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First look: Goettsch Partners reveals 'lighthouse' tower scheme for China resort

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners has unveiled its design for a new resort and meeting destination on China’s Hainan Island in Haitang Bay. 

Developed by Poly Real Estate Group, the complex, called Rosewood Sanya and International Finance Forum, features a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a 28,000-sm International Finance Forum convention center, a series of connecting retail buildings, and a modest visitors center. 

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Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpiece of a new resort and meeting complex on China’s Hainan Island.

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Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpiece of a new resort and meeting complex on China’s Hainan Island.

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Fri, 2014-02-21 09:22
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The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a
The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a 28,000-sm International Finance Forum convention center, a series of connecting retail buildings, and a modest visitors center. Renderings: Goettsch Partners
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Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpiece of a new resort and meeting complex on China’s Hainan Island.

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Calatrava ordered to pay millions for 'shortcomings in his work' on conference center project

A Spanish court ruled that famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros (roughly $4 million) to a property development company, citing "shortcomings in his work" related to the

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Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Palacio de Congresos project in Oviedo, Spain. 

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Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Palacio de Congresos project in Oviedo, Spain. 

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Fri, 2014-02-21 11:24
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The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked beca
The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked because of problems with its hydraulics.
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Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Palacio de Congresos project in Oviedo, Spain. 

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New Menil Drawing Institute will fit in with leafy surroundings

In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern and contemporary drawings.

The Menil Drawing Institute, named for Dominique de Menil, legendary arts patron and collector, is being designed by Johnston Marklee and Menil officials.

The $40 million, 30,150-sf building will be located between the Cy Twombly gallery and Richmond Hall, both distinctive art buildings in their own right. 

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The Institute is named for legendary arts patron Dominique De Menil.

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In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern and contemporary drawings. 

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Mon, 2014-02-24 11:10
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Indoor and outdoor spaces will be united by a thin roof. Trees will appear to poke through in places. Photos courtesy of CultureMap Houston.
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In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern and contemporary drawings. 

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First look: UC San Diego opens net-zero biological research lab

Bringing to life what is sure to become one of San Diego’s most iconic buildings, McCarthy Building Companies, has completed construction for the new J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in La Jolla, Calif., located on a 1.75-acre site on the University of California, San Diego campus.

Designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF), the three-story, 45,000-sf building is an apt tribute to its prominent, coastal location, with its long, slender shape.

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Exposed architectural concrete panels and Spanish cedar wood siding highlight the exterior design of the new J. Craig Venter Institute.

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The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation, passive cooling, high-efficiency plumbing, and sustainably harvested wood.  

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Mon, 2014-02-24 12:25
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Two-thirds of the facility's rainwater will be supplied by rainwater and is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world." Photos courtesy of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation, passive cooling, high-efficiency plumbing, and sustainably harvested wood.  

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NYC's Hudson Spire would be nation's tallest tower if built

MJM + A Architects recently unveiled its plans for the construction of Hudson Spire, a 1,800-foot-tall tower that would become the tallest building in North America.

The structure includes approximately 1.2 million sf for high-end retail, office, hotels, and residences in the heart of Hudson Yards, a dynamic new neighborhood and cultural center in development on 10th Avenue from 34th to 40th Street, on the site of what was formerly the West Side Rail Yards.

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Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper. 

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Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper. 

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Tue, 2014-02-25 09:16
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At 1,800 feet, Hudson Spire will surpass the Freedom Tower in height. Renderings courtesy of MJM + A Architects
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Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper. 

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Are these really the 'world's most spectacular university buildings'? [slideshow]

Construction project database Emporis today released its list of the world's top university buildings. They range from the globe's tallest higher education building, Lomonosov Moscow State University's 240-meter-tall, 36-story Main Building, to the tent-like Campus Luigi Einaudi building in Turin, Italy. 

It's an entertaining exercise to debate the design merits of the world's most decorated buildings. But are these 13 structures really the best university projects? 

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Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. We want your feedback!

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Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

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Tue, 2014-02-25 10:04
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Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University
Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University. Copyright: Andreina Schoeberlein / Flickr
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Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

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Dramatic fractal roof highlights SOM's new Mumbai airport terminal [slideshow]

A little over a month ago, Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was opened in Mumbai. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the new terminal added 4.4 million sf to accomodate 40 million passengers per year. 

In a press release, Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, the Managing Director of GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), said that “the new Terminal 2 at CSIA is a monument to the beautiful spirit of Mumbai and its people. This terminal will make CSIA a gateway to the city of Mumbai and India with international and domestic passengers.”

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The terminal merges new technology and traditional regional architecture.

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The terminal merges new technology and traditional regional architecture, notably in the fractal roof canopy that runs throughout the terminal. 

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Sat, 2014-03-01 13:15
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Image courtesy of SOM; Photographer, Robert Polidori / © Mumbai International Ai
The terminal is supported by thirty mushrooming columns. Image courtesy of SOM; Photographer, Robert Polidori / © Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.
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The terminal merges new technology and traditional regional architecture, notably in the fractal roof canopy that runs throughout the terminal. 

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Billie Jean King National Tennis Center serving up three-phase expansion

The United States Tennis Association’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., is in the midst of a three-phase renovation that includes the construction of two new stadiums, as well as installing a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Phase one includes relocation of practice and tournament courts, plus construction of the $100 million roof, designed by Rossetti and built by Hunt Construction Group. 

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The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

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The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

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Wed, 2014-02-26 14:18
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Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
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The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

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Startup PocketCake aims to bring virtual reality simulations to the AEC masses

PocketCake is working with some of the nation's top architectural and engineering companies, converting their 3D models into stunning virtual reality simulations using the Oculus Rift.

PocketCake's simulations offer first-person interaction from the comfort of a laptop. You are in the driver's seat. From homes and churches to stadiums and fairgrounds, nothing enhances a client's - or an architect's - conception of a project better than virtual reality.

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Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectural illustration.

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Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectural illustration.

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Wed, 2014-02-26 14:50
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Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectural illustration.

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Adaptive reuse project brings school into historic paper mill

The new 63,500-sf building for the AIM Academy in Conshohocken, Pa., is a former paper mill on the Schuylkill River that dates to the 18th century.

Blackney Hayes Architects designed and renovated the facility to suit the needs of the school, which offers an arts-based, college preparatory curriculum for students with learning differences. 

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The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologically sophisticated global resource center.

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The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologically sophisticated global resource center.

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Wed, 2014-02-26 15:55
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Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
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The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologically sophisticated global resource center.

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