry Architecture Via Dezeen Images via Terry & Terry Architecture

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LEED Platinum-certified New Balance World Headquarters raises the bar for indoor environmental quality

June 24, 2016 by  
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The 250,000-square-foot building is the first facility in the United States to achieve all possible credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) v2009 Core and Shell rating system. There are only two other buildings in the world that have achieved this level of efficiency – one in Thailand and one in Italy. The property was developed by Boston Landing as the company’s initial flagship project. Related: Floating Mega Arcology for Boston’s Harbor The energy efficient design features ensure 26 percent annual energy cost savings , compared to conventional buildings of the same typology. Efficient plumbing fixtures achieve a 35 percent reduction in water consumption , with around 76 percent of waste was diverted during the construction of the building, with over 28 percent of recycled building materials and 74 percent regionally sourced materials . ““Prioritizing the benefits of exceptional indoor environmental quality is exactly the kind of responsible leadership you’d expect from a company dedicated to health and performance,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. The list of project achievements is impressive. It features a 26-percent annual energy cost savings over a standard building, 86 percent reduction in site run-off compared to prior to construction, all of the wood used was Forest Stewardship Council certified and a 30 precent higher ventilation rate than a code complaint building. According to NB Development Group , “This designation is in keeping with not only the mission of New Balance, but also as the initial flagship project of Boston Landing, it highlights the spirit and energy we envision for this newly emerging district and ongoing commitment to our neighborhood.” + Elkus Manfredi Architects + Boston Landing

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McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show

February 20, 2013 by  
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McLaren Automotive is set to officially unveil its newest hybrid supercar, the McLaren P1 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month. Although we are still a few weeks away from the show, McLaren has released details on the hybrid supercar’s drivetrain. The McLaren P1 not only packs a total 903 horsepower from its hybrid powertrain , but also has the ability to drive up to six miles in electric mode. Read the rest of McLaren to Unveil 903 Horsepower P1 Hybrid Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Geneva Motor Show , electric car , electric motor , electric supercar , hybrid car , hybrid supercar , McLaren , mclaren p1 , zero-emissions

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Enormous Beehive Made of Recycled Plastic Bags Dangles at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art

February 20, 2013 by  
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In the 16th century, Italy produced Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel , but now many of the world’s art museums are filled with trash . Not any old trash, mind you. Pascale Marthine Tayou’s latest installation at MACRO – the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome – is made of nothing but plastic bags and stands nearly 10 meters tall! Read the rest of Enormous Beehive Made of Recycled Plastic Bags Dangles at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , cameroon , capitalism , contemporary art , eco design , eco-art , globalization , green design , industrial revolution , italy , MACRO , Michelangelo , Pascale Marthine Tayou , plastic bags , plastic pollution , Pollution , Recycled Materials , rome , secret garden , Sistine Chapel , social critique , sustainable design

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