Archinect - Press Release 2015-10-03T23:31:25-04:00 A Greenwich Village Penthouse Designed by Rafael de Cárdenas rafaeldecardenas 2015-10-02T18:12:59-04:00 >2015-10-02T18:12:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&nbsp;Greenwich Village luxury apartment featured in Architectural Digest February Issue.</p><p>Read full article<a href="" target="_blank"> here</a></p> My Foundations: Rafael de Cárdenas rafaeldecardenas 2015-10-02T18:08:39-04:00 >2015-10-02T18:08:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rafael de C&aacute;rdenas shares his inspirations from the Pantheon to Philip Johnson with The Telegraphs. Read the full article <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> Olympic Tower apartment Interior in The Wall Street Journal rafaeldecardenas 2015-10-02T18:04:28-04:00 >2015-10-02T18:04:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rafael de C&aacute;rdenas / Architecture at Large&rsquo;s design for Noor Fares&rsquo; apartment is included in the Wall Street Journal Magazine&rsquo;s September Issue. &nbsp; Take a tour of her apartment, as well as read about the jewelry designer&rsquo;s background and inspiration<a href="" target="_blank"> here.</a></p> Green Building Sector Set To Create 3.3 Million Jobs in US By 2018 Bhushan Avsatthi 2015-10-02T04:51:13-04:00 >2015-10-02T04:51:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="153" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a USGBC study, green building design is outpacing the growth of conventional construction sector in the US. <strong>Popularity of&nbsp; green building sector is rapidly increasing and it is set to create more the 2.3 million jobs for Americans, this year &ndash; reveals the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study report prepared by Booz Allen Hamilton.</strong></p><p>Key findings of this study indicate that the contribution of green building industry is estimated to be more than $ 134.3 billion towards labor income for the working Americans. Experts predict that by 2018, green building sector will create more than 3.3 million jobs, and will exceed one third of the total amount of jobs generated by the conventional construction industry in US. This will result in $190.3 billion towards labor earnings.</p><p>The study also dwelled into the economic contribution of sustainable buildings to the US economy and also quantified the economic impact of <a href="" target="_blank">LEED certified green buildings</a>. Today more than 2.3 million US wor...</p> Groundwork Network 2015 Fall issue Manfred Yuen 2015-10-01T04:16:50-04:00 >2015-10-01T04:17:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>PROJECTS</p><ul><li>Mixian Site, Caf&eacute; de Coral Group | Apr 2015</li><li>Church at Tieling, Liaoing Province, China | May 2015</li><li>Wing Lee Street for Lightbe, Central, Hong Kong | Jun 2015</li><li>Maryknoll Convent School, Hong Kong &nbsp;| Jul 2015</li><li>Simmons new generation of Shops Asia | Jun 2015</li><li>Zing!, 38 Yiu Wah Street,&nbsp; Causeway Bay | Oct 2015</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>LECTURES</p><ul><li>Shenzhen Design Week | 19/3/2015</li><li>Keynote Speaker, Hong Kong Social Entrepreneur Challenge | 26/9/2015</li><li>Asian Consortium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University | 27/9/2015</li></ul> Groundwork Network 2015 Fall issue Manfred Yuen 2015-10-01T04:08:12-04:00 >2015-10-01T04:46:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>2015 April , CY Lau joined as a partner of Groundwork,&nbsp;overseeing the operation of our practice.</strong></p><p>C Y Lau&nbsp; &#21129; &#25391; &#23431;</p><p>BAAS(HONS)(HKU), DipArch(Bartlett), HKIA &nbsp;</p><p>CY Lau joined&nbsp; Groundwork&nbsp; Architects &amp;&nbsp; Associates as a partner in 2014. CY is also the founding partner of Groundwork Design (Shenzhen) Ltd.</p><p>Prior to joining Groundwork, CY&nbsp; have recevied his architectural trainning from the&nbsp; University of Hong Kong and the University College of London, Bartlett School of Architecture . Upon his graduation, CY have joined Future Systems, London with Jan Kaplick&yacute; and Amanda Levete, where he was involved in the realization of futuristic and landmark projects around the world.</p><p>CY returned to Hong Kong in 2005 and have joined Aedas Ltd. and MLA Architects, where he served as an associate partner and witnessed the growth of the office.</p><p>CY is current leading Groundwork into the most challenging projects of the office.