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Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 16, 2007 @ 1:23 am In Architecture,Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Sustainable Materials | 8 Comments

IllumaWALL, Duo-Gard, Translucent Polycarbonate Daylighting, Nanogel, Aerogel, LEDs, Architectural Daylighting, Illuminated walls, greenbuilding, Green building, Architectural Record building awards [1]Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover [2]

We’ve been singing the praises of daylighting [3] and translucent architecture [4] ever since we began preaching the green design gospel here at Inhabitat. Using translucent daylight panels, you can fill your house with diffused sunlight during the day — aiding your health and well-being, and cutting down your electricity bills at the same time. There are plenty of building companies that have been making polycarbonate, nanogel [4]-filled “Daylighting Panels” [5]for awhile now, but Duo-Gard is the first company to push the envelope to its logical conclusion by bringing colored LED lights into the mix.

With Duo-Gard’s new IllumaWALL [2], you can flood your house with daytime sunlight AND make it glow like a colorful lantern after dusk in uneartly colors like green and pink. If you’re really ostentatious, you can even liven up the neighborhood with a pulsating spectrum of pink, yellow, green, and blue. Add in your favorite musical tracks and you’ve got yourself a party.

Made of translucent polycarbonate panels and custom-programmable LED’s, the applications for IllumaWALL [2] seem both endless and endlessly entertaining. The array of Duo-Gard’s IllumaWALL’s [2] colorful lighting schemes is made possible by the programming capabilities of LED’s, whose versatile nature can transform the wall from steady ambient glow to a light show of pulsating colors in seconds.

Current applications include both interior and exterior walls, as a canopy roof, and a countertop. As a simple exterior wall, the LEED applications are obvious, as the translucency of the IllumaWALL [2] system allows diffused daylight into any space while minimizing both heat gain and glare. Architectural Record and Buildings Magazine sung the praises of IllumaWall [2] this past December, including IllumaWALL [2] on their list of top products of 2006.

*** Contact Duo-Gard [2] directly for pricing and more information

+ Duo-Gard [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/16/illumawall-by-duo-gard/

[2] Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: http://www.duo-gard.com/

[3] daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/2006/08/16/green-building-101-environmentally-friendly-lighting/

[4] translucent architecture: http://inhabitat.com/2006/08/10/lets-talk-about-insulation-baby/

[5] “Daylighting Panels” : http://www.kalwall.com/main.htm

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