Canoa: Design tools and marketplaces to help create low-carbon offices
Providing an end-to-end design and construction framework for creating low-carbon workplaces, Canoa is a market-incorporated design tool aimed at reducing the environmental impact of commercial interiors. Operated on the principles of the circular economy, Canoa uses its products for as long as possible, designs waste, helps conserve natural resources, while allowing companies, designers, and suppliers to carry out commercial modifications. We aim to support you.
Canoa was named one of Archdaily’s best new practices in 2021 and was founded in 2019 by designer and entrepreneur Federico Negro with the goal of providing an environmentally friendly working environment for a wide range of businesses. It is a start-up company based. Canoa is an inter-company market for low-carbon office products, from furniture to lighting and accessories. The company focuses on providing traceable materials and manufacturing that can be easily moved and reused for conscious and durable furniture and prefabricated units.
Canoa allows designers to quickly test and iterate workplace layouts to get live overviews of cost, efficiency, and environmental metrics, while allowing real estate managers to track inventory. The company addresses the need for comprehensive information on the environmental impact of furniture products while embracing the modern spirit of reuse. Canoa promotes a business model that promotes waste reduction by leveraging post-residential support and introducing as little material as possible into the workplace design.
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Unlike previous generations, today’s consumers […] Requesting more information about the products they use. This is already seen in the food industry, fashion, textiles, consumer goods and more. The world is changing and transparency is rapidly becoming a corporate requirement. Society will soon expect us to have as much furniture, reading corners, buildings, neighborhoods, transportation and cities as we do with coffee and sneakers.
Canoa provides a design platform for space planning and inventory management in the form of a subscription-based in-browser app. This allows multiple team members to plan and share workplace layout ideas. All 2D blocks placed within the floorplan layout are real-life, affordable furniture objects and accessories that adhere to item measurements and specifications. Canoa contains a product catalog that introduces products with low carbon footprints from various manufacturers and provides detailed information about the products. These products are also featured in a carefully selected collection to speed up the design process.
Another important feature is the occupancy schedule, which provides the possibility of tracking occupancy targets, and the cost per workstation unit. This allows designers to measure the efficiency of floor plan layouts at a glance and evaluate the spatial and programmatic composition of their designs. In addition, layouts created in Canoa can be exported as CAD drawings for inclusion in the project’s documentation.
Perhaps the most innovative aspect of Canoa is the seamless transition from design to actual deployment. The platform simplifies the procurement process by generating updated quantity and cost invoices while providing ordering and tracking opportunities from multiple vendors. The ordering feature is only available in the United States, but for now Canoa can be used as a co-design tool around the world.
Canoa’s design tools allow companies to integrate their office standards into their designs, allow real estate managers to manage inventory, and provide easy access to costs through product specifications, repair information, and product use. increase. Kanoa also offers a market for second-hand items that act as an intermediary between companies changing offices, with the goal of reducing waste and keeping items economically longer.
We have a new transparent and efficient business model to provide newly rehabilitated buildings for both the private and public sectors, but for billions of people who do not yet have them a healthy work and living environment. We believe that it is extremely important to tackle the challenge of providing, without irresponsible depletion of natural resources. -Canoe
Designer Federico Negro started Canoa in response to the failure of the AEC sector in its current commitment to environmental issues. Technology and design were Negro’s early concerns and became involved in disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina changed her view of architectural contributions to climate change. His first startup, CASE, was acquired by WeWork in 2015 with a focus on developing design technology for the built environment business. -Workplace occupancy perspective designed by the company. Kanoa was born out of a desire to contribute to the decarbonization of office buildings and bring transparency to the furniture, lighting and interior prefabricated system industry. The company has just launched a private beta for designers at work and is constantly expanding its catalog and features.
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