</p> AEC Firms aspiring to be a Fortune 500 company should Adopt BIM hiral.patel 2015-10-01T01:23:28-04:00 >2015-10-01T01:23:28-04:00 <p>The building information modeling market is expected to grow from a market share of $2640.12 million in 2013 to $8646.47 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 16.72%. This market is growing rapidly in many segments and applications with some of the fast growth applications likely to double by 2020 in terms of market shares.</p><p>AEC firms aspiring to grow need to understand that growth is never by mere chances. Instead, to get in to the list of Fortune 500 companies, they will have to put in rigorous efforts in the right direction. The architectural engineering and construction industry has realized that adopting BIM can and has certainly driven a lot of AEC firms towards success.</p><p><strong>Is BIM only for Architects and Engineers?</strong></p><p>No, it is important that professionals including contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, manufacturers and facility managers in addition to Architects and Engineers, who need to collaborate in order to streamline workflows and ensure that the entire process of design, construction ...</p> WAA to design the Bahrain Bay Tower in Manama, Bahrain WielAretsArchitects 2015-09-30T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-09-30T19:20:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Sited in the currently emerging Bahrain Bay</strong>, just north of Manama, <strong>the tower encompasses housing, offices, retail, and public spaces</strong>&ndash;all of which seek to remain flexible and adaptable to future change. In this way, as Bahrain Bay further develops, the tower strengthens local character and supports community needs, while simultaneously creating an iconic destination. Standing at a height of 49 stories&ndash;or <strong>170 m</strong>&ndash;it is composed of two housing components atop of plinth of retail, offices, and a parking garage, the last of which occupies seven stories and includes 700 spaces. The creation of these two housing components within one site, maximizes the amount of glazing within each housing unit, and engages the tower with its adjacent buildings, which also stand at 170 m.&nbsp;</p><p>The plinth&rsquo;s ground floor is publicly accessible and is mostly composed of retail and public lobby space. Due to a division of these ground floor spaces, along the site&rsquo;s southern edge, a breezeway was created that allows ...</p> Richard Meier & Partners Architects Present Richard Meier: Process and Vision at Mana Contemporary Chicago Richard Meier & Partners 2015-09-29T10:45:13-04:00 >2015-09-29T10:45:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>New York, September 29th, 2015 </strong><strong>&ndash; Richard Meier &amp; Partners is pleased to announce <em>Richard Meier: Process and Vision </em>at Mana Contemporary Chicago in partnership with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.</strong></p><p>Richard Meier&rsquo;s international body of work is acclaimed for its timeless, classic design from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona to the Getty Center in Los Angeles to Rome&rsquo;s Jubilee Church. Each project throughout Richard Meier&rsquo;s decades of architectural practice has posed its own set of inherent challenges, whether social, environmental, technological, or economical.</p><p>Architectural drawings, sketches, and study models are consequently used as a means for exploring various design strategies, arriving at a solution that is both beautiful and pragmatic. <em>Richard Meier: Process and Vision</em> provides examples of this process for four iconic projects -- the Getty Center, High Museum of Art, Canal+ Headquarters, and the Arp Museum -- as well as four of the firm&rsquo;s most recent proje...</p> Richard Meier & Partners Announces the CDC ''55 Timeless" Xin-Yi Residential Tower in Taipei Richard Meier & Partners 2015-09-28T10:26:32-04:00 >2015-09-28T10:26:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>New York, September 22, 2015 &ndash; Richard Meier &amp; Partners is proud to unveil the new CDC &ldquo;55 Timeless&rdquo; Xin-Yi Residential Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. Commissioned as an urban landmark by Continental Development Corporation, the tower rises 127 meters and will set a precedent in Taiwan as a private building that dedicates its entire landscape to the public realm.</strong></p><p><strong>The building is currently under construction and on target to complete the superstructure by the end of this year with an opening expected in 2017.