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How Low Can You Go? | Showboats International

by Louis Postel [caption id="attachment_4079" align="alignleft" width="226"]Leda Table Sculpture | Dali Leda Table Sculpture | Dali[/caption] [dropcap]C[/dropcap]offee tables just slightly elevated from the floor endure a bad rap for being hazardous to your health. Strategically deployed to trip you up, or whack you on the shin, they’re blamed for contributing to yet one more surface for collecting clutter. But Low tables may also contribute to world peace, at least in that bit of the world circumscribed by salon, sky deck, and stateroom. That’s because low coffee tables encourage relationships between people, mooring them together by as though by invisible stern lines into an eye-to-eye proximity. Rather than finding oneself barricaded behind a chest-high slab of a table, like a witness before a Congressional hearing, you and yours are left pleasantly wide-open across a low surface. It’s both friendlier and more engaged, whether spearing and sharing martini olives or delicately laying down sunglasses side by side. (more…)

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Page Nation | Graphisoft USA

by Louis Postel for Graphisoft USA / Archicad [dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow to reverse drastic declines in Facebook’s organic reach. Let’s say you’re giving a lecture on architecture to five hundred of your most ardent followers. It’s something you care about deeply. Years in the making, multiple more-than-satisfied stakeholders, leading engineers working around the clock, advanced, sustainable technologies, major impact, along with a Pritzker thrown in for good measure. (more…)

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What Can Design Do, Really? | New England Home

by Louis Postel | Trade Secrets in New England Home| August 2016 [dropcap]N[/dropcap]ewton, MA-based architect and artist Lisa Reindorf and her partner Mitchell Goldman of Goldman Reindorf Architects have been consulting on a new film called Cortex with Josh Lucas premiering next year. Does not such a project point to the future of design itself, how the neurons and synapses in our brains shape the spaces we live in, and are shaped in return by those same spaces? And how fitting for Reindorf and Goldman to be the ones exploring this brave new frontier between architecture and neuroscience. After all, Goldman Reindorf just designed MIT’s Neuroscience Lab. (more…)

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