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In harnessing solar energy, the usual approach is to bolt an array of panels onto the roof of a building and plug it in. But recent advances such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) allow designers to incorporate solar cells seamlessly into a building's exterior.

Canadian glass artist Sarah Hall is taking this idea in a novel direction by using solar technology to create a striking contemporary version of stained glass that illuminates the aesthetic potential of PV.   (Published in the Context department 2012.0606)


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Architectural Products Around the Web

Green Builders Rate Straw as the Ultimate Insulator — DesignBuild Source, 2012.0615

BenQ Solar Showcases Integrated Residential PV Solution — Market Watch, 2012.0612

Straw Gets High-Tech Touch as a Green Building Material — ThomasNet, 2012.0611

Corning Museum of Glass Unveils Plans for $64 Million Expansion — Glass on the Web, 2012.0611

Exceptional Lighting Turns a Library inside Out | Library by Design — Library Journal, 2012.0611

A Solar Sandwich to Power Future Buildings — Physorg, 2012.0608

Innovative Glass Applications Secure International Recognition — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2012.0608

Artificial Turf Designed for Residential Use — DigTriad, 2012.0607

Fire Resistance Glass – Museumpark in Rotterdam, Netherlands — Glass on the Web, 2012.0606

Home Depot and Whirlpool Face Class Action for "Fraudulent" Energy Star Appliance — Green Building Law Blog, 2012.0602

SoCalGas Tests Unusual Solar Air Conditioner — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0525

Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials Upgraded — BusinessWeek, 2012.0521

Philips Has LED Flood Light — Jetson Green, 2012.0521

US Imposes 31% Duty on Chinese Solar Panels — Environmental Leader, 2012.0518

Weyerhaeuser Offering Rebates on OSB Building Products — Weyerhaeuser Press Release, 2012.0518

Stuff You See at an Architects Convention — Washington City Paper, 2012.0518

LG Announces More Efficient HVAC Products — LG Press Release, 2012.0517

Solar Paint Technology May Revolutionize the Renewable Energy Industry — Global Warming is Real, 2012.0517

Welcome to Hemp House? — Santa Maria Sun, 2012.0516

Custom Concrete Building Components from Digital Designs — Product Design & Development, 2012.0516

Guardian Industries and Soladigm to Jointly Deliver the Soladigm Dynamic Glass — AZo Build, 2012.0514

Fire-Rated Cladding Key to Safe Buildings — Gulf News, 2012.0514

Design for Durability and Maintenance: We Have a Problem — Core77, 2012.0511

Rise in Residential Investment May Help Home Depot-Lowe’S — Bloomberg, 2012.0510

Lighting Science Group Announces New LED Lighting Products — Lighting Science Group Press Release, 2012.0510

Empire State Building Transitioning to LED Lighting — Sustainable Business, 2012.0509

The Challenges of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics — Renewable Energy World, 2012.0508

Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 — Building Products, 2012.0508

Shaping the Future of Building Design — WAN Press Release, 2012.0430

Free Fire Door Seminar at the Building Centre, London — Building Products, 2012.0430

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Design Tools Around the Web

Gigapixel Camera Catches the Smallest Details — Nature, 2012.0620

Autodesk 2013 Educational Offerings Include Cloud Computing — Autodesk Press Release, 2012.0619

Autodesk Brings Cloud-Based BIM to AEC, Civil Engineering Workflows — Cadalyst, 2012.0619

ZWCAD+ Beta Now Available — ZWCAD Press Release, 2012.0618

Benchmarking Rendering: Desktop Vs Cloud — UpFront Ezine, 2012.0618

Frame Miter Cuts in BOM and Parts List — Autodesk Inventor Blog, 2012.0618

Sharing Autodesk Materials Throughout an Organization — AEC TechTalk, 2012.0615

Review: TurboCAD Pro 19 — CAD Digest, 2012.0615

Why Solid Edge Matters, Part 1 — 3D CAD Tips, 2012.0614

Vectorworks SP4 Released — Architosh, 2012.0614

Intel’S Ivy Bridge Processors Hit the CAD Workstations — CAD Speed, 2012.0613

Convincing the "It'll Never Work" User — Cadalyst, 2012.0613

AutoCAD 2013 Wipeout Bug — JTB World, 2012.0612

The Revit 2013 Structure API — Autodesk Building Coder Blog, 2012.0612

Nvidia Spans the Continuum from Handheld to Cinema — Graphic Speak, 2012.0612

IES Acquires Assets of BVM Engineering, Opens Atlanta Office — IES Press Release, 2012.0611

Autodesk Makes Vela Systems Buy — PE Hub, 2012.0611

Going Mobile — Cadalyst, 2012.0610

Creating Stained Glass Using in 3D Studio Max — CG Tuts+, 2012.0609

REVIT Architecture: Hand Drafting for 3D — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0608

ANSYS Plans to Expand into Application Lifecycle — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0608

OrthoGraph Architect 3D Launched for iPad — Orthograph Press Release, 2012.0608

Rethinking Workstation Design — AEC Magazine, 2012.0604

HP Unveils Its New Z-Series Workstations. — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0601

Tips and Tricks Learned During Chamfer Fillet for Revit PIOTM Development — AEC DevBlog, 2012.0601

3D Printers: Go Pro for Less Dough — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0601

AutoCAD 2013 Review — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0601

Create Structural Plan View — Revit Building Coder Blog, 2012.0601

Changing the LineSpacingFactor for an Aligned Dimension — AutoCAD DevBlog, 2012.0601

An Interview with Autodesk’S Ananda Arasu — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0601

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