</strong></p><p>The design of the tower is based upon geometric clarity and an openness that are reflected in its horizontal and vertical organization. The building consists of two complimentary volumes, a transparent south volume and a solid north volume. The relationship between these two main elements is emphasized through a subtle shift in both plan and elevation creating a dynamism and variation in scale that responds to the immediate urban environment.</p><p>The solid north volume contains the core of t...</p> Schmidt hammer lassen architects pre-qualified to design ‘Fremtidens Sølund’ – Denmark’s largest welfare centre 2015-09-28T05:21:00-04:00 >2015-09-30T19:21:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Schmidt hammer lassen architects along with Mangor &amp; Nagel, Kristine Jensen Landscape, Balslev engineers and consultant Rikke Gregersen has pre-qualified to design a new 38,000m2 welfare centre in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Fremtidens S&oslash;lund (The Future S&oslash;lund) will be a ground breaking new kind of welfare architecture for communities across generations, a community centrally in the city and a project for all of Copenhagen.</strong></p><p>The prestigious project which will be Denmark&rsquo;s largest welfare centre, located on Copenhagen&rsquo;s central lakes offering student housing, a collective housing scheme for senior citizens, a day care institution and care homes.</p><p>The competition is organized by Samvirkende Boligselskaber (SAB), KAB and the City of Copenhagen. A total of five teams pre-qualified from the original 22 submissions, the four other teams are lead by Henning Larsen Architects, C. F. M&oslash;ller, Arkitema and Kant architects. The winning proposal will be announced in February 2016.</p>... New book about Dokk1 2015-09-28T05:18:34-04:00 >2015-09-28T05:19:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday 25 September, the new book &ldquo;SPACE FOR CHANGE. Dokk1 - Aarhus' new meeting place&rdquo;, is launched. Dokk1, designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects, is the largest public library in Scandinavia and part of the Urban Mediaspace project, which is transforming the harbour front of Aarhus, Denmark. The book celebrates the challenging process of creating the next generation of modern libraries.</strong></p><p>Behind the book is the visionary library team at Dokk1, Realdania and Realdania Byg, the Municipality of Aarhus and editor Ida Relsted K&aelig;rup. Schmidt hammer lassen has contributed our visions and ambitions of Dokk1&rsquo;s architecture.</p><p>"The book is a rewarding documentation on the exciting process of designing and constructing Dokk1, and clearly reflects the open 360 degree approach our studio has taken on the project. We aimed for &ndash; and have achieved - a cultural meeting place that will change people's perceptions, not just of the harbourfront where Dokk1 is situated, but the entire city of Aarhus...</p> 2015 Marcus Prize : Joshua Prince-Ramus snatraj 2015-09-25T16:22:32-04:00 >2015-09-28T21:13:14-04:00 <img src="" width="506" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joshua Prince-Ramus of the internationally acclaimed architecture firm REX (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>) has been awarded the sixth Marcus Prize, an architectural prize offered worldwide to recognize architects &lsquo;on a trajectory to greatness.&rsquo;&nbsp; This $100,000 award, supported by the Marcus Corporation Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the Marcus Corporation, a lodging and entertainment company headquartered in Milwaukee) and administered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, includes a cash prize to the recipient and supports a design studio at the school that will be collaboratively led by Mr. Prince-Ramus.</p><p>The jury members, Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune; Tom Fisher, former Dean and Director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota; Philip Hamp, FAIA, Principal, Vinci/Hamp Architects and Robert Greenstreet, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture ...</p> Patient Outcomes are Looking Up: Luminous SkyCeilings Reduce Acute Stress by Half TheSkyFactory 2015-09-25T12:34:08-04:00 >2015-09-25T12:34:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>September 21</strong><strong>, 2015</strong> &ndash; The October issue of the <em>Health Environments Research &amp; Design</em> Journal features a new study by Texas Tech University in collaboration with Covenant Health and the Sky Factory that examined the positive impact of <em>Luminous SkyCeilings</em> on acute stress and anxiety in a controlled clinical setting.