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Massive windmill will double as mixed-use entertainment tower in Rotterdam

A new project proposed for Rotterdam will harness wind to create energy. The Dutch Windwheel will be a wind energy converter that also houses apartments, a hotel, and a roller coaster. According to Gizmag, the windmill was designed to serve not only as an energy icon, but also as a tourist attraction and residential building.

BD+C special report: What it takes to build 21st-century schools

Florida’s Orange County Public Schools is the nation’s 10th-largest school district, with 180-plus schools and 192,000 students in grades K–12. Making changes in a district this size “is like trying to turn a battleship,” says Faz Ali, Senior Director of Planning and Design.

The High Line effect: Placemaking as an economic development engine

Last month, developer Related Cos. commissioned Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA to design its latest project along the High Line elevated park. Koolhaas joins a list of well-known names (among them Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and Robert A.M. Stern) looking to make their mark along the 1.4-mile-long landmark in Chelsea.

10 kitchen and bath design trends for 2015

Potential buyers for both multifamily and detached residences will want more contemporary kitchens and baths with cleaner lines, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reports.

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