We recently pulled together drawings and images to tell the story of the Bennett Friedman Residence–A sustainable story of a family that–after looking at selling, moving, or tearing down–decided to transform their existing place in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas.
For NeoCon 2011, the VS showroom focuses on design and movement. Launching the Egon Eirmann collection, VS brings the beautiful product line (circa 1940s) to the United States. The classic modern pieces are exquisilty detailed and are perfect for a signature piece or, as in Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, for a full orchestra. Verner Panton's PantoSwing and PantoMove collections feature a full range of options and now in soft upholstered versions. For 2011, the showroom's dynamic entry window displays the HOKKI stool surrounded by linear lines of type, drawing the eye into the room and with messaging that reinforces the firm's committment to ergonomics. Produced in collaboration with BennettElia. And for a virtual tour of the space, visit the VS NeoCon Site
The innovative Collegiate School is the nation's first Middle School Charter on a College Campus. The student-paced curriculum offers a blended mix of on-line activities, direct instruction, and group work. A partnership with Apple brings an iPad to each student to organize curriculum, assessment, and schedule. The school is receiving much attention from the state legislature, the Florida Department of Education, and US congressmen from the district. Last year at this time we were working with the college and school leadership to envision how spaces, technology, and schedules work together to create an educational model that allows students to meet individual goals at an individual pace. And it's so great to see the school in operation. Phase two implementation is in the works, more posts to come!