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5 new designs unveiled for Make It Right homes at Fort Peck, Mont.

Make It Right, Brad Pitt's foundation that builds homes for people in need, has just revealed five new designs for the Fort Peck (Mont.) Indian Reservation.

The organization plans to build 20 three- and four-bedroom homes on the reservation in the short-term. In the long term, a sustainable master plan for the entire 3,300-square-mile reservation is in the works, Arch Daily reports.

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More than 600 out of the 6,000 people living on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation are on a waiting list for housing. 

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Make It Right, Brad Pitt's foundation that builds homes for people in need, has just revealed five new designs for the Fort Peck (Mont.) Indian Reservation.

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Mon, 2014-06-23 11:57
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Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
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Make It Right, Brad Pitt's foundation that builds homes for people in need, has just revealed five new designs for the Fort Peck (Mont.) Indian Reservation.

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Gehry's 'glass sail' cultural center for Foundation Louis Vuitton set to open in October

As a continuation of LVMH Group’s tradition of art patronage, the Foundation Louis Vuitton is established to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation internationally. The foundation's building is nearing completion and will be open to public on October 27 2014.

The building, a 125,000-sf glass structure designed in Frank Gehry’s signature curvaceous shape planned in the verdant 16th arrondissement, will house eleven galleries dedicated to permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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Shaped like a cloud of glass, the Foundation Louis Vuitton will showcase works of art by artists under the LVMH Group patronage.

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Comissioned by Bernard Arnault, American legendary architect Frank Gehry's newest structure in Paris for Foundation Louis Vuitton will house eleven galleries and an auditorium for performing arts.

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Mon, 2014-06-23 15:06
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Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.
Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.
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The Foundation Louis Vuitton, Frank Gehry's newest structure in Paris' historical Bois de Boulogne for LVMH Group will be a center showcasing the company's long tradition of art patronage in France and in the world.

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Intuit begins work on LEED Platinum campus addition

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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The tech company already occupies approximately a million sf in Mountain View and Menlo Park. 

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Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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Tue, 2014-06-24 12:02
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Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
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Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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Intuit begins work on LEED Platinum campus addition

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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The tech company already occupies approximately a million sf in Mountain View and Menlo Park. 

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Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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Tue, 2014-06-24 12:02
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Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
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Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two additions, a 185,000-sf building on Marine Way, is expected to begin construction in August. 

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From Babylon to Sydney: The evolution of the modern workspace [infographic]

The best design options for offices and workplaces have long been debated by employers and workers all over the world. Given that it's where most people spend the majority of their week, maximizing both productivity and comfort is a top priority for many.

This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day.

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Infographic shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day

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This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day.

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Tue, 2014-06-24 14:32
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This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day.

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Best of Britain: 56 buildings make it to the RIBA Stirling Prize's longlist

Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Stirling Prize is an annual £20,000 prize awarded for the best British architecture of the year.

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The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partners' Marseille and London's now-famous Shard, designed by Renzo Piano. 

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The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partners' Marseille and London's now-famous Shard, designed by Renzo Piano

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Wed, 2014-06-25 15:20
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Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Ge
Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty
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The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partners' Marseille and London's now-famous Shard, designed by Renzo Piano

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Harvard releases the State of the Nation’s Housing 2014

The U.S. housing recovery should regain its footing, but also faces a number of challenges, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Tight credit, still elevated unemployment, and mounting student loan debt among young Americans are moderating growth and keeping millennials and other first-time homebuyers out of the market.

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The report highlights the ongoing affordability challenge facing the country.

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Although the housing industry saw notable increases in construction, home prices, and sales in 2013, household growth has yet to fully recover from the effects of the recession, according to a new Harvard University report. 

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Mon, 2014-06-30 10:53
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One key to realizing the millennials’ potential in the housing market is for the
One key to realizing the millennials’ potential in the housing market is for the economy to grow to the point where their incomes start to rise. Photo credit: homesower, Wikimedia Commons.
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Although the housing industry saw notable increases in construction, home prices, and sales in 2013, household growth has yet to fully recover from the effects of the recession, according to a new Harvard University report. 

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Arup's vision of the future of rail: driverless trains, maintenance drones, and automatic freight delivery

A new report by Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging technologies. Future of Rail 2050 foresees predictive maintenance of rail lines by robot drones, driverless trains travelling safely at high speed, freight delivered automatically to its destination, and smart technology able to interface with mobile and wearable devices to improve passenger experience and enable ticketless travel. 

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In its Future of Rail 2050 report, Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change, and emerging technologies. 

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In its Future of Rail 2050 report, Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change, and emerging technologies. 

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Mon, 2014-06-30 12:13
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Future of Rail 2050 suggests that automated systems will optimise the running ti
Future of Rail 2050 suggests that automated systems will optimise the running time of passenger trains and increase the reliability and safety of the network.
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In its Future of Rail 2050 report, Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change, and emerging technologies. 

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Gen X, not Baby Boomers, spending the most money on homes [infographic]

If you're looking for insights on who's buying homes these days, one of the many angles you can approach it from is generational. Two weeks ago, we posted an infographic from John Burns Real Estate Consulting chronicling generational preferences of amanities in home-buying.

The infographic below, also from John Burns, shows who is in the market buying homes—and how much they're paying for them. 

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Generation Y has proved to be the most budget-conscious. 

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It turns out that Generation X, who have the highest incomes of the three generations surveyed, are paying the highest home payments and tend to have the largest households. 

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Mon, 2014-06-30 10:48
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47% of Generation Y will rely on savings for their down payment. Photo credit: Tomwsulcer, Wikimedia Commons.
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It turns out that Generation X, who have the highest incomes of the three generations surveyed, are paying the highest home payments and tend to have the largest households. 

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Report recommends making infrastructure upgrades a cabinet-level priority

At the National Press Club, a new report was released that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry, and other stakeholders can work together to solve the crisis of the failing state of U.S. infrastructure.

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The report is the result of experts from 45 different organizations.

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The ASCE estimates that $3.6 trillion must be invested by 2020 to make critically needed upgrades and expansions of national infrastructure—and avoid trillions of dollars in lost business sales, exports, disposable income, and GDP. 

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Mon, 2014-06-30 11:47
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Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.
Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.
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The ASCE estimates that $3.6 trillion must be invested by 2020 to make critically needed upgrades and expansions of national infrastructure—and avoid trillions of dollars in lost business sales, exports, disposable income, and GDP. 

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