10 brilliant communal designs helping people work and live together

August 29, 2016 by  
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1. WeWork and WeLive WeWork is an internationally recognized concept with luxury communal working spaces situated across the globe. Their membership plans allow freelancers and entrepreneurs to work at any WeWork space in the world. They’ve recently expanded their successful brand to include WeLive , a line of fully-furnished apartment complexes that boast communal workspaces, kitchens, roof decks, and even hot tubs. 2. Neuehouse Neuehouse is another urban co-working space that caters itself to creatives. Based in New York, Los Angeles, and London, Neuehouse transforms vacated and industrial buildings into multi-level communal workspaces that include screening rooms, broadcast studios, dining spaces and conference rooms, all centered around a modernist and artistic aesthetic. 3. 17th century London church by Tom Dixon Designer Tom Dixon transformed a 17th century London church into a contemplative co-working space for Clerkenwell Design Week . He installed some of his own lighting and furniture designs, including a chandelier made of CURVE lights and geometric tables and chairs. The project was inspired by vicar Andrew Baughen, who hoped to make the church more accessible to local creatives. 4. Coworkrs Brooklyn Leeser Architects transformed an old Brooklyn factory into this vibrant co-working space near the Gowanus Canal. The converted warehouse combines striking pops of color with the raw, industrial edge of the original building. The forward-thinking design features suspended LED lighting, glass conference room alcoves, and angular staircases. 5. Hoffice Some freelancers are drawn to majestic spaces; others wish for more down-to-earth offices . Swedish project Hoffice is perfect for those who want a home atmosphere but have trouble being productive alone. Hoffice helps freelancers turn their own apartments and homes into shared co-working spaces where others can come work – for free. Many have been drawn to the Hoffice idea; people in Southeast Asia, Australia, and North America have hosted events so far. 6. B:Hive Six friends outfitted a unique co-working space in Connecticut with the goal to ” create something that couldn’t be replicated .” They scoured thrift stores to find furniture and furnishings to upcycle into a funky “anti-office,” B:Hive Bridgeport . Complete with decorations from a Ping Pong table to a bicycle desk and barn wood tables, their hive offers a vibrant space for creatives looking to connect with the community. 7. 1975 ferry transformed as a buoyant work/live space Architect Olle Lundberg often works with salvaged materials . He found a 1975 ferry in Iceland, the Maritol, and brought it to San Francisco , where he worked his magic. Lundberg converted the ferry into a space where he lived and worked with his wife before selling it to Kahle and Creon Levit, who turned the old ship into a co-working space affectionately called the ” Icebreaker .” 8. Solar-powered Coboat catamaran Coboat offers the opportunity for digital nomads to take to the seas and live and work aboard a wind – and solar -powered catamaran . Desalination provides water for the boat dwellers as they live a ” zero carbon footprint ” lifestyle on the ocean . Seating outdoors and indoors allows freelancers to take full advantage of the experience. 9. Mexico City helipad converted into a co-working space and garden Coca-Cola decided it no longer needed its rooftop helipad in a Mexico City office. So they asked Rojkind Arquitectos and AGENT to renovate the helipad into a garden and co-working space. Called Foro Ciel , the space features a green roof sprouting native plants that includes an ” integrated solar system “. Walkways through the garden offer inspiring panoramic views of the city. 10. 19th century factory in Madrid inspired by Picasso Google tasked Jump Studios with converting a 19th century Madrid factory into a campus that can house ” 7,000 workers and 50 resident start-ups .” The architecture and design firm created a bold space that incorporates the building’s brick walls. For the colors decorating the factory , Jump Studios drew inspiration from painters Joaquín Sorolla and Picasso. Images via WeWork , Neuehouse , Tom Dixon , Leeser Architecture , Hoffice by David Wild and Amrit Daniel Forss, Peter DaSilva at The New York Times , B:Hive Bridgeport Facebook , Coboat , ©Jaime Navarro courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, and Jump Studios

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Green Design Predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Green Design Predictions for 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , 2015 eco design environment predictions , 2015 environment predictions , 2015 green design forecast , 2015 predictions , 2015 sustainable design predictions , 350.org , autodesk , Bill McKibben , Christine Datz-Romero , Climate Change , Design Predictions for 2015 , Eco Architecture , eco design , Emma Stewart , environment forecast , global warming , Gogoro , green architecture , green design , Green Design Predictions for 2015 , Horace Luke , inhabitat , Inhabitat Green Design Predictions for 2015 , LES Ecology Center , News Predictions for 2015 , Olle Lundberg , Peter Watts , Phil Aroneanu , Predictions for 2015 , sustainable design , Tamsin Woolley-Barker

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Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic Live/Work Space

July 17, 2014 by  
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Have you ever wished that you could trade your apartment & crappy office space for a floating live/work houseboat in the San Francisco Bay? I know I have. A few years ago, The  New York Times  published a piece about which refuelled my hope that one day, those houseboat dreams could actually come true. The inspiring article featured  Olle Lundberg ; a modernist architect who works with salvaged industrial materials. Lundberg is one of our favorite architects , and his designs never cease to amaze and inspire us. Read the rest of Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic Live/Work Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architect , Architecture , building supplies , ferry , ferry home , ferry house , Floating Home , floating office , house boat , houseboat , Lundberg , Lundberg Architects , lundberg design , Olle Lundberg , recycled building supplies , RECYCLED FERRY HOME , Recycled Materials , Salvaged , salvaged materials

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New Report Reveals the Most Water-Stressed Cities in the World

July 17, 2014 by  
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The Nature Conservancy has published a global database of over 500 cities around the world to determine their level of water stress . Based on the number of water sources available to each city, the results are both suprising and disturbing, and underline how globalization has exacerbated climate change’s impact on our lives. After all, a large number of people in a relatively small area puts a lot of pressure on water supplies, especially during times of drought. Hit the jump for details. Read the rest of New Report Reveals the Most Water-Stressed Cities in the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Drought , global warming , Los Angeles , thirst , Tokyo , water basin , water levels , water stressed , water stressed cities

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

July 17, 2014 by  
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As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics , we’re going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a small infection with a course of drugs – but without antibiotics, a small infection can mean big trouble. Scientists are looking for a new source of bug-killing power, and they may have found it in the hair of the jungle’s most notoriously sedate creature: the sloth. Read the rest of The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic alternatives , antibiotic overuse , antibiotic resistance , antibiotic use , factory farming , farming antibiotic use , finding new medicines , medicine in the Panamanian jungle , natures medicine cabinet , new medicines , replacing antibiotics , sloth fur , sloth fur benefits , sloth fur contains bacteria fighters , sloth fur fungi , sloth medicine , the new antibiotic

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Have You Seen the 19th Century Log Cabins Twitter Installed at its San Francisco Headquarters?

July 16, 2014 by  
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Photo: Mark McBride’s Twitter feed Employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters now have a chance to tap their creativity inside repurposed 19th century log cabins. Olle Lundberg Design helped the  tech company  install two homesteader cabins salvaged from historic ranches in Montana. The cabins now reside in an open area in the headquarters, and they’ll serve as a creativity-inducing dining area. Read the rest of Have You Seen the 19th Century Log Cabins Twitter Installed at its San Francisco Headquarters? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , log cabin , office cabins , Olle Lundberg , Recycled Materials , repurposed barns , salvaged barns , salvaged wood , silicon valley , sustainable design , twitter , Twitter headquarters , twitter log cabins , twitter san francisco

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