(CNN)Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many to be the greatest American architect of all time, was born 150 years ago today. Continue reading “Latest Building Designs”
Many companies are beginning to incorporate biophilic design into the architecture and interior design of their offices. Biophilic design integrates natural elements such as plants, wood, stone and water into a setting to satisfy a deep human need for contact with nature. Continue reading “An Eco-Friendly Office Environment”
Workplace Fabric rolls out Freespace using Electric Imp’s platform for secure IoT connectivity to deliver real-time space availability and environmental insights. Continue reading “Improving Productivity At Work And Lowers Real Estate Costs With Smart Buildings Technology”
City officials in Portland have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.
Source: The Harris PollThe implementation of intelligent technology within our home and building environments is dramatically changing how we live and work. At the heart of “smart” are relays, switches, connectors, sensors and advanced image sensing/human vision components that deliver energy savings, convenience, comfort and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Omron is uniquely positioned to deliver a broad base of electronics that deliver smart thermostats, smart/wireless home security and monitoring systems, smart lighting, smart door locks and more, that enable design engineers to match today’s advanced components with tomorrow’s intelligent devices. Continue reading “Quality of Life Improved With Omron Smart Homes and Buildings Solutions”
Cafe remodels are a fact of life—provided your cafe has been around long enough to need one.
Age isn’t an issue for the Intelligentsia Coffee bar inside Chicago’s historic Monadnock Building. The site—once the world’s largest commercial office building—is located in Chicago’s South Loop area, and began construction in 1891 before undergoing an extensive interior renovation in 1938. Monadnock is today an icon among the city’s beloved historic buildings, part of an urban cultural identity that makes Chicago one of the most important architectural cities in the world. (And one of the sturdiest; walls supporting the north part of Monadnock are six feet thick!) Continue reading “New Renovations At Intelligentsia’s Historic Monadnock Cafe”
This week let’s talk about how Canada’s hot housing market helped drive the economy to a very healthy first quarter. Who are we kidding. If you live in Toronto and you keep one eye on the city’s real estate market, you’ve probably already read Toronto Life’s story about the couple who bought a “crack house” and spent more than $1-million on renovations. If you haven’t seen the article yet, boy, do we have a treat for you. Continue reading “Why Hiring A Random Guy Off The Street Is Not A Great Renovation Strategy”
If you can’t move, renovate.
Fast-rising home prices and a record-low number of homes for sale have a lot of homeowners choosing to stay put — and put in a new bathroom or update the kitchen. Higher home values also mean they have more cash to take out of their homes.
Continue reading “Home renovation boom in housing shortage”
In recent years, luxury real estate developers and architects in the United States, have been increasingly utilizing advances in green building technology and carbon neutral energy programs, while engaging more with the outdoor environment and using cleaner air systems and paint. Continue reading “Green Building Flourishing in Luxury Developments”