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Now complete: The world's first 3-D printed room
Fast Company's Co.Design
Along with collaborator Benjamin Dillenburger, architect-designer Michael Hansmeyer has finally printed and built a piece of his bespoke brand of architecture. Dubbed Digital Grotesque, the 11-ton installation is being billed as the world's first 3-D printed room, one packed with details that purportedly push the limits of human perception.
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Designing for health: Adaptive reuse, renovation and sustainability
Contract
Approximately 170,000 commercial buildings are constructed annually in the U.S., and nearly 44,000 commercial buildings are demolished. According to the EPA, sources of building-related construction and demolition debris account for approximately 48 percent of the waste stream every year. Hence, sustainability is becoming not only a priority, but also a standard for healthcare design, with adaptive reuse becoming an increasingly viable solution that shines a light on environmental harm, project constraints and social issues.
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Business centers can't do coworking?
Officing Today
Some people believe that a coworking space has to look and feel a certain way. It needs a certain vibe, the latest furniture, perhaps some fashionable decor and squashy chairs. But how do you define coworking? How do you define what coworking is not? And where do you draw the line?
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How to enable workplace serendipity, foster worker creativity, performance
The Next Silicon Valley
More businesses are realizing it's not necessarily an organized brainstorm that sparks the best ideas, but rather spontaneous, unplanned interactions in the office kitchen, hallway or water cooler. Serendipity. Here are four principles that will help you create a space that inspires more unplanned interactions.
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Is interior landscaping worth the cost?
RealBusiness
When budgets are squeezed the office greenery is the first thing to get axed. But Kenneth Freeman suggests that entrepreneurs ought to be spending their cash on plants for the office.
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Student Sustainable Design Competition now open for entries
IIDA
The Student Sustainable Design Competition celebrates original sustainable design and rewards students whose projects demonstrate consistent, creative sustainable principles. This is your opportunity as an emerging professional to be recognized for your fresh ideas.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Hunter Douglas moves to fully integrated business model
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Hunter Douglas, the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, will be phasing out of all remaining two-step distribution relationships with independent, third-party fabricators and will fully transition to direct, one-step distribution through its Hunter Douglas Fabrication Division.
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Best booth winners from HD Americas show
HD Talks
Hospitality Design sent three judges to the HD Americas show floor to search for the best booths on display. What company understand branding — and translated it best — in its booth? Whose product display was the most polished? Find out here.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Social media etiquette
Charlotte Bohnett
Social media has been around for a while, but corporate presence on such platforms is still relatively new and continually evolving. As such, companies still have plenty of lessons to learn. It's not too late to avoid some of the same faux pas that have befallen other companies.
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Why you should be using Google Plus in your design business
WSI Designer Marketplace
It's not just another social network, although 400 million people are using it. Here are six reasons you shouldn't ignore Google+ for building your design practice.
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How to create a Facebook fan page
Small Business Trends
Among social media networks, Facebook is the undisputed king. A whopping 3.2 billion likes and comments are posted on the social media site daily, according to data collected by Media Bistro. Facebook now has 1.15 billion users per month with about 699 million people logging on daily. Here's how to leverage these users with a Facebook page that will build fans and customers.
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