Light and Sound


Lighting Products

Five Material Mashups to Remix Spaces

Glass, wood, metal, and electronics contribute their individual strengths to unexpected material pairings in this collection of multifaceted finishes and furnishings.

Six Design Elements and Finishes We Dig

This week: the furniture, surfaces, and lighting that got the ARCHITECT staff talking.

How Good Design Will Make a Better Energy-Efficient Bulb

One U.K. lighting manufacturer is making high-end design its value proposition for its growing line of CFL lamps and accessories.

Blackburn, Tracy Glover

These hand-blown glass diffusers are offered as multi-lamp fixtures or pendants.

Seven Designs That Light Up a Room

Tired of fluorescent tubes? Try these stylish pendants and fixtures.

Six Artisan Wares to Customize Your Project Creatively

Create conversation with these stand-out artisan and luxury pieces.

Schwarzes Gold, Ingo Schuppler

This luminaire shows green design is worth its weight in gold.

Cap Off Your Project With These Six Seats and Surfaces

These purposeful chairs let users get cozy in style. Plus, a ceiling system that blocks noise and offers ready access to the systems it shields.

Alucobond Media, Traxon Technologies

These LED architectural panels brighten facades.

Manuka, David Trubridge

A team effort produced this luminaire, based on the blossoms of a tree indigenous to New Zealand.

Product: Orotund, Flos

The circular form of this ultramodern luminaire casts a unique glow.

Six Products with Geometries to Design For

This week’s roundup includes seating, lighting, and tiles whose unique forms turn everyday objects into architectural elements.


Audio-Visual Equipment


HGA and Acoustic Dimensions Design a Versatile Performance Space for Macalester College

An architect-drummer and acoustician-trumpeter update a 1960s concert hall with a versatile acoustical shell.

Product: Stewart Filmscreen Jumbo, Jumbo Graphite

"The big screen" takes on a whole new meaning with this shatterproof projection platform.


Product: Planar Systems Mosaic

Flat LCD display panels to create a composite video wall system



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