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Breathing Lights Bring Life to Abandoned Buildings

In October and November 2016, nightly from 6pm – 10pm, Breathing Lights illuminated the windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, New York. Warm light filled each window with a diffuse glow that mimicked the gentle rhythm of human breathing ...

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A Splendid Mirage

It’s rare that we get a break from the business, but when we do, we love to hop in the car and head to Palm Springs. It’s a modernist mecca for design, so we never fail to be inspired by what we see, either out in the landscape or inside the town’s amazing shops, galleries and maker spaces. On our last trip, we were ...

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LED Street Art Illuminates an Alley in Philadelphia

Like a rebel taking its own path, Percy Street breaks from Philadelphia’s orderly grid, curving into sort of a ‘J’ shape. Sections of the street are in seclusion and this has made it a haven for illicit activities. With the support of the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, as well as input from the  ...

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Neon in London - Cerith Wyn Evans

Made from over a mile of neon lighting and configured into straight lines, sweeping curves and spiraling shapes, Forms in Space . . . by Light (in Time) gloriously hangs suspended throughout the grand neoclassical hall at London's ...

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Lotte World Tower in Seoul

Knocking One World Trade Center out of the world’s top five tallest buildings is the new Lotte World Tower, which opened to the public April 3, 2017. This 123 floor, solar powered building in Seoul, Korea has additional record breaking features: World’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, fastest elevator, and the highest ...

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Le Corbusier’s Color: As Vital as Water and Fire

An extremely rare first edition of Le Corbusier’s 1931 interactive design guide Polychromie Architecturale: Die Farbenklaviaturen was recently up for auction at New York’s Swann Auction Galleries. The book includes pop-up and pull-out sections, based on his approach to color. It was originally created for Swiss ...

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San Francisco’s Expressive Lights of Color

San Francisco’s City Hall has been lit in various colors for years , but recently to celebrate the 100th birthday of City Hall, a new lighting system was installed. The old system was installed during the mid-1990s, following damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. City workers climbed onto the balconies, ledges and roof of City Hall to install colored gels ...

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Magical Color for the Mundane and Ordinary

In most cities across the world, there are plenty of ordinary buildings that don’t stand out. Paul Eis, a German photographer, thinks these buildings make the perfect canvas. Displayed on his Instagram account, the_architecture_photographer, Eis adds in bright colors, turning these structures into magical ...

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Subterranean Park in New York City

An innovative subterranean New York City park is scheduled to open in 2021. The Lowline park will be carved out of an abandoned historic underground trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of the city. LED lighting and remote skylight technology will assist in growing a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables – and to do it energy-efficiently ...

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