Design resources for architects and interior designers

Staying ahead of design trends is of utmost importance to Spacesaver Interiors. We want our space saving high density storage and high end custom office furniture to not just be functional, we want it to be clean and appealing to the eye. Publications like these provide fun, exciting imagery of the creativity and possibilities of architecture. As we research best-in-class architectural and interior design, we often refer to the websites and resources listed below for inspiration and up-to-date information.

Archival and Special Collections Facilities, Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers

An important tool for librarians, archivists and designers, this SAA-approved book was written as an aid to communication with architects and builders, and to begin the process of developing national standards for the design of archival facilities. Addressed are concerns relating to planning “purpose built facilities” and renovation of existing buildings, with topics including construction, lighting, archival environments, storage equipment, fire protection and security, among others.

Metropolis Magazine http://www.metropolismag.com/

High-end architecture magazine that “examines contemporary life through design, architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation”, featuring the world’s most beautiful, trend setting designs, and projects commissioned by top of the line clients. The SI team seeks to offer its clients forward thinking, custom designs that are also LEED certified, and this is a great resource for us.

Interior Design Magazine http://www.interiordesign.net/

An 80-year legendary publication with a magazine, an online presence and host of events that serves the fields of interior design, architectural and facilities management. An authority for industry professionals representing every aspect of the design process. SI sees big picture solutions to professional space interior design, and finds inspiration in these pages.

Interiors & Sources Magazine http://www.interiorsandsources.com/

Interiors & Sources is a great publication for the Spacesaver Interiors team, as its primary focus is commercial interior designers who can recommend and purchase solutions for commercial buildings. It features the latest news and research on trends within commercial design. SI seeks to stay ahead of the trends and implement them within our designs.

Associated Builders and Contractors http://www.abc.org/

This trade association “helps chapter members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work” and represents every aspect of the construction industry. They are an advocacy group that represents the industry to the three branches of the US government and seeks to offer opportunities for education and workforce development within its chapters.

The Architects’ Journal UK http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/

“The Architects’ Journal is the voice of architecture in Britain. They sit at the heart of the debate about British architecture and British cities, and form opinions across the whole construction industry on design-related matters.”

Office Snap Shops http://officesnapshots.com/

Exactly what this website sounds like, it is a gallery of the world’s most architecturally interesting and creative office spaces. They are the leading online resource for the office design community. SI seeks to always offer the most innovative, visually interesting office design solutions and we love to flip through the snapshots.

Archinect Magazine http://archinect.com/

Leading online resource for architecture students, educators and professionals, driven by the goal to make architecture open-minded, and to bring architects from all over the world together to be able to learn from each other and inspire creativity.

Design Intelligence http://www.di.net/

Bi-monthly report that spotlights emerging trends and management practices. Indepth industry research on trends in architecture, real estate and design, technology benchmarks, sustainable design and the best design and architecture schools in the US. As SI promotes LEED certification among its many areas of specialty, Design Intelligence is of particular interest to our team.

Fast Company Design http://www.fastcodesign.com/

Website filled with some of the most innovative design available today. Watch a Disney illustrator draw The Little Mermaid in 3D using a wand and a visor. Their focus is on innovative media brand, technology, ethical economics, leadership and design, with the most progressive business leaders in mind. SI sees itself much in the same way, with efforts to offer the most progressive high density storage solutions and high end furniture design using LEED certification as its guide to sustainable and eco-friendly compliance. Fast Company always presents creative ideas and food for thought for our design team.

The Architect’s Newspaper http://archpaper.com/

This resource reaches a wide variety of designers on a full range of media outlets. Information is geared toward architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, academics, developers, and contractors – anyone involved in the development of urban design, and the information appears in print, on their website, Twitter, blog and in their newsletter.

Hospitality Design News http://www.hospitalitydesign.com/

This magazine, published 10 times a year, caters to the hospitality industry, connecting contractors, buyers, and designers with hotels, resorts, restaurants among others through trade shows and conferences.

Contract Design magazine http://www.contractdesign.com/

A publication dedicated to providing information to architects, designers, and interior design professionals on the latest product and product development trends, as well as emerging business and technology trends. They also cover events for the industry.

World Architecture News http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/

Website that shares the trends and achievements in the architecture world from around the world. News is broken down by region, spotlighting upcoming events, a one-stop resource for the 21st century architect who’s designs and clients beckon sustainability, and new products and materials.

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