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What I Learned While Building a House

What I Learned While Building a House

Working with MASS Design Group in Rwanda Michelle Benoit learns about more than just architecture.

January 2013
A New Way of Designing: Part 2

A New Way of Designing: Part 2

Entering a competition sometimes requires taking a completely different approach.

January 2013
On the Periphery

On the Periphery

How lighting can be used to establish a sense of wellbeing and a desired emotional tone

January 2013
A New Humanism: Part 6

A New Humanism: Part 6

Paying attention to our abiding search for refuge and prospect

January 2013
The Green Team Part 7: From Field to Park

The Green Team Part 7: From Field to Park

Orchestrating digging times and planting windows

January 2013
Empowered by Light and Shadow

Empowered by Light and Shadow

Mijeong Shin uses Feng Shui to design lighting fixtures that counteract some of the most common illnesses that affect millions each year

January 2013
Lift 20 lbs, Get Light!

Lift 20 lbs, Get Light!

Turning gravity in a source of light and helping those in need.

January 2013
An Appreciation of Niemeyer

An Appreciation of Niemeyer

Brazilian architecture is devoted to Niemeyer. How does that effect the architecture of the country as a whole?

December 2012
Inter-school Collaboration

Inter-school Collaboration

With Empowerhouse, students from various schools have designed a passive home in Washington D.C.

December 2012
Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Design firms can wish everyone a happy holiday with an e-card, and make their environmental footprint a little bit smaller.

December 2012

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