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High-rise concept uses 'sky street' to link towers [slideshow]

Shenzhen-based firm UNIT plans to bring to life something that has only existed in episodes of The Jetsons: a so-called sky street (sans the Googie design).

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UNIT's design brings a new typology to the language of urban design.

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The design for a new complex in Shenzhen’s bay area consists of highly reflective glass towers, expansive garden space, and a horizontal glass structure that connects the buildings.

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Tue, 2014-08-26 11:16
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Local architects design a “Sky Street” for Shenzhen Bay City competition
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The design for a new complex in Shenzhen’s bay area consists of highly reflective glass towers, expansive garden space, and a horizontal glass structure that connects the buildings.

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Designs for community-based workspace in Carlsbad unveiled

Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsbad, Calif. Cruzan will usher this next generation of community-based, integrated workspace into existence in fall 2014.
 
Housed in an industrial warehouse that was formerly home to the wholesale floral trade, the existing building will be redesigned under the overarching theme of making, to inspire the formation of new ideas and products.
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make will include the conversion of a refurbished shipping container into a state-of-the-art coffee shop and café. 

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Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsbad, Calif. Cruzan will usher this next generation of community-based, integrated workspace into existence in fall 2014.

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Wed, 2014-08-27 11:51
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Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsbad, Calif. Cruzan will usher this next generation of community-based, integrated workspace into existence in fall 2014.

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Ranked: Top sports facility sector AEC firms [2014 Giants 300 Report]

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Populous, AECOM, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports facility design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.

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Populous, AECOM, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports facility design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.

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Wed, 2014-08-27 15:26
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Hord Coplan Macht led the team for the renovation and expansion of the SECU Aren
Hord Coplan Macht led the team for the renovation and expansion of the SECU Arena at Towson University. Sasaki Associates served as design architect. The SECU Arena, formerly known as the Towson Center, is a multi-use indoor arena facility, includes approximately 55,000 sf of renovated space and 170,000 sf of new expansion. It is the new home of the Division 1 Towson Tigers Basketball team. Photo: courtesy Hord Coplan Macht
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Populous, AECOM, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports facility design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USGBC, American Chemistry Council join forces to advance LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.
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The groups will apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

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The groups will apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

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Thu, 2014-08-28 08:46
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The groups will apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

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Stantec releases design for Edmonton's tallest tower

Plans have been announced for a 62-story, $500 million tower in downtown Edmonton, according to the Calgary Herald

At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tallest: Epcor Tower and Manulife Tower. The new tower, however, will fall 10 meters short of surpassing Canada's tallest building, the Bow in Calgary. 

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The new tower will fall 10 meters short of surpassing Canada's tallest building, the Bow in Calgary. 

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At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tallest: Epcor Tower and Manulife Tower. 

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Thu, 2014-08-28 10:03
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Renderings courtesy Stantec
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At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tallest: Epcor Tower and Manulife Tower. 

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Arthur Platt and Julie Engh to lead AIANY architectural boat tour at BD+C Under40 Leadership Summit

Arthur Platt, AIA, and Julie Ann Engh, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, co-chairs of the AIANY Architectural Tourism Committee, will lead the AIA NY architectural boat tour in connection with Building Design+Construction’s Under40 Leadership Summit in New York.

The tour, which will circumnavigate Manhattan, will provide U40 Summit attendees with information about the history and architectural details of numerous buildings visible from the 1920s-era yacht. The tour leaves the dock at 10 a.m. Friday, September 19. Attendees will earn 1.5 AIA CES learning units. To register, go to:

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The tour, which will circumnavigate Manhattan, will provide U40 Summit attendees with information about the history and architectural details of numerous buildings visible from the 1920s-era yacht.

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The tour, which will circumnavigate Manhattan, will provide U40 Summit attendees with information about the history and architectural details of numerous buildings visible from the 1920s-era yacht.

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Thu, 2014-08-28 12:17
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Around Manhattan Boat Tour. Photo: courtesy SailNYC
Around Manhattan Boat Tour. Photo: courtesy SailNYC
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The tour, which will circumnavigate Manhattan, will provide U40 Summit attendees with information about the history and architectural details of numerous buildings visible from the 1920s-era yacht.

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Phifer and Partners to design 'transparent' Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Thomas Phifer and Partners has won a competition to design a new gallery space for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, ArchDaily reports.

The firm's proposal comprises two separate buildings housing the TR Warsawa Theatre, also part of the museum, and the museum itself. The two buildings will be joined by a common area that will function as an entrance and public space. 

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Backstage rooms of the theater will have glass walls to allow passersby to see inside.

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The design includes a stage that opens onto the city's Parade Square, so anyone passing by will be able to see performances. 

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Fri, 2014-08-29 09:35
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The design involves two separate buildings: a theater and museum. Renderings: co
The design involves two separate buildings: a theater and museum. Renderings: courtesy Thomas Phifer and Architects
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The design includes a stage that opens onto the city's Parade Square, so anyone passing by will be able to see performances. 

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The new College Football Hall of Fame opens in Atlanta

Brasfield & Gorrie announced the completion of construction for the $68.5 million College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta.

Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to entertain and educate visitors and serve as a venue to celebrate the traditions of college football.

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Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to celebrate the traditions of college football. 

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Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to celebrate the traditions of college football. 

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Fri, 2014-08-29 11:13
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Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to celebrate the traditions of college football. 

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Ranked: Top federal government sector AEC firms [2014 Giants 300 Report]

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Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design and construction firms.

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Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report. 

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Mon, 2014-09-01 20:18
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View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is th
View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York City Hall in its lifetime, designed to repair the building’s structural stability, restore public spaces and upgrade systems, all while preserving the architectural landmark’s historic character. Photo: John Bartelstone / courtesy Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
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Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melbourne's tallest residential tower will have 'optically transformative façade'

Plans for Melbourne's tallest residential tower have been released by Elenberg Fraser Architects. Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state, ArchDaily reports

More than half of the condo units in Victoria One have been sold already.  

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Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state. 

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Plans for Melbourne's tallest residential tower have been released by Elenberg Fraser Architects. Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state. 

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Tue, 2014-09-02 09:03
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Plans for Melbourne's tallest residential tower have been released by Elenberg Fraser Architects. Using an optically transformative façade and botanical aesthetic, the project seeks to change the landscape of Australia's Victoria state. 

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