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All photos: © Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
Jul 10, 2014
BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the 2014 Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Jul 10, 2014
Plans for a new Toronto townhome brings cutting-edge design.
Images courtesy of FLEXLAB
Jul 10, 2014
  DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated system, under real-world conditions.
Jul 10, 2014
Grant and Saheba left their previous architectural firms, AECOM and Handel respectively, because they saw the opportunity to bring their agile, provocative design aesthetic to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Oakland.
Jul 10, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects.
Jul 9, 2014
California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld as the new Director of Business Development.
Jul 9, 2014
Residents are trying to block developers from destroying historic architecture in Tokyo's Yanaka district, where a remarkable number of traditional buildings survived the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and World War II. 
Jul 9, 2014
Expected to open in 2018, the facility will combine the elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance space, and an intimate community forum. The new building will be designed by Boston-based William Rawn and Associates.
Jul 9, 2014
Though New York and Los Angeles are often seen as the sole hubs for design jobs, throughout the nation are design epicenters sprinkled in between the coasts.
All renderings courtesy SOM
Jul 9, 2014
The lightweight and luminous design "responds to its setting and creates a striking infrastructural icon for the city," said SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy. 
Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
Jul 8, 2014
After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese architect points out a major design flaw in the stadium that may endanger the spectators.
Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
Jul 8, 2014
Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure has been built and opened to the public—inside an auto museum. 
Photo courtesy National Building Museum
Jul 8, 2014
The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To navigate the maze, people must look up.
Renderings courtesy SPARK
Jul 7, 2014
In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—self-contained, solar-powered pods that mimic traditional hawkers. 
Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding
Jul 7, 2014
To add to Dubai's already impressive portfolio of world's tallest tower and world's largest natural flower garden, Dubai Holding has plans to build the world's largest climate-controlled city.