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Cook + Fox Architects Office, New York, USA

What is the LEED Certification?

C+F (Cook and Fox) is an architectural studio, founded by Rich Cook and Robert Fox in 2003. Located in Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, Cook + Fox Architects is the first LEED Platinum-certified building in New York City (awarded in 2006, in the Category of Commercial Interiors). The construction was completed in 2006. It occupies 1114 square meters in a 1765 square-meter penthouse. 334 square meters “green” flexible roof of the building absorbs stormwater, with a waterproofing system installed. Building materials are recycled. The waterless urinals cut down water usage to a great extent. The C+F studio is famous for designing the Bank of America Tower, Live Work Home and Henry Miller’s Theatre, and is a leader in sustainable design. The studio makes use of principles and methods, deeply rooted in nature, including the concepts of biomimicry (the mimicking of life using imitation biological systems) and biophilia (an innate love for the natural world, supposed to be felt universally by humankind).

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