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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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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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5 Outrageous Luxury Hotels Now Underway

5 Outrageous Luxury Hotels Now Underway | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The following soon-to-be lodges—from a waterfront resort meant to emulate the shape of microscopic sea creatures, to a flashy new "coconut" ripening in Dubai—defy design conventions to the extreme, boldly showcasing whimsical, outré shells unlike any other.
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Zaha Hadid Architects have designed Esfera City, a community orientated residential complex in Monterrey, Mexico

Zaha Hadid Architects have designed Esfera City, a community orientated residential complex in Monterrey, Mexico | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
In Monterrey, Mexico, Zaha Hadid architects have come up with a unique community-orientated design. The original architectural brief was to build 12 residential towers, however, the architects proposed a low-rise, high density building of 981 apartments
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Uber Unveils Design Concept For Its New, 420,000 Square-Foot Headquarters In SF

Uber Unveils Design Concept For Its New, 420,000 Square-Foot Headquarters In SF | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Images detailing the design behind Uber’s giant new corporate headquarters have emerged, showing what the new, two-building corporate campus should look..
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World's largest hotel to be built in Mecca, KSA

World's largest hotel to be built in Mecca, KSA | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The biggest hotel in the world is being built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, offering 10,000 rooms, helicopter pads and convenience for the Masjid al-Haram
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Green is the new grey for buildings

Green is the new grey for buildings | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Green rooftops are officially en vogue with the French parliament expected to pass a law in the coming months requiring some new buildings in commercial zones to become more sustainable.

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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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Seven Leading Architects Defend the World’s Most Hated Buildings

Seven Leading Architects Defend the World’s Most Hated Buildings | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Can the field’s top minds change the way we think about a doomed housing project in Naples or the most abhorred skyscraper in Paris? Allow them to try.
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IKEA To Invest €600 Million In Wind & Solar Power

IKEA To Invest €600 Million In Wind & Solar Power | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

IKEA has announced it will spend €600 million over the next five years on wind power and solar power — €500 million for wind and €100 million for solar. Another €400 million will be spent on projects focused on reducing the impact of climate change.


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The World's Highest, Most Anxiety-Inducing Glass Bridge To Open In China

The World's Highest, Most Anxiety-Inducing Glass Bridge To Open In China | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

China will soon finish construction on what will be the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge, floating 300 meters above a canyon in the Zhangjiajie National Park.

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China's “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Centre Project

China's “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Centre Project | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have received honorary mention for their “Wooden Orchids” proposal in the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture Competition.


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Wind and solar-powered Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future

Wind and solar-powered Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
The Ecocapsule is designed to offer the "convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions," according to the company.
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Green roofs make happier, more productive workers

Green roofs make happier, more productive workers | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
A new study shows that a quick look at a green roof perks you right up.
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