</p><p>The paper, <em>The Impact of Simulated Nature on Patient Outcomes: A Study of Photographic Sky Compositions</em>, examined the behavioral and clinical impact of Sky Factory&rsquo;s biophilic illusions in a medical-surgical inpatient unit at Covenant Health Hospital in Lubbock, TX.</p><p>The eight-month long study analyzed data from 181 subjects who were assigned to identical rooms where the only environmental variable separating the control and the experimental units was a 24 sq. ft. &nbsp;<em>Luminous SkyCeiling</em> directly above the bed.</p><p>&ldquo;Only a handful of studies since Ulrich&rsquo;s original window study over 30 years ago have set out to measure and <em>quantify</em> the difference a simulated nature intervention can m...</p> Mecanoo to lead New York Public Library renovation mecanoo PR 2015-09-23T10:51:13-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:38:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York Public Library will begin its Midtown renovation, and as a first step will begin designing the renovation of its central circulating branch, the Mid-Manhattan Library. Following a year of discussion and planning led by librarians and informed by expert and public feedback, the Library has selected Dutch architecture firm <a href="" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a> to lead the Midtown renovation. Led by founding partner and creative director Francine Houben, Mecanoo has designed award-winning libraries and public buildings around the world, and is renowned for its humanistic, accessible designs. The architect of record will be the New York City firm of <a href="" target="_blank">Beyer Blinder Belle</a>, whose award-winning renovations of historic buildings include Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, and New York City Hall.<br><br>The Midtown plan is a $300 million project to completely renovate and update the Mid-Manhattan Library, and to create increased public space, including for researchers and for exhibitions, at the iconic Stephen A. Sc...</p> The University of Manchester announces £350 million engineering campus designed by Mecanoo mecanoo PR 2015-09-23T10:47:39-04:00 >2015-09-23T10:48:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The University of Manchester has announced that it is to invest &pound;350 million to create a new engineering campus designed by Mecanoo. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will be one of the largest, single construction projects ever undertaken by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom and will transform the way in which the University educates future engineers in response to the needs of the fast-changing global economy.<br><br>Mecanoo has been tasked to build a campus which will open its doors to the public and reinforce Manchester&rsquo;s status as a city of science. The build &ndash; due to open in 2020 - is part of the University&rsquo;s campus master plan to create a world-leading teaching, learning and research campus to develop the engineers and innovators of tomorrow.&nbsp; The new site will act as a gateway between the existing University of Manchester site and the city and will be a destination where world-changing engineering and applied science is on display and visible to...</p> Aedas Appoints Ignacio Gomez as Design Director – Middle East JessW 2015-09-23T04:17:01-04:00 >2015-09-23T04:19:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas announces the appointment of Ignacio Gomez as Design Director - Middle East. Ignacio will oversee the design and execution of projects in the regions and will work closely with Michael Fowler, Managing Director of Middle East, to enhance Aedas' position as a leading global architecture and design practice.</p><p>Ignacio completed his Master of Architecture and Engineering with Honors in Polytechnic University of Madrid, ETSAM and a postgraduate programme in Museography and Exhibition Spaces at Foundation Antonio Camu&ntilde;as, Centro Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain. Prior joining Aedas, he worked for Godwin Austen Johnson as Partner and Design Director. He was responsible for leading the overall design direction and a number of key projects in the Middle East.</p><p>With over 16 years of professional experience in architecture, Ignacio has been responsible for project design and management, specialising in master planning, hotel and leisure, residential and cultural projects across the Mi...