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More stories about Daylighting

  • tech meets tradition

    Floor-to-ceiling windows along two walls are the first hint that this master bathroom remodel was designed for an adventurous person. The client, say architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA, and Julie Hacker, AIA, is a “very interesting guy who owns a telecommunications company and collects English Arts &...

  • texas chill

    Arthur Andersson, AIA, looked to Southwestern cliff dwellings when designing Block 21 in Austin, Texas. The mixed-use project contains the television studios and performance venue for “Austin City Limits,” office and retail space topped by a W hotel, and private residences.

  • spin control

    Rising above the sun-drenched skyline of Miami's Design District, COR aspires to green heights for renewable energy use, water conservation, and indoor air quality. In fact, when the 400-foot tower is completed, it will be the city's first sustainable, mixed-use condominium project, says architect...

  • glass play

    Like the kitchen downstairs, the loft's master bathroom draws natural light from a single source—this time from the window wall in the adjacent bedroom. A double-wide doorway with a frosted glass sliding door facilitates the flow.

  • light duty

    Architect Heather McKinney enhances the limited amount of natural light in her kitchen by using aluminum-framed frosted glass doors, clear glass shelves and artificial lighting.

  • let there be light

    My family thinks if the sun has set outside, then it's time to use every available watt to illuminate the interior of the house. I, on the other hand, believe ambient light inside the house should follow the circadian rhythm of the day.

  • necessary good

    A lot of change has occurred recently in the design and construction industries. It's a palpable change that manifests itself in client meetings, site visits, and the media. Headlines like “America Goes Green” and “A Sustainable Future” grace our desks. W

  • bluff calling

    The restaurateurs who own this Colorado home wanted a house that could absorb entertaining on a grand scale while also serving as a quiet refuge for their family of six. A 12-acre parcel of ranchland edged by sandstone bluffs gives them the peace they see

  • on the boards: above it all

    With the Q, a minimalist tower draped in glass, Jonathan Segal, FAIA, is taking his ideas for energy-sipping design to a new level. Segal plans to spend $11 million—his biggest investment so far—to construct the seven-story building in San Diego's Little

  • sources

    Product information from RADA 2007's winning projects.