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Interior Design of Kamen Residence by TOKEN, Design and Fabricate a Custom Leather Floor Covering

June 10, 2010 By: archinhome Category: Interior Design

Description from TOKEN :
In June of 2009, TOKEN was approached to design and fabricate a custom leather floor covering. During our first visit to the site, the scope of our proposal quickly increased to include custom furniture and fixtures throughout the client’s 2200 sq ft. Bowery loft. Drawing inspiration from the rugged black buffalo leather selected as the material for the floor covering in the master bedroom, we proposed designs for a collection of visually bold and graphic pieces in white oak, blackened steel, Richlite and buffalo leather. In the master bedroom the pieces include a built-in dresser, two side tables, headboard and overhead shelving with ship ladder access. For the guest room we selected a desk from the TOKENnyc Collection. In the living room we provided designs for an overhead shelving system with library ladder to match the system in the master bedroom, a custom DJ station and 5 bar stools also from the TOKENnyc collection. Please visit TOKEN site for further information.

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Solar Awning by XDESIGN, Reduced Solar Heat Gain Though Windows

June 09, 2010 By: archinhome Category: Other

From XDESIGN :
The Solar awning provides a positionable solar array, easy accessed to set at the otimal angle seasonally. An additional performance benefit is the reduced solar heat gain though windows.
The solar awning strategy does not hide the solar cells on existing surfaces, but produces a highly visible feature that signals the internal systems externally. Internally the feature exploits the shading effects of the solar awning, patterning the interior surfaces and displaying the external conditions. [ XDESIGN ]

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Green Light from TOKEN, Improving Indoor Aair-Quality

June 08, 2010 By: archinhome Category: Lighting Design

TOKEN was approached by XDESIGN to develop and prototype a marketable product that represents specific educational and environmental goals through an augmented light fixture.

Below is a detailed excerpt from XDESIGN:
The GreenLight is a prescription product developed for the XDESIGN Environmental Health Clinic. The light is prescribed for Inpatients interested in changing their relationship to energy systems; improving indoor air-quality and developing experience with closed and coupled systems design–the chief strategies for improved environmental performance.
This lighting product diffuses light by coupling to photosynthetic processes. Planting strategies can be specified to address particular indoor air quality issues including VOC, benzene and formaldehyde removal.
The GreenLight was presented at Next Fest in LA.

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