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How the environment is shaping hotel design
AOL Travel
Imagine a hotel that breathes, that generates power and cools itself using the wind, that absorbs the sunlight for energy like a plant, that collects and recycles rainwater from underground pools, and is covered with a landscaped roof sloping out from the hillside. Welcome to the new world of eco hotel design, where sustainability and green innovation are the current buzzwords.
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So you're not ready to give up your private office…
Work Design Magazine
When Stripes Group, a private equity firm in Manhattan, was preparing for a move from their old office in Midtown to a cool new spot in the Meatpacking District, they told the design team at ICRAVE that they wanted an open office that would "promote the free flow of ideas." But in the open space, they also wanted to integrate six private offices for their top executives. How can designers strike a balance between private and communal spaces for today's workplaces?
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Upgrading ORs without missing a beat
Healthcare Design
Surgeons are clamoring for more operating rooms, and larger ones, to boot. Existing ORs are often in need of a major overhaul, and the luxury of new construction is rarely in the cards. What can you do to make renovation and expansion of the operating suite efficient and cost effective?
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Entries welcome for the Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards
IIDA
The Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards seeks to recognize and honor the highest level of creativity and design excellence in interior design/architecture projects in the countries that comprise the Asia-Pacific region. Entries will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 22.
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Hexagonal book towers update the school library
Inhabitat
Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind recently launched Locke JetSpace, a transformed public school library at Locke High School in Watts, California. The 3,000 square foot space redefines the concept of a library for the 21st century, using hexagonal shelves and custom designed furniture. The prototype space seeks to produce a blueprint for modular educational spaces.
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Forget cubicles: This office replaces desks with a giant rock to climb
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Even if you're disciplined enough to spend an hour at the gym every day, the depressing fact about office jobs is that sitting at a desk the rest of the time will still put you at risk of dying early. Getting a standing desk could help (there's no evidence yet). But what really works is moving around more often. Maybe what we need aren't redesigned desks, but completely redesigned offices that help us move.
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12 most effective ways to project credibility online
Business 2 Community
Consumers can be tough to catch. Like a slippery fish, if you fail to hook them, you lose them. This split-second decision-making process is magnified online, where competitors are a simple click away. If your online presence doesn't communicate that you're a credible company, you may fail to attract and retain customers.
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Before you break up with that problem client, review this list
Entrepreneur
Let's face it — sometimes there are good reasons to fire a customer. When a relationship becomes badly damaged, ending it can be the best option for all concerned. However, choosing not to serve a customer is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. We suggest four steps to take before you make this move.
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