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    ART UNDER GLASS, UNDERGROUND

    In the middle of a lush, mountainside forest in Japan is a five-story structure with only a half story above ground. Yet the Pola Museum of Art in Kanagawa prefecture treats visitors to the lower floors with abundant daylight. This is because much of the building, even part of its structure, is made of glass. Designed by Koichi Yasuda, Ken Kannari, and Masao Nishioka of the Tokyo firm Nikken Sekkei Ltd., the building has won the 2003 DuPont Benedictus Award for its innovative application of laminated glass.

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    GREENING ROOFTOPS

    Green roofs topped with soil and living plants have well known benefits to the buildings beneath them. They provide thermal and sound insulation and can prolong roof life. They also offer healthful benefits to their urban surroundings.

    So says Steven Peck, executive director of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Other potential benefits of so-called "naturalized" rooftops include stormwater management, urban food production, air pollution reduction, and urban heat island temperature modification.

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    LIGHTFAIR 2003

    Le Corbusier said that architecture's forms are revealed in light. Seeking to hone their skills in the art and science of how electric and natural light are projected, splashed, and cast onto and into buildings, thousands of architects, engineers, and lighting designers attended the 14th annual Lightfair International trade show and conference in New York in May 2003.

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