Linda Lentz is a senior editor at Architectural Record, responsible for the Record Interiors issue, the monthly interiors page, the quarterly lighting sections, and such special issue sections as Schools of the 21st Century and Good Design is Good Business. She joined RECORD in 2008. Previously, the Brooklyn native worked as a freelance writer and editor covering design, materials, and products for numerous design and shelter publications — including Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, Robb Report, This Old House, and Building Products, in addition to RECORD, and its spin-off,My House. This followed 10 years as Articles Editor at Home Magazine. She holds an M.A. from NYU and a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute.
Just one block from the frenetic activity of Turin’s Porta Nuova train station, the Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange (or Via Lagrange) is emblematic of the urban revival propelled by the winter Olympics held here in 2006.
Light pollution hides views of the cosmos and causes a host of environmental problems. But architectural and landscape lighting can be designed so that it is sensitive to the night sky and ecosystems yet still responds to clients’ requirements.
When the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation tapped Civitas and W Architecture & Landscape Architecture to create a nature-based park on a 31-acre island in the city’s Bow River, the landscape architects called upon Tillett Lighting Design to provide contextual illumination with the delicate touch for which the firm is known.
After the London 2012 Summer Olympics, lighting design firms Speirs + Major and Michael Grubb Studio worked with landscape architect James Corner Field Operations to transform what had been an open concourse in the Olympic Park into a 1,600-foot-long promenade.
Located in a previously industrial part of Paris, the 1975 Pont de Sèvres Towers, designed by Badani and Roux-Dorlut, have been reimagined by French architect Dominique Perrault. Renamed Citylights, the once detached office complex now embraces the city with sustainable prism-shaped buildings that illuminate the rapidly developing district (dubbed Trapèze) with a gentle luminosity.