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Photo: Pedro Lopez via Wikimedia Commons
Jun 18, 2014
In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
Rendering courtesy Walsh Construction
Jun 18, 2014
Orchards at Orenco, a 57-unit affordable housing complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, is the first of a three-phase, three-building complex.
The tower, called Polstjärnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenburg,
Jun 18, 2014
The skyscraper, which will reach 230 meters and is named Polstjärnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenburg, Sweden. 
Jun 18, 2014
Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads, according to a new study by George Washington University.
Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia
Jun 19, 2014
Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS systems with recommendations for good practice, project considerations, and detailed discussion of design options.
Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
Jun 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce tentatively agreed to assess tariffs of up to 35% on solar equipment, a move that could slow the rapid growth of the domestic solar power industry.
Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wi
Jun 19, 2014
The U.S. Senate reached a compromise deal combining elements of two competing Veterans Administration reform bills that would, among other things, gives the go-ahead for the construction of 26 new VA hospitals and clinics.
Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov
Jun 19, 2014
The Pittsboro, N.C., Board of Commissioners approved the master plan for Chatham Park, a massive residential and commercial project that could bring 60,000 people to Pittsboro over several decades.
Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
Jun 18, 2014
The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Jun 18, 2014
The American Institute of Architects reported that the May ABI score was 52.6, up sharply from a mark of 49.6 in April. This score reflects an increase in design activity.
Jun 17, 2014
Exec with eight years of Florida experience will head regional team.
All renderings courtesy of Foster + Partners.
Jun 17, 2014
The design organizes offices, labs, and social spaces into five "fingers," putting different work spaces parallel to each other.
Jun 17, 2014
From Miles Davis to Björk to Manu Chao to Bach, Babina visualizes how these sounds will look like if they were visible in the form of architecture.
Jun 18, 2014
The $60 million facility built in honor of King Rama IX of Thailand is the largest Thai Buddhist temple outside of Thailand.
Photo: Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons
Jun 17, 2014
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35.9 million people moved between 2012 and 2013, meaning that 11.7% of the U.S. population moved in one year. The report seeks to examine why.