09 Nov 2010

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA The Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) is well known for pioneering some of the world's most important advances in aeronautics and space exploration. So when the department asked John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects to transform their run-down, disorganized, and outdated facilities into a dynamic environment that would reflect

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28 Oct 2010

Old glamour meets modern world technology The brief set out by Net-A-Porter was split into two. The practical aspect of the brief was concerning the company's fast expansion which dealt with the projected staff count, leading in to working adjacencies, circulation and functionality. The other less tangible part of the brief was about creating a physical environment for a company that

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WAN Editorial

25 Oct 2010

Lualdi opens its doors to American designers Lualdi Porte, a leading Italian manufacturer of high-quality doors, has introduced its first collection of American doors featuring designs by architects Robert A. M. Stern, David Rockwell and Dror Benshetrit. After much collaboration with high profile architects, Lualdi's ‘American' collection is as highly diverse and democratic as the nation

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21 Oct 2010

HOK completes colourful, nautical-themed headquarters for Carnival UK Located in Harbour Parade – the commercial heart of North West Europe’s cruise capital, Southampton – the vibrant interior of Carnival UK Headquarters has recently been refitted by architecture giant HOK. Five major cruise companies under the Carnival UK umbrella, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Ocean Village,

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raw design

21 Oct 2010

Turn of the century leather factory gets high tech makeover from raw design The conversion of two blocks (over 28,000 sq m) of a turn of the century tannery building in downtown Kitchener into a high-tech mixed use community space is now finally complete, with a two-storey state-of-the art digital media centre to accommodate Waterloo’s tech boom. With new technologies provided by

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