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Qatar Holding Lifts China Exposure

Qatar Holding Lifts China Exposure | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Chinese fund manager Citic Capital Holdings said Qatar Holding has bought over a fifth of the firm as the entity owned by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund ramps up its exposure to China.
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Solar Energy Expansion and Development in Tanzania

Solar Energy Expansion and Development in Tanzania | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Tanzania, in an effort led by Off-Grid Electric, along with the support of the international development community, just set a goal of having “One Million Solar Homes” by the end of 2017. The campaign hopes to furnish solar electricity for 10 percent of the nation’s population and generate over 15,000 solar jobs.
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The Biggest Solar Power Plant in The World (Infographic)

The Biggest Solar Power Plant in The World (Infographic) | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Riverside County desert, in California is now home to the world’s largest solar-power plant, which generates enough energy to power 160,000 homes. Check out the amazing facts that make this plant the biggest of its kind. Credit/sources:...
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The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology

The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Things are starting to simmer in real estate technology. The first phase of technology development in the category, which was primarily focused around listing services for the residential side of the market, has paved the way for industry leaders to broadly reconsider how technology can make their lives better.

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Google Will Soon Use Wind Power to Run Its HQ

Google Will Soon Use Wind Power to Run Its HQ | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Today, Google announced that it is buying power from California's Altamont Pass, a 7-square-mile iconic wind farm connecting the Bay Area with the Central Valley.
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11 Solar Energy Mythbusters

11 Solar Energy Mythbusters | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Don’t think solar works for you? You could be wrong! A lot of myths swirl around solar energy that prevent people from making a well-informed decision
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Sustainable Energy Revolution Grows, Says Bloomberg Report

Sustainable Energy Revolution Grows, Says Bloomberg Report | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

The third annual "Sustainable Energy in America Factbook" released today documents the continuing dramatic changes in how the U.S. produces, delivers and consumes energy, and makes some projections and predictions about the direction of the energy sector in the future.

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5 Innovative Architectural Trends to Watch for in 2015

5 Innovative Architectural Trends to Watch for in 2015 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

From 3D Modelling to Building Efficiency to Big Data, check out the 5 architectural trends that must not be missed this year!

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America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008

America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Since the 2008 mortgage crisis and Great Recession, two industries have fared better than most others: finance and energy.
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Architecture: 15 buildings to look forward to in 2015

Architecture: 15 buildings to look forward to in 2015 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Dezeen selects 15 architecture projects to look forward to in 2015, including The Broad, the Whitney, and buildings by OMA, Snöhetta and Herzog & de Meuron
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Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture

Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop. They were assisted by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and several others. The international seminar that the workshop was part of was focused on the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India. And the main purpose of it was to find sustainable solutions, which would benefit both ...
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10 places vying for the title of greenest building on the planet

10 places vying for the title of greenest building on the planet | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed
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Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Ar. Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum sits in a glass box wrapped in a wooden lattice frame, upheld by the architect’s reinventive design approach...
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Developing Innovative Technologies For Solar Power

Developing Innovative Technologies For Solar Power | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Solar power is potentially the most powerful energy technologies of the future; we look at how some innovative companies in the sector are paving the way.
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City of Paris Approves MVRDV’s Restructuring of Montparnasse Superblock

City of Paris Approves MVRDV’s Restructuring of Montparnasse Superblock | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

The City of Paris has approved MVRDV’s plans to overhaul a 1970s urban block in Montparnasse.

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The Grandiose Cool Buildings In The World

The Grandiose Cool Buildings In The World | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Cool buildings are very attractive to be seen. Everyone will love it anyway. The existence of buildings has its own meaning and everyone has a certain purpose to build that building. Architecture design is important to be used whenever the building is going to be made.
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Modular Building Efficiency and Green Construction

Modular Building Efficiency and Green Construction | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Modular buildings, quite literally, are prefabricated buildings that consist of several sections or ‘modules’ that can be transported using a crane onto a building’s foundation to match the building’s layout. Interestingly, modular constructions adhere to federal codes set down by the U.S. HUD.
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North America at MIPIM 2015: zoom on the real estate projects

North America at MIPIM 2015: zoom on the real estate projects | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
From Chicago River Point in the US to Edmonton Arena District in Canada, discover all the project showcased by North America at MIPIM 2015!
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The Floating House: Carl Turner Architects‘ new design within everyone’s reach

The Floating House: Carl Turner Architects‘ new design within everyone’s reach | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Carl Turner Architects, who has recently won the RIBA housing competition and has been shortlisted for WAN Awards House of the Year 2012, is proposing a new design to face the flooding problem in the UK and in the world.
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MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower in Vienna

MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower in Vienna | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

MVRDV has been announced as winner of a two-stage competition for a new “spatially-flexible” tower with a twisting “hourglass figure” near Vienna’s world famous Gasometers.

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Was Choosing Frank Gehry to Design Paris' Foundation Louis Vuitton in Bad Taste?

Was Choosing Frank Gehry to Design Paris' Foundation Louis Vuitton in Bad Taste? | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
A product of its times? A techno-monumentalist Blockbuster? The Vuitton Foundation, inaugurated in Paris at the end of October 2014, became the object of all the praise of the great national publications.
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These are 2015's most exciting building projects - CNN.com

These are 2015's most exciting building projects  - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
It's a mind-blowing year for boundary-pushing architecture. 2015 is set to see the arrival of Europe and China's tallest buildings, a New York housing block that towers over the Empire State, and a Scottish cathedral brought back from the dead.
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14 Designs That Show What Architecture Will Look Like In The Future

14 Designs That Show What Architecture Will Look Like In The Future | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Discover  the 14 architectural trends that might define this year.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 25, 5:01 PM

Some neat ideas and of course 3D printing

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Green urbanism on Côte d’Azur

Green urbanism on Côte d’Azur | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Richard Martinet of Affine Design realises an innovative structure of ephemeral architecture
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New airport openings and upgrades for 2015 - CNN.com

New airport openings and upgrades for 2015 - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Construction and upgrades are scheduled worldwide over the next 12 months, but Berlin's new airport still isn't anywhere near ready
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India Art n Design inditerrain: What makes architecture iconic? Ar. Sanjay Puri enlightens…

India Art n Design inditerrain: What makes architecture iconic? Ar. Sanjay Puri enlightens… | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Whilst ‘neo-futurist architecture’ as a term evolved in the 1960’s, characterized by an ‘uninhibited architectural approach’, the prolific global mushrooming of ‘iconic’ built forms that we see in present times, spurred Team IAnD to probe the larger picture of what makes architecture iconic and what is the response it elicits…
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