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Geothermal Technology

Lendlease secures grants for New York’s largest geothermal residential building

Lendlease and joint venture partner Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, have acquired $4 million in support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to build a geoexchange system at 1 Java Street in Brooklyn. Once completed, the all-electric property will be the largest residential project in New York State to use a geothermal heat exchange system.

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Jan 20, 2015

Daring hotel design scheme takes the shape of cut amethyst stone

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut in half to reveal a gemstone inside. 

Jan 20, 2015

Avery Associates unveils plans for London's second-tallest tower

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" building.

Jan 19, 2015

HAO unveils designs for a 3D movie museum in China

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in Tianjin.

Jan 19, 2015

Gaudi’s first work outside Spain will be a chapel in Chile

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his designs.

Jan 19, 2015

Architecture for Humanity closes office, plans to file for bankruptcy

After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed its San Francisco office and plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

Jan 16, 2015

Artsy lifeguard stations will brighten Toronto’s snowy beach

Five winning designs have been unveiled for lifeguard stands that will double as public space art installations on Toronto's beach.

Jan 16, 2015

New York City construction costs continue to climb

A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each of the last two years.

Jan 15, 2015

A reconstructed Taliesin West is the largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Model [slideshow]

Artist Adam Reed Tucker used 180,000 LEGO pieces and 420 hours of work to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West campus.

Jan 15, 2015

Libeskind unveils 'zig zag' plan for recreational center near Vilnius ski area

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon will be a hub for visiting skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Jan 13, 2015

Steven Holl unveils design for $450 million redevelopment of Houston's Museum of Fine Arts

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underground parking. 

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