</p> Fall 2015 Lecture Series iche 2015-09-22T12:44:49-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:26:41-04:00 <p><strong>MIT Architecture</strong><br><strong>Fall 2015 Lecture Series</strong></p><p><strong>September</strong></p><p>17<br><strong>Christiane Gruber, </strong><em><strong>Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab Uprising</strong></em><br>7:30 PM, Long Lounge/7-429 &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>21<br><strong>Jaime Gagne, David Quinn, Sam Shames, David Warsinger, moderated by Les Norford, <em>Innovation in the Built Environment: A Panel on MIT-Inspired Startups</em></strong><br>BT,&nbsp;12:30 PM, 7-429&nbsp;<br><br>28<br><strong>Hashim Sarkis, <em>Premises for Practice</em></strong><br>AKPIA - 6:00 PM, 3-133 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><strong>Felicity Scott, <em>Code Wars</em></strong><br>HTC+ACT, 6:00 PM, Long Lounge/7-429</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>October</strong></p><p>5<br><strong>Hisham Munir, <em>When Politics and Architecture Collide</em></strong><br>AKPIA, 6:00 PM, 3-133 &nbsp;</p><p>5<br><strong>Maryam Jafri, Between Storyboard and Grid, Some Recent Works</strong><br>ACT, 7:00 PM, E15-001/ACT Cube</p><p>6<br><strong><em>Writings on Architecture and the City: George Baird in Conversation with Timothy Hyde</em></strong><br>HTC, 6:00 PM, Long Lounge/7-429</p><p>8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><strong>Michael Maltzan, <em>Can This Be That</em></strong><br>AD, 6:00 PM, Long Lounge/7-429</p><p>9<br><strong>Andrew Pickering, <em>Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000</em></strong><br>DCG, 5:00 PM, Long Lounge/7-429</p><p>15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><strong>First Office: Anna Neimar...</strong></p> New Video Highlights MIT's Course 4: Architecture Undergraduate Program iche 2015-09-22T12:31:49-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:33:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Course 4 / Bachelor of Science in Architecture</p><p>Watch the video here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>The Undergraduate Program provides both a deep and broad education in the field of architecture within the context of a leading school of science and technology. Situated in MIT&rsquo;s rich and intense educational environment, the program emphasizes the interconnected relationship between architectural design, building technology, computation, history, theory and criticism of architecture and art. The Department&rsquo;s extensive offerings reflect the program&rsquo;s commitment to the cultural, social, political, technological and ecological issues of the built environment. Committed to a rigorous and interdisciplinary approach throughout the program, our students are challenged to be creative, innovative, and responsible leaders in the field.</p><p>Learn more about the undergraduate program in architecture at MIT: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Aedas Held a Taipei Forum to Discuss Future Retail Design and Trends JessW 2015-09-22T00:38:14-04:00 >2015-09-22T00:39:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas, the world&rsquo;s fifth architecture and design firm, organised a forum &lsquo;Future Retail Design and Trend&rsquo; in coordination with Taiwan Council of Shopping Centers on 2 September 2015 at Taipei International Convention Center. In addition to the professional analysis by Aedas&rsquo; Directors, Jeff Tsai (Chairman of Taroko Development Corporation), Victor Liu (General Manager of RD International Ltd) and Tony Chao (Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Taiwan) were also invited to share their experiences and thoughts at the forum. The forum attracted over a hundred industry professionals to participate in the discussion on retail design, trend and development so as to cope with the five key challenges of retail: attraction, retention, ease of use, integration and revenue.</p><p><br>Aedas Global Board Director Andy Wen kicked off the event with his presentation &lsquo;Starting from Scratch&rsquo;. He pointed out that in the fact of the rapid urbanisation, architects share a common challenge of a lack ofdistinct...</p> seDURST's drinking deck design for Gristhouse Brewing, featured in USA Today's Travel Experience: "Made in Pennsylvania" article. Scott Durst 2015-09-21T22:55:47-04:00 >2015-09-21T22:55:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>seDURST's drinking deck design for <a href="" target="_blank">Gristhouse Brewing</a>, featured in <a href="" target="_blank">USA Today's Travel Experience: "Made in Pennsylvania" </a>article.