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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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The architectural wonders of Astana, Kazakhstan - CNN.com

The architectural wonders of Astana, Kazakhstan - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
We take a look at the unusual architecture delights of Kazakhstan's capital city, Astana.
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Chinese architecture: Bold or weird? - CNN.com

Chinese architecture: Bold or weird? - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
In 2014, China's leaders called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. But Chinese architects and their clients are still being bold and ambitious.
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Company unveils 3D printed villa that is assembled in under 3 hours

Company unveils 3D printed villa that is assembled in under 3 hours | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The two-storey villa was built from components printed in a factory in Xian, China, then lifted into place with a crane. The construction took just 3 hours. The house is said to last 150 years.
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6 striking contenders for Britain's top architecture prize

6 striking contenders for Britain's top architecture prize | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Sterling Prize for the UK's best new building was announced Thursday, and six intriguing properties have made ...
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Denmark produces 140 per cent of its electricity needs through wind power

Denmark produces 140 per cent of its electricity needs through wind power | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Due to an unusually windy day, wind farms in Denmark managed to produce 140 per cent of the country's electricity needs.
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This 'Casa Brutale' project, literally nestled in cliff face, is pretty amazing

This 'Casa Brutale' project, literally nestled in cliff face, is pretty amazing | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

The conceptual residence, is a chameleonic living space encased within the earth atop the high cliffs above the Aegean Sea.

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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The office will be approximately 2 000 square feet in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall 3D printer
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This robotic bricklayer can build a house in two days

For all the modern tools and heavy machinery found on construction sites these days, one aspect has remained a decidedly manual labor: bricklaying. Just
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Big batteries could be key to the future of renewable energy

Big batteries could be key to the future of renewable energy | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Batteries are quickly becoming a key part of the push to make renewable energy a bigger part of the U.S. power grid in a warming world, experts said.
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Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa

Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project will span 40,000 acres and raise Kenya’s energy capacity by 20 percent.
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Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

Top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
An office building in West Chelsea, 12 two-family townhouses in Long Island City and a proposed 66-story skyscraper at the location of the Clock Tower Building in Court Square. These projects and more after the jump
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How Climate Change Affects Building Design

How Climate Change Affects Building Design | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative estimates the construction trades contribute as much as 30% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and consume up to 40% of all energy used worldwide. Today, climate change is having a powerful effect on how buildings are designed and constructed.

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Ever heard of a self-healing building? Just wait

Ever heard of a self-healing building? Just wait | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
This nifty "bio-concrete" might help buildings stand a little longer.
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Daniel Libeskind on architecture's emotional impact - CNN.com

Daniel Libeskind on architecture's emotional impact - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Architecture is the biggest unwritten document of history and touches us on a deep emotional level. So why don't more people think it's important?
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How important is architecture?  What do you think?

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Must-see aerials of Singapore’s luxurious landscapes and architecture

Must-see aerials of Singapore’s luxurious landscapes and architecture | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The city-state recently suffered some setbacks, but Singapore's architecture and landscapes continue to assert its place among the wealthiest of Asia's economies.
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How Retail Outlets Are Improving Energy Efficiency

How Retail Outlets Are Improving Energy Efficiency | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Superior retailers operate within extremely tight budgets. Any deviation from the budget results in a hit on the bottom line profit. However, tightening up on critical line items leads to a profitable and sustainable retail chain.


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Green Hotel Building Design in Abu Dhabi

Green Hotel Building Design in Abu Dhabi | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Abu Dhabi’s economy stands on two pillars, first the oil industry and second construction. Now as we talk about the construction industry, this region was once labeled as the world’s biggest per capita contributors to CO emissions, however; with more emphasis given to green building design and energy efficiency, the scenario is changing.

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Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power

Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Wind energy is bringing more power online in Africa
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Solar Boom Raises Doubts on Sale of Australia Power Assets

Solar Boom Raises Doubts on Sale of Australia Power Assets | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar power is taking off in Australia, undermining the prospects for the sale of a long-term lease on part of the electricity grid in New South Wales state.
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SoHo Building Facade Design Crowdsourced Via Facebook

SoHo Building Facade Design Crowdsourced Via Facebook | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Karim Rashid turned to his Facebook fans as a community-regulated lifeline to the neighborhood's preservation-centric community

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New York's 2018 skyline revealed in new visualisations

New York's 2018 skyline revealed in new visualisations | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
These new renderings show what New York's skyline will look like in 2018, when many of the city's new tall skyscrapers will be complete.
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BC Prestige: A new oasis for Northern Iraq

BC Prestige: A new oasis for Northern Iraq | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
BC Prestige is an urban transformation and mix-used scheme designed by 4M Architecture and rrgA for Signature Holding, and is planned for construction in Arbil, Northern Iraq. The scheme offers 2,500 luxury residences together with commercial, social and
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See the Design for the Tallest Wood Building in the World

See the Design for the Tallest Wood Building in the World | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Michael Green Architecture has proposed a design for the world’s tallest wood building
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Can these giant, high-altitude kites power the world?

Can these giant, high-altitude kites power the world? | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
KiteGen may be able to harness energy from high-altitude winds by using giant kites.
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