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  • Peering Into the Floating World

    Japanese architects and designers integrate materials and light.

  • 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.

  • Let Freedom Shine

    At the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, a subtly glowing electric lighting scheme beckons visitors on Independence Mall.

  • Geothermal Sources: The Blessing and the Curse

    Free underground heat

  • Pool On the Water

    Tillett Lighting Design's scheme for a public pool—on a barge floating on New York City's rivers—keeps views open to the surrounding cityscape.

  • Border Lines

    Light plays a critical role in meeting both the design and security requirements for U.S. land port of entry stations.

  • GSA Regional Field Office Building

    A secondary glass façade provides sun shading and softens visual boundaries.

  • Staining Steel Garage Doors to Look Like Wood

    As the owners of a San Clemente, Calif., specialty painting company called Rags 2 Rich's, husband-and-wife team Rich Howe and Cindy Miller do a wide range of faux-finish work, including convincing renderings of masonry, plaster, and marble.

  • DOE Modifies L•Prize PAR 38 Competition Requirements

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to modify the competition requirements for the L Prize's PAR 38 category. On Jan. 5, the DOE temporarily suspended the PAR 38 portion of the competition, and entries will not be accepted until that category reopens in May. The 60W replacement...

  • Snake-Infested Idaho House

    It was a story to gladden the heart of an editor or blogger facing a slow news day: The nice-looking little house had been marked down from $175,000 to $109,200 because it was infested with ... snakes.