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    PIANO'S BEYELER FOUNDATION MUSEUM

    Modern-art collector Ernst Beyeler wanted a tranquil, naturally lit environment for his paintings, despite conventional wisdom that would exclude all sunlight from most art collections. He had been impressed by the building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano for the Menil Collection — a nonmonumental space open to contact with nature, facilitating a direct and relaxed relationship between visitor and artifact.

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    NATURALLY COOL CONVENTION CENTER

    Echoing the shape of bridges arcing over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A sail-like roof is suspended from steel cables over the four-story riverfront building.

    The dramatic form designed by architect Rafael Viñoly Architects is more than visually striking, however. The sweeping roof channnels river breezes and creates a degree of natural ventilation that is extraordinary for a building of this type and size.

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    National Experts Cite Prevention as Key to Indoor Air Quality — Aerias, LLC, 2003.1105

    NRDC Office Showcase for Environmentally Savvy Design — Santa Monica Mirror, 2003.1104

    Light and Learning in Eugene — Oregonian, 2003.1102

    It Is Easy Being Green — EDC, 2003.1101

    Perspectives on Sustainable Design — EDC, 2003.1101

    Look Who's Talking... — Metropolis, 2003.11 Edition

    New Program Improves Resource Efficiency — Con.WEB, 2003.1029

    Winners of the First BetterBricks Awards — BetterBricks press release, 2003.1024

    EPA Honors NREL-Sponsored Habitat for Humanity Home — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2003.1021

    Fire down Below — Daily Camera, 2003.1020

    Forest District Thinks Green — Daily Southtown, 2003.1019

    Government Details Efforts to Go Green — AIArchitect, 2003.1017

    XsunX Announces Solar Electric Architecture Initiative — XsunX Press Release at PrimeZone, 2003.1014

    Glasgow is Historic, Renewed and Clean — New York Times, 2003.1014

    Thinking Green — Boston Business Journal, 2003.1013

    Private Builder Reaches Green Milestone — Sacramento Business Journal, 2003.1013

    Moving Toward Sustainability — Interior Design, 2003.1013

    20 Schools Named 2005 Solar Decathletes — AIArchitect, 2003.1010

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