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Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter
May 20, 2014
Eight other high-rise projects were named Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, including DC Tower 1 by Dominique Perrault Architecture and Tour Carpe Diem by Robert A.M. Stern. 
In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the
In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the world’s largest population centers, can inform the design of the built environment.
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May 19, 2014
Despite emerging structural challenges and newly-announced store closings, such as those of Radio Shack and Office Depot, the U.S. retail sector has continued on its solid recovery.
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May 19, 2014
A judge has ordered the left-wing political party Esquerra Unida to pay €30,000 to Santiago Calatrava because of "insulting and degrading" website.
Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw
May 19, 2014
Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today’s workplaces are changing, mostly for the better. We examine the top office design trends. 
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May 19, 2014
The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers has led to more on-the-job injuries and construction defects.
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May 19, 2014
Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York City from violent storms like Hurricane Sandy, researchers say.
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May 16, 2014
The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable housing in North America who are committed to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood Development program. 
May 16, 2014
Ito and other Japanese architects cite excessive costs, massive size, and the project's potentially negative impact on surrounding public spaces as reasons for nixing Hadid's plan.  
May 16, 2014
The design of the printer, as well as Autodesk's new Spark 3D printing software, will be open and publicly available to allow for further development and experimentation. 
May 15, 2014
Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this round up of new offerings in paints, coatings, sealants, and finishes. 
May 15, 2014
Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to new a U.S. Census Bureau report. While bicyclists still account for just 0.6% of all commuters, some of the nation's largest cities have more than doubled...
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014
At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome schools in lieu of traditional structures. 
Part of the World Trade Center’s original foundation, this wall was built to kee
May 15, 2014
The 110,000-sf museum is filled with monumental artifacts from the tragedy and exhibits that honor the lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks. 
May 14, 2014
People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workplace environments than those in conventional buildings, according to new research from the University of California,...