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Congratulations to FOX Vakanties at Park 20|20 for its BREEAM Excellence rating

We are thrilled for our clients, both the Delta Development Group behind the Cradle to Cradle-inspired Park 20|20 business park in Hoofddorp, and FOX Vakanties. The FOX Vakanties building is the recipient of the first BREAAM Excellent certificate awarded to a building at this site. This certificate is the result of outstanding performance of the complete team. The objective is for every building at Park 20|20 to register with BREEAM and be award a certificate …

Congratulations to Steelcase on 100 years!

William McDonough is honored to be one of 100 people tapped to celebrate the Steelcase anniversary by offering his vision of the future. Here’s a snippet from the site– “Welcome, you have just entered a global circus of dreams from people of every age and every continent, part of the Steelcase 100th anniversary. Glad to make your acquaintance, I’m John Hockenberry an author and journalist and something of a ringmaster for these proceedings. Together we are going to …

William McDonough is at TED2012 this week…

Throughout the week, TED2012 will showcase an extraordinary collection of speakers with just this in common: they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way. Follow along right here. right here.

Living Homes C6 house debuts; part of new Make It Right collaboration + featuring a door lever designed by Bill McDonough

LivingHomes®, a premier developer of modern, sustainably designed, prefabricated homes, announces the launch and national availability of the new LivingHome C6. The C6 is the first LivingHome that is affordably priced and comfortably sized for a small family or couple. The C6 was designed as part of a new partnership with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough to build 150 Cradle to Cradle® inspired LEED Platinum homes …

around and about: We’re excited about this upcoming SFMoMA show about Buckminster Fuller

Next month, a new show will open at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which will focus on Buckminster Fuller and his influence on the Bay Area. Here’s a little bit more– The Bay Area attracts dreamers, progressives, nonconformists, and designers. Buckminster Fuller was all of these, and though he never lived in San Francisco, his ideas spawned many local experiments in the realms of technology, engineering, and sustainability—some more successful than others. The Whole …

Progress continues at Park 20|20; new 4-minute video is Bill McDonough’s introduction to the project

Designed for Delta Development by William McDonough + Partners with Nelson Byrd Woltz, the award winning Park 20l20 is a new model of sustainable development, conceived as the first large-scale Cradle to Cradle-inspired urban development in The Netherlands. Located within a man-made “cultural landscape” of a Dutch polder, planning concepts promote the regenerative design agenda of Cradle to Cradle philosophy at all scales, from regional ecological connectivity to enhanced landscape biodiversity, and from workplace …

Metropolis talks to Tom Darden III about Make It Right’s progress and goals in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward

In 2006, William McDonough joined Brad Pitt in an ambitious pro bono project in New Orleans, and today the Make It Right Foundation is progressing steadily toward its ambitious goals and working with architects from around the world to create Cradle to Cradle inspired, affordable, healthy, and LEED Platinum homes for this community. Metropolis magazine’s Martin Pedersen talks with Make It Right’s Tom Darden… Here’s the intro– On my second week in New Orleans, on a sweltering …

NASA Sustainability Base featured on Forbes.com

Forbes.com calls it NASA’s New Sensor-Driven, Ultra Green Building. NASA calls it Sustainability Base, and our visioinary client and the design team, which we led, like to call it “NASA’s first Space Station on Earth.” Here’s an excerpt from the Kerry Dolan’s article– A sleek new building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. is one any rocket scientist would love. When it warms up outside, humans won’t have to be the ones to open …