</p> Ergolain Group @ Trade breakfast at Designjunction aurimasergolain 2015-09-21T06:31:49-04:00 >2015-09-21T07:53:26-04:00 <p>Ergolain is going to meet all architects, designers and real estate developers who are interested in co-operation opportunities in contract furniture field.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Event address:</p><p>The College (Formerly Central Saint Martins) 12&ndash;42 Southampton Row WC1B 4AP</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Address in London, United Kingdom:</p><p>ERGOLAIN GROUP</p><p>Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX<br>United Kingdom</p><p>T: +44 7441 909210</p><p>Inquiries:<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Ergonomic contract furniture</p> MILLIØNS contributes to BUST, exhibition curated by William O'Brien Jr. at Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles. millionsofmovingparts 2015-09-18T19:26:22-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:52:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Fabrication Lab & Digital Media IT Academic Technology Specialist svaidya 2015-09-18T12:21:39-04:00 >2015-09-18T12:24:58-04:00 <img src="" width="225" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href=";Action=A&amp;JobOpeningId=13541&amp;SiteId=1&amp;PostingSeq=1" target="_blank">Fabrication Lab &amp; Digital Media IT Academic Technology Specialis</a></strong><a href=";Action=A&amp;JobOpeningId=13541&amp;SiteId=1&amp;PostingSeq=1" target="_blank"><strong>t</strong></a></p> Ergolain Group enters United Kingdom with 100% Design London aurimasergolain 2015-09-18T06:58:40-04:00 >2015-09-18T07:29:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Ergolain Group opens contract business service in London, United Kingdom</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Established in 2000 Ergolain Group opens its service in United Kingdom. It has already worked with major brands:</p><p>- Samsung,<br>- Microsoft,<br>- Storebrand,<br>- SEB,<br>- Swedbank,<br>- Nordea,<br>- NFQ,<br>- KPMG,<br>- Yves Saint Laurent,<br>- Holiday Inn,<br>- Barclays,<br>- Radisson SAS and others.</p><p>Ergolain Group is a reliable and trusted project partner within its customers. We have a wide range of office furniture. Representing more than 40 international brands we can offer solutions for every office - from economic to luxury.</p><p><br>Our presence at <strong>100% Design London</strong> September 23rd-26th will allow us to meet architects, real estate developers and subcontractors which will be able to have Ergolain Group as a trusted partner.</p><p>More about 100% Design London: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><strong>Service:</strong></p><p>- contract furniture solutions</p><p>- office furniture</p><p>- HoReCa</p><p>- ergonomic furniture</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Our portfolio:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><br><strong>Address:</strong></p><p>Ergolain Group</p><p>Kemp House, 152 City Road, Londo...</p> Malmö Live nominated for the Kasper Salin Prize 2015 2015-09-18T04:22:08-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:45:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The new hotel, congress and concert complex Malm&ouml; Live designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects is nominated for the Kasper Salin Prize 2015 - Sweden&rsquo;s most prestigious architectural prize. The complex totaling 54,000m2 opened in May of this year and is fast becoming a cultural landmark in Malm&ouml;, Sweden.</strong></p><p>Malm&ouml; Live is situated in central Malm&ouml; and appears as a clear and easily readable composition of buildings. Inside, three volumes hold a large symphony hall, a flexible hall and a conference centre, which are clearly defined elements that, through their mutual composition, set the tone for the musicality of the building. The three building masses have an almost-urban scale that supports the idea of 'a city within the city', which is the key design concept of the complex.</p><p>The Kasper Salin Prize is awarded annually by the Swedish Association of Architects to a Swedish construction or group of buildings of high architectural class. It is considered the most prestigious of its kind i...