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Call for submission // The Living Future Challenge

Call for submission // The Living Future Challenge

Call for submission // The Living Future Challenge

The International Living Future Institute™ released the next iteration of the Living Building Challenge.

Widely considered the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard, Living Building Challenge, the 3.0 version represents an important step forward in the program’s evolution, with several new innovative elements as well as important refinements.

Almost 200 projects have registered…

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Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames

Glasgow School of Art engulfed in flames

A major blaze has broken out at the A-listed Glasgow School of Art – one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings. The fire at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building is said to have started in the basement after a projector exploded. The school has stated that all students and staff were evacuated safely

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Thames Hub Airport response submitted to Airports Commission

#Thames Hub #Airport response submitted to Airports Commission

Thames Hub Airport response submitted to Airports Commission

Image by Foster and Partners

The Foster + Partners team has submitted a detailed response to the Airports Commission’s call for evidence, addressing surface access, costs, delivery and an analysis of the environmental, economic and social impacts of a new airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary.

Increasing hub capacity in the South East is vital in ensuring that Britain has the global…

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Vivid Sydney kicks off with a bang

Vivid #Sydney kicks off with a bang

Vivid Sydney kicks off with a bang

From 23 May to 9 June 2014, all eyes will be on Sydney as Vivid Sydney transforms the city into a stunning canvas of light, music and ideas. A melange of creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney will include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections, performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange…

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Los Angeles Philharmonic gets help from high places for ‘Così fan tutte’

Los Angeles Philharmonic gets help from high places for ‘Così fan tutte’

Los Angeles Philharmonic gets help from high places for 'Così fan tutte'

The L.A.Philharmonic rehearses with Swedish soprano Miah Persson, top, at Disney Hall for “Cosí fan tutte” on a stage created by Zaha Hadid’s firm. // Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera “Così fan tutte” arrives on stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday with a hard-edged futurism and a note of nostalgia.

It’s the…

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The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

The Emporis Skyscraper Award, the world’s most renowned prize for skyscrapers, this year goes to London. The tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters’ height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis, the international provider of building…

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Tags: AWARDS Dominique Perrault Architecte London Mad Architects Renzo Piano
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Glasgow School of Art: Fire crews battle to save building

Glasgow School of Art: Fire crews battle to save building

Glasgow School of Art: Fire crews battle to save building

The world famous Glasgow School of Art has suffered devasting damage after a fire ripped through the listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.

Firefighters are still struggling to control the blaze, which appeared to have started in the basement of the building shortly after midday. Eye witnesses feared that the whole west wing of the old building has been lost, including the irreplaceable…

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The #transformation of the Shoreland, #Chicago

Shoreland was built in 1926 as one of Chicago’s grandest apartment hotels. Gracing the south lakeshore, this prominent destination had such notable guests as Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Al Capone, and Elvis Presley.

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Architecture Fringe Festival to shake up Winnipeg at the end of May

#Architecture Fringe Festival to shake up #Winnipeg at the end of May

Storefront Manitoba, together with RAIC Festival organizers, is holding a regional exposition of architecture and design culture entitled the Architecture Fringe Festival (AFF), taking place from May 27-31, 2014

Architecture Fringe Festival to shake up Winnipeg at the end of MayThe AFF will act as a complement to the 2014 MAA/RAIC Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg, also taking place at that time. Events include a special Mayoral Candidates’ Edition of…

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Exhibition Review: Designing for Disaster

#Exhibition Review: Designing for #Disaster

Exhibition Review: Designing for Disaster

The International Hurricane Research Center in Miami features 12, six-foot tall fans—a virtual Wall of Wind—capable of simulating Category 5 hurricanes to test the performance of structures and materials. // Photo © Wall of Wind™, Florida International University

In the weeks before the exhibition Designing for Disaster opened on May 11 at Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum, a wildfire…

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