IFAW Headquarters / DesignLAB


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.

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.

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

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Roller Shades FR / Hunter Douglas Contract

When selecting for a project, both beauty and performance are key factors that come into play. Roller Shades, one of Hunter Douglas’ most succesfull window coverings products, provides a complete, and elegant, solution for controlling light and glare. Simple and versatile, distinctive yet cost-effective, this line includes scores of decorative and performance fabrics mounted on high-quality hardware, with manual operators or motorization.

For over 80 years, Hunter Douglas Contract has provided architects and designers all over the world with innovative window coverings. With major operation centers in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia, Hunter Douglas products are available to offices, government buildings, schools and other public institutions all around the world.