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More stories about Daylighting

  • Velux Daylighting Initiatives

  • The Future Looks Bright

    As we assembled the content for this issue on daylighting, I have not been able to get the image of the Pantheon in Rome out of my head. Just say the word “daylighting” and my mind automatically leaps to that iconic interior image of the temple's coffered ceiling and oculus with a shaft of light...

  • Where Have All the A-Frames Gone?

    If human scale is as essential to good design as architects say it is, the classic 1960s A-frame got it just right. You can confirm this by putting a ladder against an interior gable-end wall and climbing until your head is nestled snugly in the peak, as if you were wearing the structure like a...

  • LightFair Keynote Speakers Announced

    Keynote speakers during Lightfair 2008's Daylighting Institute have been announced. They include: Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday of the Light Up The World Foundation and David Gottfried of WorldBuild. Visit

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Connecting Gutter Downspouts to Footing Drains

    Q: Can gutter downspouts be connected to 4-inch pipes that lead to footing drains? The footing drains eventually terminate at daylight, away from the house.

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    Exterior trim; housewrap

  • Tubular Daylighting Devices Added to MasterFormat

    At the urging of industry advocates, the Construction Specifications Institute's (CSI) MasterFormat, a structured hierarchy of divisions and subsections that standardize information for construction project manuals, will now include a subsection on tubular daylighting devices (TDDs): subsection 08...

  • Water + Life Campus

    Lehrer, principal of Los Angeles–based Lehrer Architects, joined forces with architect Mark Gangi and his brother, developer/ construction manager Frank Gangi, in a design/build partnership that came together specifically to work on the Diamond Valley Lake museums.