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New Algae-Based Lamp Can Absorb Carbon Emissions

New Algae-Based Lamp Can Absorb Carbon Emissions | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
A French biochemist has designed a micro-algae lamp that has the potential to absorb carbon dioxide emissions.
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Dubai to Build World’s Largest Climate-controlled City

Dubai to Build World’s Largest Climate-controlled City | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Already home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai is planning to create another “world’s largest” with the Mall of the World.
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Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Goes Online

Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Goes Online | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
New York City has begun an experiment to address the issue of post-disaster housing issue with what they call “Urban Interim Housing.”
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One-Kilometre Skyscraper Duo Proposed For China

One-Kilometre Skyscraper Duo Proposed For China | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Challenging Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower for height supremacy, a pair of one-kilometre super-tall towers have been proposed for China.
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Sydney Skyscraper One of CTBUH's Best Tall Buildings

Sydney Skyscraper One of CTBUH's Best Tall Buildings | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Sydney's One Central Park has been named as one of the four best tall buildings in the world for 2014 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
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Designing for Dementia

Designing for Dementia | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
The 2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers found that approximately 110,000 Australians have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Ensuring Mobility and Safety in Flooring

Ensuring Mobility and Safety in Flooring | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Floor finishes offer more than just aesthetics. They can be crucial for safety and mobility as well.
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Designing Resilient Places

Designing Resilient Places | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Improved building designs can improve the performance, functionality, and resilience of buildings when disasters hit.
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Green Air Hotel Could Help Combat China's Pollution

Green Air Hotel Could Help Combat China's Pollution | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
An ambitious concept that calls for outdated hotels to be injected with greenery has been awarded the top prize at the 2014 Radical Innovation Awards.
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Change Your Rooms with the Press of a Button

Change Your Rooms with the Press of a Button | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
You might not be able to fly your car yet, but in 2014 you can control your home's light bulbs with a smartphone.
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MAD’s Urban Forest Skyscrapers Break Ground

MAD’s Urban Forest Skyscrapers Break Ground | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Two curvaceous skyscrapers currently under construction are at the core of an urban project that will see a forest created in the heart of Beijing.
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Three Energy Efficient Alternatives to LED Lighting

Three Energy Efficient Alternatives to LED Lighting | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
LED lighting is booming in popularity, and stands as one of the fastest developing technologies in the lighting sector.
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Are Glass Skyscrapers an Environmental Mistake?

Are Glass Skyscrapers an Environmental Mistake? | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
An architect behind London’s 30 St Mary Axe skyscraper - also known as the Gherkin - has suggested that it’s time to rethink glass buildings.
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Nordstrom Tower to be World's Tallest Residential Building

Nordstrom Tower to be World's Tallest Residential Building | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Nordstrom's plans to build a skyscraper that would house the company's first city flagship will now bring about the world's tallest residential tower.
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Singapore Sets World Record For Largest Vertical Garden

Singapore Sets World Record For Largest Vertical Garden | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
A tree house development in Singapore has set a Guinness World Record for the largest vertical garden in the world.
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Low Salaries Could Force Architects to Leave Profession

Low Salaries Could Force Architects to Leave Profession | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Persistently low levels of remuneration could force some architects in Australia to leave their profession, a report has warned.
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The Tough Side of Soft Furnishings

The Tough Side of Soft Furnishings | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Chemicals present in textiles and the working conditions in which they are manufactured make it crucial to know what goes into them and how they are made.
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Green Interior Awards Winners Announced

Green Interior Awards Winners Announced | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
A library in the Blue Mountains has secured the top prize at the 2014 Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards.
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The New Super Skinny Skyscraper Trend

The New Super Skinny Skyscraper Trend | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Land parcels in the world’s most popular cities are getting scarcer, yet the appetite and market remains for more skyscrapers.
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Bikini Berlin – Berlin’s New Concept Mall

Bikini Berlin – Berlin’s New Concept Mall | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Bikini Berlin is an example of an urban oasis and a unique combination of shopping, working, entertaining, recreation, and hospitality spaces.
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A Simpler Approach to Better Buildings

A Simpler Approach to Better Buildings | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Building rating systems such as Green Star, LEED, and Passive House are here to stay, but many builders and home owners are frustrated at their complexity.
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Climate Change, Urbanization Put the Squeeze On Housing

Climate Change, Urbanization Put the Squeeze On Housing | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Climate change and urbanization are challenging cities in much of the world to find room for responsible housing for residents.
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World's Most Eco-Friendly Office Buildings Open

World's Most Eco-Friendly Office Buildings Open | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
The Powerhouse Kjørbo building in Norway has been recently renovated to produce more energy than it consumes.
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Seventeen Skyscrapers Proposed for Southbank

Seventeen Skyscrapers Proposed for Southbank | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
Another skyscraper could add to Southbank's skyline - the 17th proposed in the area according to data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
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Green Roofs Gaining Ground

Green Roofs Gaining Ground | Architecture & Design | Scoop.it
The surface area of green roofs installed in 2013 grew by 10 per cent over 2012, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) reports.
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