The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #534
What is the common term for high-voltage tubing (HVT)?
High-voltage tubing (HVT) is better known as neon. Its color is created by passing artificial lightning through a glass tube that is filled with an inert gas and coated with phosphors.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Sidewalks are colored at night by a pulsing LED skin on the Dream Cube pavilion in Shanghai, designed by Yung Ho Chang and ESI Design for the 2010 World Expo.
Photo: Basil Childers/ Courtesy ESI Design