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A table is generally considered a rather utilitarian piece of furniture. But what if your dining table did more than act as a flat surface upon which to serve meals or spread out work? 281 more words

Mecc Interiors

Susanne Seitinger - Interview

Susanne Seitinger, you went from studying urban planning to being a researcher in the Smart Cities group at the MIT Media Lab and now Senior Technologist at Philips Color Kinetics: how did your interest in lighting develop? 989 more words


Winter Tomatoes: Growing Green Indoors

By Nicole Delmage, Associate

In the beginning we knew that working on a new residence for ceramic artists Michael and Nancy Linsley was going to be a creative adventure. 1,038 more words


Peter Erskine


“The rainbow is a very deep memory for humans. It has been coded into our genetic material over millions of years.

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Public Art

SOLAR HOME :: E-CUBE (Belgium, solar decathlon 2011)

Ghent University’s E-Cube is an affordable, do-it-yourself building kit for a solar-powered house that is pre-engineered, factory-built, and easily assembled without special skills.
The house begins with a starter unit, which can be upgraded with enhancements to the PV system and interior finishes as well as with extensions to the living space. 53 more words


Off Grid Home in Extremadura by Ábaton

Off Grid Home in Extremadura
Architects: Ábaton
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Completed: 2013

I am always interested in projects that showcase reuse, sustainability and energy efficiency, and this house seems to have them all in spades. 156 more words



Sandeep Ahuja

Graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Sandeep Ahuja is a researcher at Perkins + Will. After finishing her undergraduate degree in architecture, she is focusing her studies on high performance buildings. 146 more words