World-Class Restaurant Lights Up in Beijing

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World-Class Restaurant Lights Up in Beijing

Cascading glass and light come together in a dramatic restaurant design at the site of this year’s summer Olympics. French architect Imaad Rahmouni used LEDs and spotlights with hand-blown glass spheres to create a 3-D effect in Beijing’s Klubb Rouge restaurant, donned in red.
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A Place that Performs

The new California State University Northridge Performing Arts Center will feature theatres and a concert hall with flexible acoustics, audio, and lighting for fine arts performers of all kinds. A dramatic glass lobby wall, a sweeping staircase, and a rooftop terrace will provide aesthetic appeal for the facility, scheduled for completion in 2010.
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Light as Air
White LEDS—among other unique architectural lighting elements—make their mark at Haus im Haus, a new addition to the Hamburg, Germany, Börsenhalle, a stock exchange building home to the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Composed largely of steel and glass, the 15,000-square-foot structure features efficient and flexible lighting and historic, arched windows that provide daylight and give the building a transparent, reflective character.
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God’s House Goes Green
In addition to saving nearly $20,000 a year with geothermal heating and cooling, a Champaign, IL, church addition will introduce flat screen televisions to project announcements and video Bible lessons. Natural light will also play a role in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a city park in part of the sanctuary.
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IRMA America Gets New Facility
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HDR and CUH2A to Merge
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