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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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Jun 30, 2014

Narrow San Francisco lots to be developed into micro-units

As a solution to San Francisco’s density and low housing supply compared to demand, local firms Build Inc. and Macy Architecture each are to build micro-unit housing in a small parcel of land in Hayes Valley.

Jun 30, 2014

4 design concepts that remake the urban farmer's market

The American Institute of Architects held a competition to solve the farmer's markets' biggest design dilemma: lightweight, bland canopies that although convenient, does not protect much from the elements.

Jun 30, 2014

OMA's The Interlace honored as one of the world's most 'community-friendly' high-rises

The 1,040-unit apartment complex in Singapore has won the inaugural Urban Habitat award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which highlights projects that demonstrate a positive contribution to the surrounding environment.

Jun 30, 2014

Work starts on Jean Nouvel-designed European Patent Office in the Netherlands [slideshow]

With around 80,000 sm and a budget of €205 million self-financed by the EPO, the complex will be one of the biggest office construction sites ever in the Netherlands. 

Jun 30, 2014

Zaha Hadid's Iraq Parliament complex design marred with controversy

Zaha Hadid's design for the Iraq Parliament was selected, despite placing third in the original RIBA-organized competition.

Jun 26, 2014

Plans for Britain’s newest landmark brings in international cooperation

Designers of the London Eye will team up with companies from France, the Netherlands and the United States to construct i360 Brighton, the U.K.'s newest observation tower.

Jun 25, 2014

The best tall buildings of 2014

Four high-rise buildings from multiple continents have been selected as the best of their region. The best worldwide tall building will be announced November 6. 

Jun 25, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House, Cincinnati’s Union Terminal among 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2014

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of 11 Most Endangered Historical Sites in the United States for 2014.

Jun 24, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plans for a Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plan to hold the Chicago Architecture Biennial in late 2015, intended to rival Venice's Biennale.

Jun 23, 2014

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

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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