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The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDING pulse / August 27, 2013
Specifying high-performance products is tricky business, with a wide range of variables to consider such as embodied energy, toxic and non-toxic content, recycled materials, durability, price, and aesthetics. In this conversation from Architect LIVE on the exposition hall floor at the 2013 American Institute of Architects’ National Convention in Denver, sustainability consultant Valerie Walsh of Walsh Sustainability Group and Katie Weeks, editor-in-chief of ecobuildingpulse.com, discuss various issues around building products and their environmental claims, with a focus on greenwashing in this three part video series.
Elizabeth Donoff / Architectural Lighting / August 1, 2013
Once again, the projects submitted to the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards did not disappoint. The best of the best, these project represent architectural lighting at the top of its game.
Once again, the projects submitted to the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards did not disappoint. Diversity in project location, design thinking, and technical problem solving characterized the pool of more than 80 international entries. The jury, a group of leading architects and lighting designers (read more about them on page 50), deliberated for two-and-a-half days. The projects on the pages that follow are the results of their intense project reviews and discussions.
The best of the best, these projects represent architectural lighting design at the top of its game. Successful aesthetic responses are merely one part of the winning design equation; technical prowess is another. Still, it’s not just the use of the latest luminaires or leading-edge technologies that set these projects apart, it’s the willingness of the design teams to research and explore the options. Often that means designing a custom luminaire, or using a lighting methodology in a way that it was not originally intended.
At its heart, design is about being curious, and it’s that sense of inquisitiveness that has led to these design solutions that transform our spaces and our experiences.
The New Media Internship Foundation Series profiles the Editors-in- Chief of Hanley Wood’s industry leading digital and print products. This video features Amy Albert of CUSTOM HOME.