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    2011 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Postscript

    Daylighting is one of the most challenging lighting strategies to implement. This year, the jury was torn between two projects that it felt exemplified different thinking about daylighting design—the poetic and the functional.

  • Special Citation - Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C.

    Transparency and luminosity underscore this new two-story library in Washington, D.C.'s southwest neighborhood of Anacostia.

  • Lighting

    New lighting from the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair.

  • The Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Chicago is illuminated by the natural light that filters through three walls of varying-sized glass block.

    Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    Chicago/John Ronan Architects

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    Energy and Daylighting Modeling Software

    Energy and daylighting modeling software: four designers offer their preferences for daylighting modeling software tools.

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    Titus EOS Energy-Harvesting Diffuser

    Solar-powered diffuser with an intelligent logic system.

  • 3M Architectural Markets

    Films and LED fixtures to aid in architectural daylighting.

  • AIA COTE 2011 Top Ten Green Projects: Livestrong Foundation

    A rehabilitated warehouse becomes commercial office space in Austin, Texas, designed by Lake|Flato Architects.

  • AIA COTE 2011 Top Ten Green Projects: Cherokee Studio

    A mixed-use project in Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

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    Light Meter

    Using the right lighting calculation tools can affect a project's success or failure, so how do designers choose the right ones for the job?



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