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    Continuous Study

    Harvard University's campus services team continues to learn from—and improve on—its own building.

     
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    Packaged for Performance

    Weather, vapor, and air barriers protect buildings and their occupants—but when should each be used?

     
  • St Marys Hospital in British Columbia, designed by Perkins  Will and Farrow Partnership Architects, drew inspiration from the First Nations' traditions. The form mimics a bent-box from the culture that is used to hold precious items.

    A Container for Healing

    In British Columbia, St. Mary's Hospital draws inspiration from Sechelt First Nations traditions.

     
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    Taking a Load Off

    Concrete floor decks become lighter and thinner when filled with BubbleDeck’s trays of hollow plastic balls.

     
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    LEDs

    LEDs have transformed the way we illuminate our buildings. Here is a macrolevel look at the microscopic processes use to make these revolutionary chips.

     
  • The old-school concept gets a modern upgrade as an LED news ticker scrolls headlines on the office façade, which blends an addition and a renovated 1927 Art Deco warehouse. Although some observers have used the new headquarters to revive the long-standing debate over public funding of radio and television, the building itself was funded by the sales of NPRs old office, tax-free bonds, and donations.

    All (Sustainable) Things Considered

    NPR's new headquarters celebrates history, innovation, and the joining of old and new media in a high-performance building that's headed for LEED Gold.

     
  • The 28th Street Apartments reconnect a historic YMCA building from Paul Revere Williams to its South Los Angeles neighborhood, and combines the existing building with a five-story addition.

    It’s Still Fun to Stay

    With a high-performance renovation and addition, a historic YMCA building reclaims its place in a South Los Angeles community.

     
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    Is Denser Always Better?

    A tale of two cities.

     
  • PARK(ing) Day 2012 in Philadelphia featured 60 parklets across the city, including this one in the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

    Park It, Pal

    How one hard-nosed city is learning to love parklets.