In a quest to create a cutting-edge lounge and bar environment that would incorporate interactive components and digital art to entertain guests, entrepreneurs Jason Freiman, Peter Gogarty, and Nick Podesta combined their business and design talents to open Lumen in downtown Chicago in May 2007.
Mazama Capital Management, New York City
Tasked with bringing a sense of the Pacific Northwest to a historic building in midtown Manhattan, architecture and interior design firm Tobin+Parnes Design Enterprises (TPDE) created a functional, contemporary office space on the 37th floor in the landmark Seagram Building for Portland...
U.S. Capitol Dome Goes Green
A plan is in motion as part of that program to update the exterior lighting scheme used to illuminate the Capitol Dome to improve efficiency, color, and maintenance.
The lighting schemes for three commemorative structures in the Washington, D.C., area
East Meets West
Much is at stake in the fast-paced world of high fashion as design houses compete for brand recognition and customer loyalty.
Art Plus Light
Architect Renzo Piano has a way with light. It is what has kept museum directors and trustees beating a path to his offices in Paris and Genoa since the 1987 opening of The Menil Collection in Houston.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Conceived as a series of shifting stacked volumes wrapped in aluminum mesh, the New Museum of Contemporary Art is a vertical study in place-making.
Government Square Transit Center, Cincinnati
Government Square has served as downtown Cincinnati's main transit exchange for more than 100 years. However, its previous major renovation, which occurred in the late 1960s, was in dire need of a facelift. The existing design mainly catered to bus traffic, treating the buses as the primary user of...
Amazing Glass: Part Three, Creative Potential
This is the third article in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. In this final installment, design ideas involving glass and light are reviewed.
Amazing Glass: Part Two, Glass as a Medium
This is the second in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. Part one, which appeared in the July/Aug 2007 issue, examined conventional building glass as it affects daylight and daylighting. Here, part two, discusses glass as a medium for lighting and lighting...