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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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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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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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Light and Nature – Singapore Light Festival

The annual Singapore Light Festival recently opened with this year’s theme of “Light and Nature.” Set at the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are created by artists from Singapore and around the world and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Additionally, many in the community participate in the 

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Swedish City is Getting a New ‘Living Room’

Växjö, a city in southern Sweden, is getting a new building which will be both a train station and city hall. The winning proposal is described by its architects, White Arkitekter, as a new “living room.” With a predominately glass exterior and wooden interior, the 150,000 ...

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Lufthansa Debuts Innovative Lighting

Lufthansa will be the first airline worldwide to use a range of different settings for the on-board lighting of the A350-900 which are designed to fit with the day and night-time biorhythms of their passengers. Any passengers who have ever traveled across a number of time zones will know the problem - your body clock gets out of sync. With the introduction of Lufthansa's new ...

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Dubai’s Dynamic Tower

David Fisher proposed his ‘Dynamic Tower’ back in 2008. Architectural film, Dynamic Group, has announced that the innovative project will finally be built in Dubai by 2020. It will be the world’s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column. The 80-story building will give the residents of its luxury apartments the ability to control the ...

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