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  • A History of Eel-Grass Insulation

    A remodeler encountering a layer of Cabot's Quilt inside an old building might mistake it for the tattered remnants of a Hawaiian grass skirt -- hastily stuffed into a wall, perhaps, during a police raid of some Prohibition-era costume party.

  • Rammed-Earth Construction in the Modern Age

    Rammed-earth walls used to be elementary.

  • Reflections on Reconstructing an Old Barn

    The materials for this project arrived on the job the usual way — via truck delivery — but that was pretty much where any resemblance to a normal job ended.

  • Hillside Elevators

    Waterfront property never goes out of style, and everyone likes a spectacular building site perched on high ground.

  • 2011 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Jury Members

    Four jurors selected this year's AL Design Awards winners.

  • 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.

  • Best Use of Color - Queens Theatre in the Park Addition and Renovation

    One of three structures designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair held in Queens, New York, the open-air Theaterama has become the main civic theater for the borough.

  • Weatherization Skills Competition

    Weatherizing older homes is hard, isolating, and often thankless work.

  • Artist-Renovator Makes Tile-By-Number Mosaics

    When artist-renovator Doug Hopkins arrived at the kitchen and bath phase of his first remodeling project, he decided to make his own decorative tiles for the showers, baths, kitchen counters, and wood-stove surrounds.

  • Geothermal Sources: The Blessing and the Curse

    Free underground heat