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Napa Valleys Historic Bardessono Farmstead Morphs Into Americas Greenest Luxury Hotel

Friday, December 12th 2008
Napa Valleys Historic Bardessono Farmstead Morphs Into Americas Greenest Luxury Hotel

Phil Sherburne, a pioneer in modern green development, will open his long-awaited Bardessono hotel, restaurant and spa in California’s famed Napa Valley during the first week of February. The 62-room luxury hotel with its 92-seat restaurant and bar .... 

The Landmark Plaza Wins New York Regions Prestigious 2008 Restoration / Renovation of the Year

Friday, December 12th 2008
The Landmark Plaza Wins New York Regions Prestigious 2008 Restoration / Renovation of the Year

The iconic Plaza at the intersection of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue has been selected as the tri-state region’s 2008 Renovation Project of the Year by New York Construction magazine, the authoritative industry monthly published by McGraw-Hill. The .... 

Guth Lighting Beefs up Wall Pack Performance with LUXEON Rebel LEDs

Friday, December 12th 2008
Guth Lighting Beefs up Wall Pack Performance with LUXEON Rebel LEDs

Guth Lighting’s just-released SUNDOWNER LED family of wall pack fixtures leverages LUXEON Rebel LED technology to provide a never-before-possible 60-degree beam spread in a dark sky housing, improving visibility while also reducing the number of fixtures .... 

Contemporary Italian Architecture Cadorago Civic Center by Marco Castelletti

Friday, December 12th 2008
Contemporary Italian Architecture Cadorago Civic Center by Marco Castelletti

The project involves a close relationship between direct and open space el’edificio suggests that the main facade of the new building becomes the centerpiece of the square and remains symmetric relation to the design of the space center. The new .... 

Columbia Colleges Media Production Center by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, December 12th 2008
Columbia Colleges Media Production Center by Studio Gang Architects

Architect’s rendering of Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center (MPC). Designed by Studio Gang Architects, one of Chicago’s hottest firms, the 38,000 square foot MPC features a transparent facade and an innovative design. .... 

Hitachi Introduces Two New Cordless Lithium Ion SDS Plus Rotary Hammers

Thursday, December 11th 2008
Hitachi Introduces Two New Cordless Lithium Ion SDS Plus Rotary Hammers

Hitachi Power Tools introduced two new SDS plus Lithium Ion cordless rotary hammers; the DH18DL and DH25DAL. The 18-volt DH18DL is a compact and powerful addition to Hitachi’s 18V interchangeable battery platform. The DH25DAL is powered by a 25.2-volt .... 

BIP Computers Offices Building Design by Albert Mozó

Thursday, December 11th 2008
BIP Computers Offices Building Design by Albert Mozó

This office building rises between two old houses (1936), and spare parts that were not protected by any laws of historical preservation. The set occupies a site that allows a building of 12 storeys and this sets a high value of land, in turn despises .... 

The Seaford Life Saving Club by Robert Simeoni Architects

Thursday, December 11th 2008
The Seaford Life Saving Club by Robert Simeoni Architects

This community facility is located on the edge of a long public beach over a primary sand dune nearby to the suburb of Seaford, Victoria. Although the building’s main functions are to provide surveillance to the beach for safety purposes and storage .... 

Bar Interior of the Hotel Castell in Zuoz, Engadin

Thursday, December 11th 2008
Bar Interior of the Hotel Castell in Zuoz, Engadin

The bar conversion can be likened to a heart transplant: an artificial, pulsating red heart has been implanted in the old late 19 th century hotel. The intention was to create a realm between dream and reality, in which the guests can immerse themselves. .... 

Pavilion at Riesbach harbour in Zurich

Thursday, December 11th 2008
Pavilion at Riesbach harbour in Zurich

The new kiosk is conceived as a pavilion amongst the trees in the listed park by the lake, as an object that is a further link in the chain of leisure amenities stretching along the lakeside landscape. In principle the aim was an integrated treatment ....