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IFAW Headquarters / DesignLAB

  • Architects: DesignLAB
  • Location: USA
  • Area: 0.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Unknown photographer

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From the architect. Boston based DesignLAB Architects designed the World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare(IFAW). Given the mission of the IFAW ("provide a better world for animals and people"), the challenge was to incorporate this through sustainable design.

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The program distributed in 54,000sqf is arranged in three clean volumes sitting on a reclaimed brownfield site. The volumes are open to the outside, integrated with the surroundings, through transparent planes. To control the sun over these facades, a series of louvres are arranged along them as you can see on the photos.

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The building received the LEED Gold Certification, validating the sustainable strategy.

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© Unknown photographer
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"IFAW Headquarters / DesignLAB" 31 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/39461/ifaw-headquarters-designlab/>