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 •  August 10, 2016

Philips Lighting has launched the latest in its indoor vertical farming experiments, with trials at two Japanese facilities—with one growing 12,000 heads of lettuce a day under horticultural LED lighting technology. Indoor farming is a growing trend in urban centers, where farmland is not prevalent. A wide variety of herbs and greens can be...

Inhabitat

 •  March 24, 2016

Built on a sloped site, the 1,920-square-foot Mood Ring House sports an eye-catching “T” shape largely informed by site constraints and budget. The building was carefully placed to preserve two existing trees and to optimize northern light from a clerestory window as well as landscape views from the south and west. The top-heavy building...

Inhabitat

 •  April 20, 2015

Alberto Saggia & Valerio Sommella – Kushi Table and Kushi Suspension (2015)
Kushi lamps—available as a table lamp or a suspension lamp—are opal diffusers made of two layers of mouth-blown glass. Kushi’s evocative shape, smooth curves and metallic stalk are suggestive of an apple.
Arturo Alvarez – Blum Floor Lamp (2015)
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Inhabitat

 •  March 23, 2015

Philips Lighting just announced that they were selected to conduct a massive overhaul of over 5,000 streetlights in Poland’s historic “floating garden” city of Szczecin. The city plans to replace over half its streetlights with LEDs, which will be connected through a remote management system to control brightness and provide automatic alerts as to ...

Inhabitat

 •  February 20, 2015

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As well as providing for its own energy needs with a rooftop solar array, 435 Indio produces zero carbon emissions. As part of its energy-independent design, the office space uses a solar-powered smart lighting control system that adjusts ambient light at every fixture. During the day, the interior is illuminated with optimal natural ...