</p> Classic lamp designs in growing pains Lightyears 2015-09-18T02:25:12-04:00 >2015-09-18T02:25:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Orient pendant was designed in 1963 and was one of Jo Hammerborg's many commercial successes in the 1960s and 1970s. Lightyears relaunched the Orient pendant in 2013 with the intention of passing on Hammerborg&rsquo;s design legacy to future generations and it has showcased its worth in the 21st century in record time. The classic design has now been reinterpreted in close collaboration with the Hammerborgs, the heirs to Jo Hammerborg's designs, in the form of Orient Black.</p><p>The Orient pendant was initially created with five different surfaces, and Orient Black is a modern interpretation of the original black version. Orient Black is a matt black aluminium pendant which is normally available in the two original pendant sizes, &Oslash;225 and &Oslash;340mm and can also be commissioned in a larger &Oslash;500mm version. The shade appears more discreet, while giving the rosewood's dark grain a more prominent role. The lamp takes on a whole new identity whilst appearing minimalist and pure.</p><p>The three pendant siz...</p> The New Black Caravaggio Lightyears 2015-09-18T02:24:09-04:00 >2015-09-18T02:24:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It is exactly 10 years since Lightyears and Cecilie Manz launched the popular Caravaggio pendant. Back then the Caravaggio series consisted of 4 lamps, available in 2 sizes and 2 colours. The pendant gained immediate recognition and popularity on account of its outstanding and dramatic appearance, earning it a reputation as one of the most characteristic pendant designs of the early millennium.</p><p>With her customary flair for colour, surfaces and aesthetics, Cecilie Manz has continued to further develop the Caravaggio collection, which now comprises 34 different pendant designs, 6 table lamps, 3 floor lamps and 2 wall lamps. Her most recent work involves a brand new reinterpretation of the black Caravaggio pendant due to be launched at the cutting edge Salone del Mobile Milano design fair in April 2015.</p><p>Caravaggio Matt Black has a completely matt surface and a neutral grey textile cord that allows the design's clean lines and soft forms to do the talking. The matt look injects a rare tex...</p> Iconic Design in a Matt Grey Nuance Lightyears 2015-09-18T02:23:11-04:00 >2015-09-23T23:45:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since 2008 the Caravaggio table lamp and floor lamp have complimented Cecilie Manz&rsquo;s characteristic range of high-gloss pendants. Now the family welcomes a table lamp and floor lamp in a matt grey lacquer as a supplement to the growing collection of matt Caravaggio pendants. The grey tone Grey25, which is named after the number in the NCS colour scale, is timeless and suit more-or-less all settings.</p><p>The well-known shade hides a flexible tube, which makes it possible to tilt the shade, and with it the light cone, up to 40 degrees. This function makes the lamps more flexible and functional as light sources, and allows you to create an exciting asymmetrical look. The light emitted from the lamp is guided by a top piece, which adds the finishing touch to the lamp's minimalist expression. The charming little string close to the light functions as a switch.</p><p>Both lamps give volume, character and great illumination to any room. The floor lamp can produce up to 150W, whereas the table lamp pro...</p> The Radiant Inner Airship Lightyears 2015-09-18T02:21:42-04:00 >2015-09-18T02:22:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lightyears is pleased to be able to present a new oval large-room pendant light, which is a result of a new, successful cooperative relationship with the design duo Iskos-Berlin.</p><p>A childhood fascination with aircraft and, in particular, the Zeppelin airships <em>gliding with steady grace across the sky,</em> has inspired Aleksej Iskos and Boris Berlin to create Avion. According to its designers, the Avion has the look of a flying object whose natural environment is the sky, though it has flown into a building through an open window so as to occupy the room&rsquo;s inner airspace.</p><p>Despite its substantial size, Avion seems to hover playfully in the air, ready to change its direction to suit your desire. The pendant light is made of polyethylene and emits a soft, diffuse light that creates a cosy, natural atmosphere in the room. The Avion pendant can be suspended from high up in the room and is ideal for the illumination of large rooms, atriums and halls. Avion can be arranged in regular formation, as ...</p>