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Photo Essay: Istanbul’s Marmara Taksim Hotel
With its lush swaths of deep reds and rich blues, all bathed by natural light from windows overlooking Istanbul, Wilson Associates takes guests on a lavish journey into contemporary design at the Marmara Taksim hotel.

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Enter the I Like Design Internship Contest
Attention all interior design and architecture undergrad and graduate students: do you want to win a PAID internship and receive PAID housing costs for the duration of the program with Nashville-based Gresham, Smith and Partners? Find out how…
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MBM Arquitectes Designs the Casa Dels Xuklis, a Sustainable Accommodation for Children with Cancer
The Casa dels Xuklis is a sustainable accommodation for children with cancer designed by MBM Arquitectes (Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas, David Mackay, Oriol Capdevila and Francesc Gual). This project, driven by AFANOC and the Private Foundation of Children with Cancer, is located in Barcelona and will receive its first residents in October 2011.
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Humanscale’s Horizon Task Light Earns Spark Award
Humanscale’s Horizon LED task light, designed by Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy, has earned a much-coveted Spark: Pro Award at the Spark level, which is the highest level attainable from the Spark Design & Architecture Awards.
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October 11, 2011

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Featured Product:   Editors' Choice:
AS Hanging Systems LTM Textile Resources
Johnsonite® Color Essence and Azterra VET flooring from the Azrock Collection are beautiful, durable and low-maintenance, and can fit into an array of design schemes for a multitude of applications.

Deconstructed Rose is a traditional floral needlepoint transformed through a modern, pixilated scale by Maharam.

Greenbuild Product Wrap-Up:

The 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo was a huge success, with an estimated 25,000 attendees gathering in Toronto to discuss “what’s next” in sustainable building and design. If you weren’t able to make it to the show, here’s a look at a handful of the innovative products and companies that were on display.
DuPont Sorona
Sorona Commercial Carpet by DuPont
Make your designs stand out with DuPont™ Sorona®, the most innovative carpet fiber in over 20 years. Sorona features a resilience and crush resistance that withstands the test of time, and has a permanent, natural resistance to staining, fading and bleach. This fiber uses renewably sourced ingredients, reduces greenhouse gas emissions over nylon and contributes to LEED points.

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Guess the Weight Contest in Johnsonite’s Greenbuild Booth
Visitors to the Johnsonite booth at Greenbuild guessed the weight of a Super Sack—the container that holds job scrap for the Restart Recycling Program—for a chance to win a piece of recycled art.

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Flexco Floors
Natural Elements Premium Wood Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Stone Tile
FLEXCO®’s Natural Elements Premium Wood Vinyl Plank and Natural Elements Luxury Vinyl Stone Tile combine commercial-grade resilient vinyl flooring with the timeless style of two of nature’s most beautiful materials. Available in 18 original wood designs and eight stone colors, Natural Elements flooring includes 50 percent recycled content and a ceramic bead enhanced urethane coating that fights germs. FloorScore® certified.

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Rubber and Vinyl Flooring by Roppe
Roppe Corporation, a leading flooring manufacturer to the commercial industry, produces a wide selection of rubber and vinyl wall base, tile, tread and accessories. Specialty products such as SafeTcork Rubber and Vinyl Tile, and Rubber Tread provide added slip resistance where wet foot traffic may be a concern.

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