Gallery: INTERVIEW: Civil Twilight on their Sustainable Approach to Des...


Civil Twilight’s lunar-resonant streetlighting is a project that won the top honor from Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation contest in 2007. But we were pleased (but not surprised) to discover that this project is just the tip of the iceberg; the Bay Area-based collective has a slew of other equally-engaging projects in the works (including the mycofarmhouse, in which mushrooms break down and recycle wood-frame buildings). They describe their design process as “brilliant simplicity, across scales and media.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Read on for some more info about their winning streetlights, other projects, their approach to sustainability, and the trio of talent that is Civil Twilight.

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  1. PedroFunhy January 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    just a test, admin, del this message

  2. fluffyfreak July 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

    This is such a simple but effective idea! I really like it :)

  3. metis May 24, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    thanks, i saw that but that email keeps bouncing for me as invalid.

  4. Paul Morra May 23, 2007 at 7:39 am

    The more I learn about this collective, the more impressed I am.
    Fairly simple, high concept projects, without a lot of fluff.
    More art than design really.

    Looking forward to more work from them.
    Thanks for posting this.

  5. Emily May 22, 2007 at 4:27 pm


    The contact email on their website is listed as

  6. royalestel May 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Ok. Thanks for posting this. Now I understand why you were so impressed with their work.

  7. metis May 21, 2007 at 11:45 am

    more importantly, is there a working contact for them? I’d love a folding pattern for the kayak, but they don’t seem to have a mail server ….

  8. metis May 21, 2007 at 11:35 am

    so… i’m a little curious as to how one safely harvests a crop in a building that’s intentionally being consumed from within…

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