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Designing for well-being

I consider that sustainability extends beyond the obvious “green veneer,” the ubiquitous solar panel or the wind turbine. As an Architect I seek opportunities with my Clients to design for the user or those who will experience the architecture. Designing for well-being is therefore critical to successful design. A successful building design promotes frequent use…

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#design with trees

  Tree and Design Action Group is a group that shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure and spaces. The group have created a guide, “The Trees in…

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#design for cerebral palsy

Ron Rambo was born with Cerebral Palsy… CP is a group of permanent movement disordes that appear in early childhood and symptons include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors. It is caused by the abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance and posture. Ron has started a…

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that sinking feeling…!

As a design professional this has to be the worst case scenario, designing and constructing a major building that is structurally flawed. The Millennium Tower in San Fransciso, constructed in recent years, is reported to have sunk 16 inches and is then leaning an additional 2 inches! The 58 storey building houses condominiums and with…

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#apple by Foster + Partners

When two of the best current day designers meet, then magic happens… This is the new retail branding at the Regent Street flagship store in London, UK. Jonny Ive is quoted as saying, Like many great cities, London’s historic architecture has great significance to the community… …on Regent Street we preserved the incredible exterior façade while…

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a website of websites by #architects

It is fascinating to see how architects as designers portray their work digitally. For some firms it is obvious that they have outsourced this critical marketing and consider quantity is better than quality. For others it is seen as an extension of their design direction… Ironically and this is coming from an architect who also…

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Arthur Ashe covered in plastic

Well not exactly, Rossetti Architects have designed a new retractable PTFE membrane roof to cover the stadium named after the tennis great. The 210,00 square foot PTFE membraned retractable roof was installed partly to avoid rain delays during play but is now causing other issues. The acoustics of stadium are now amplified to such an…