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Tuesday
Oct122010

Distractions, distractions, distractions! Part 2

Part two in Lisa Bottom’s series exploring the issues surrounding distraction in the workplace, how to find the sweet spot of balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the team, and exploring what constitutes a boundary.

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Monday
Sep202010

Johnson Controls: A Living Campus

Buildings need to respond to people, to inspire people, and to sustain people. That’s the concept behind our design for Johnson Controls headquarters campus, which Fast Company calls “America’s greenest corporate campus.”

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Wednesday
Aug252010

Distractions, distractions, distractions

In a series of blog posts, Lisa Bottom will be exploring the issues surrounding distraction in the workplace, how to find the sweet spot of balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the team, and exploring what constitutes a boundary.

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Wednesday
Aug252010

Dressing a Legend

To celebrate the Panton Chair’s 50th anniversary, Vitra (UK) held a design competition in which entrants were asked to interpret the legendary chair in whatever way they saw fit. Gensler London’s Lindsay Roth and Angela Richards’ creative and colorful chair caught the eye of the judging panel, and was one of 10 entries selected for auction at a high-profile anniversary party at Saatchi gallery.

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Friday
Aug132010

Barn Beams + Digital Fabrication = Current Bench

Gensler’s Marc Teer discusses the design and fabrication of a sculptural bench for the lobby of Panduit’s highly sustainable new headquarters in Tinley Park, IL. Using file-to-fabrication digital technology, the team repurposed barn beams from the early 1900’s to create a contemporary, organic sculpture that is inspired by the idea of transformation.

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