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Renderings: courtesy SPARK
Aug 18, 2014
Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700 square-foot mixed-use structure's design mimics the hilly landscape of the site's locale.
Aug 18, 2014
Melo Group has launched sales for Aria on the Bay, its new 647-unit luxury condominium in Miami. The bayfront condo will overlook Margaret Pace Park, Biscayne Bay and the Miami Beach skyline. 
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Business consultant Tim Williams authored a recent LinkedIn post that highlights the emerging trend among professional services firms toward “decoupling,” or consciously separating the high-value services that are scarce from the low-value...
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New technology and changing pedagogies are influencing how to best teach a generation of learners who have never known a world without smartphones or tablets, writes HOK's Kimberly Robidoux.
The Ysios winery, also designed by Calatrava, also has had design flaws that res
Aug 16, 2014
The Valencia High Court has requested documents detailing how Calatrava was hired in private, without any publicity, for a convention center project in Castellon. For contracts over a certain minimum value, that is illegal in Spain.
Renderings courtesy RMJM
Aug 15, 2014
The tower's fish-jumping gesture is meant to symbolize the prosperity and rapid transformation of Zhuhai, China.
Renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architekt
Aug 15, 2014
Polish architect Adam Wiercinski designs a public toilet with a periscope mechanism that gives visitors unobstructed views of the sea.
Rendering: RMF Engineering
Aug 14, 2014
There are many hurdles to overcome when completing a life cycle cost assessment. RMF Engineering’s Seth Spangler offers some words of advice regarding LCCAs.
Rendering: RMF Engineering
Aug 14, 2014
A life cycle cost analysis helps a school district decide which HVAC system to use in $198 million worth of future building projects.
Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will
Aug 14, 2014
The Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City will be the world’s largest museum of Mayan history and culture, at 60,000 sf. 
Photo: Christopher Barrett Photography
Focusing on recent work at Follett and Zurich, CannonDesign’ Meg Osman reveals the power of research, strategy, change management, and measurement to transform businesses for the better.
Aug 13, 2014
The International Union of Architects, representing approximately 2.3 million architects worldwide, has unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative committing to environmental and social sustainability. 
Good branding brings the built environment to life. Images: © Gensler
When most colleges and universities consider their brands, they rarely venture beyond the design and implementation of a logo, writes Gensler Design Director Brian Brindisi.
Aug 12, 2014
Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of stacked concrete blocks placed slightly askew to create a soft, organic form that the architects say is reminiscent of a dragonfly in the sky.
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Aug 12, 2014
The $60 million structure is wrapped in a bright-white, aluminum pergola for dramatic effect and solar shading.