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23 Feb Lens Ceiling

The Lens Ceiling is a unique public artwork that is the focal point of the Special Proceedings Courtroom of the new Federal Building and US Courthouse in Phoenix, designed by Richard Meier & Partners. This delicate, suspended cable structure is a spherical form intersecting a…

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23 Feb Lichthof Façade and Roof

The design of the Lichthof Façade in the German Foreign Office in Berlin creates a physical and symbolic threshold. Transparent but at the same time a boundary, the ambiguity inherent in using glass as a metaphor for openness is made explicit. Conceived by the architects…

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23 Feb Time Warner Building

To match the scale of the enclosed volumes within and restore a sense of the urban street grid, JCDA conceived the largest cable-net wall ever built: its width matching the width of 59th Street. JCDA, working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, developed a complete scheme…

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23 Feb Light Portal

The Light Portal is a fully-integrated public artwork within a huge infrastructure project using available daylight and light captured from car headlights to connect the pedestrian routes around the site. The new tunnel entrance for the main highway up the Eastern Seaboard creates a void…

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23 Feb Moire Tower

The conventional views of the surrounding landscape are layered with their own reflections as well as the optical pixelating effect created by the grid patterns on the glass of the Moiré Stair Tower. The new Deutsche Post headquarters was designed by Murphy Jahn Architects as…

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23 Feb Glass Tube Field

A field of glass tubes inventively support a curtain wall between two new buildings by Foster + Partners, pushing the boundaries of glass. The project was initiated as a concept design to help define the public space in between two new buildings adjacent to the…

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23 Feb Light Tunnel

This simple architectural and narrative device simultaneously defines and unites the old Reichsbank Building that has been renovated as the German Foreign Ministry and its new extension. The spaces are linked by the Light Tunnel that is a liminal space between past and present, old…

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23 Feb Rachofsky Screen

The Rachofsky Screen is a subtle divider that is a passive transmitter of reflected and transmitted images. The Rachofsky Residence, designed by Richard Meier & Partners (1994-96) includes a gallery space for the display of the client’s extensive collection of modern art objects and an…

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23 Feb Solar Light Pipe

The Solar Light Pipe makes the rhythm of the day and seasons perceptible by reflecting the changing light conditions within the building itself. The Solar Light Pipe is a Carpenter / Norris project, which introduces daylight deep into the building through its tall and narrow…

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