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  • Insulation That Works

    In more than 25 years of consulting with builders on ways to avoid callbacks, Steve Easley has spent his time solving problems related the heat and moisture transfer, because this is where builders — even very good builders who deliver well-appointed homes to the coastal elite — most often get...

  • Green Building: Island Solar

    At South Mountain, a 100% worker-owned remodeling firm on Martha's Vineyard, employee-owner Phil Forest has discovered that venturing into renewables — including energy audits, solar electric panels, solar water heaters, and wind-turbine generators — fills a niche in the building business that is...

  • Weather Barriers for Coastal Conditions

    According to general contractor Bill Robinson, the building industry is going through a renaissance of sorts when it comes to weather protection. He predicts that as the current best practices become standardized, even more detailed requirements will be brought back to the codes. And that's a good...

  • Church, Going

    Stricken by falling attendance and a major scandal, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is closing 65 parishes. As other cities grapple with the same problem, what becomes of America's urban churches?

  • 3555 Hayden

    The research-intensive firm of Eric Owen Moss Architects layers a swelling rooftop addition onto a warehouse.

  • RBT Student Light Fixture Competition

    It seems fitting that a design competition open to college students should focus on a dorm room. That was the challenge of the 2007 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Competition—to create an attractive, durable dorm room light fixture to address students' general living and study needs.

  • Outside Is Inside

    Exploring lighting's impact on the spatial parameters of an elevator cab was the focus of this studio at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany. 

  • Light and Shadow

    Started as a studio project and then continued as her Master Thesis, Marta Felizardo's work explores the dynamic quality of light, the interplay of light and shadow, and how these same qualities might be applied to electric sources.

  • 24-Hour Scholar's Library

    This team collaboration, for the design of a scholar's library, locates the envisioned project on an actual site in New York City—13th Street and Fifth Avenue.

  • Union Square

    Union Square in the heart of New York City has long been a central gathering place for individuals and families for relaxation, play, performance, and social protest. The density of this urban space is further enhanced as a result of the major subway transit hub located under the park, and the...