Double Duty

Providing the ambient lighting of a sconce, along with the directional illumination of a bedside reading lamp, the ABAC is like two fixtures in one. Created by French designer Jean-Phillippe Nuel especially for hospitality applications, it features a fixed backlight, along with a separate, easily adjustable reading light. It’s available in finish combinations of white and chrome (shown here) and black and brass. 

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Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

No Chicago H2O Blues

Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story base building is presently under construction; a 20-story tower addition is planned for construction in five to 10 years. Since the project is built-out to all property lines there are no at-grade landscape areas, which presented a particular challenge given the city’s Dept. of Stormwater Management permit requirement that the project account the total building mass and footprint. Translation: 10,000 cubic ft. of stormwater detention was required. Further, city code requi

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The Skyline

As reflected in its name, the new Skyline faucet from Franz Viegener is refined and elegant. With its 5.75-in. spout and a choice of eight different finishes, the faucet comes in widespread, single handle and wall configurations, with a choice of flow rates: 2.2 gallons per minute, 2 gpm, 1.5 gpm or 1.2 gpm. 

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Pier 70, Building 115 and 116, San Francisco
Pier 70, Building 115 and 116, San Francisco
Pier 70, Building 115 and 116, San Francisco

Replica Windows Steer Pier Renovation

As the urban cores of Silicon Valley’s technology hub cities become denser, start-ups and established high-tech developers alike have made it a habit to resurrect historically significant buildings, and add richness and a sense of place to the surrounding community.Along with several other tenants, Uber Advanced Technologies Group occupies San Francisco’s historic Pier 70, Buildings 115 and 116. According to Berkeley-based Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, the buildings were all in urgent need of repair. The design team developed a building-within-a-building concept that preserved the historic perimeter brick walls, reduced the cost of temporary shoring and retained the open volu

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Cabana Culture

During last year’s Milan Design Week, Corian created what it has dubbed the Corian Cabana, an experiential path, which combines Corian with a variety of decorative patterns, lighting effects and music. The “Corian Cabana Club” different rooms in this Corian “village” form a bazaar of design applications of Corian fabrications. Shown here is the ornate walls letting light into the Mystery Tunnel.  

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Basix Headquarters, Tel Aviv
Basix Headquarters, Tel Aviv
Basix Headquarters, Tel Aviv

Perpetual Movement

San Francisco-based Axelrod Design/Axelrod Architects designed the interiors for the Basix office headquarters in Tel Aviv.  The design team translated these company values into a flexible, dynamic office design, which incorporates a major element—three-dimensional striped glass—in order to transform a narrow, medium-sized office space into an open, subtle and expansive one. The office has been divided by fixed and moving glass partitions to provide for the perpetual movement and changing combinations of today’s flexible office spaces.

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