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Solar tower wins award

Do you vaguely remember a blog post I wrote several months ago about the True North/Lux Nova tower in Vancouver, BC? It’s a piece of architecture designed by Sarah Hall, and the windows are embedded with solar panels, creating a very cool look.

Well, the AIA (that’s the American Institute of Architects) has given Sarah and her team an award for their design and construction of the Light Tower.

All the attention and interest has also created a niche market for Hall and her gang…hence the Art Generates Amps website constructed to promote this very concept. I’m really surprised this hasn’t taken off more in our “go green” world. It’s too bad these guys are in Toronto (and that I’m broke), or I’d be placing orders left and right.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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