Interiors

Interiors

LEXUS HYBRID SUITE San Francisco This year the Fairmont Hotel & Resorts chain, in partnership with Lexus, created the Lexus Hybrid Living Suites, which are aimed at travelers who want to sleep, eat, and drink sustainably. This tenth-floor corner suite, by the Los Angeles–based designer Kelly LaPlante, is outfitted in neutral tans and sky blues that were inspired by its…

Chef Alice Waters on Her Restaurant, Chez Panisse

Just as the restaurant connects to local suppliers, the Chez Panisse kitchen reaches out to diners, offering an understanding of what goes into a meal.

Just as the restaurant is connected to a community of local suppliers, the Chez Panisse kitchen reaches out to diners, offering a better understanding of what goes into a meal.

Custom Cuts

Rudy’s Barbershop–a West Coast mini-chain with national aspirations–may have a formula for growth that satisfies a new generation’s thirst for authenticity.

Elegant and Efficient Workspace

The Wedgewood office system for Tuohy Furniture reimagines the strategic configuration of private office space. Los Angeles designers David Ritch and Mark Saffell of 5D Studio recognized that office real estate is shrinking, so that even when you find traditional, individual offices, the space is smaller. To compensate, they took two standard elements of the contemporary office—the small round conference…

What’s Different About 21st-Century Interiors?

Tuesday, June 13 Holiday Inn Mart Plaza-Sauganash Ballroom, 8 a.m. To mark the debut of the first annual IIDA Metropolis Smart Environments Award, a competition integrating beauty, functionality, and sustainability, Metropolis holds an open discussion with the judges and finalists. The panel is led by IIDA’s Sustainable Design advisor, Ken Wilson, IIDA, AIA, LEED AP, and Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan S….

Interiors Are the USGBC’s Latest Realm

For all the U.S. Green Building Council has done to advance sustainable building with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, reality is that since new buildings comprise less than five percent of the total construction market, the organization’s influence is considerably limited. But with its new LEED program for commercial interiors, dubbed LEED-CI, the USGBC is poised to…

The USGBC Tries Out Its New Interiors Program—On Itself

As it prepares to add a new Commercial Interiors (CI) program to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings system, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has become, in a sense, its own client. In November 2003, the organization began an expansion of its Washington, D.C. headquarters; it included the project as one of more than 100 pilot…