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This Week in Tech: Amazon’s Northern Virginia Campus

Plus, the We Company launches a $2.9 billion investment platform, a co-working space for AEC companies opens in California, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Tech giant Amazon released the first renderings of the initial phase of its ground-up...
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Notre-Dame must be restored to “last known visual state” says French senate

The French Senate has mandated that Notre-Dame Cathedral must be rebuilt as it was before the fire, which destroyed its roof and spire last month. Tom Ravenscroft The French Senate has passed a bill saying Notre-Dame Cathedral must be rebuilt as it was before the fire, which...
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2nd & 2nd Tower by NBWW

Here are the tallest projects proposed in Miami – two by NBWW

Top 10 buildings range from 859 feet to more than 1,100 feet tall By Keith Larsen | Research by Nicholas Severin More than 20 years ago, residential skyscrapers started sprouting up in Brickell and downtown Miami, slowly replacing low-rising condo and apartment buildings, older...
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Seon-Yeong Kwak Illumination of a book with the nanobionic light-emitting plants (two three-and-a-half-week-old watercress plants). The book and the light-emitting watercress plants were placed in front of a reflective paper to increase the influence from the light emitting plants to the book pages.

A Lesson on People, Place, and Plants

Sheila Kennedy and MIT researchers team up to introduce bioluminescent plants into architecture. By Blaine Brownell Even without the billion-plus people who still lack access to electricity, global electrical networks are under considerable stress. The aging and unreliable U.S....
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EPOCH design by NBWW

Epoch dispute comes down to open space

“We spent nearly 4 years making sure we designed a building everyone in Sarasota would be proud of for years to come.” by Harold Bubil In the latest downtown Sarasota turf war, the matter boils down to a simple scenario: South of Ringling Boulevard, the vintage...
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These books explore everything from Rossi to ballparks. Pictured: PNC Park in Pittsburgh (Joshua Peacock/Unsplash)

Spring into summer with these enthralling architecture books

Get a head start on summer reading with these books that span the range from ballparks to biographies; and remember, any book can be a beach book. By Jonathan Hilburg A new crop of architecture, art, and urbanism books have come out just in time to make the summer reading list,...
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The Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2018. COURTESY THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

Here’s the Contributor List for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial –

More than 80 people and groups from 20 different countries will participate. By Annie Armstrong The list of contributors to the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s 2019 edition, which will run from September 19 through January 5, 2020, has been announced, and it features more than 80...
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AIA: Billings Rebound Slightly in April

Last month’s score of 50.5 puts 2019 billings back in positive territory. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for April came in at a score of 50.5. This is a 2.7-point increase from last month’s score of 47.8, which had marked the...
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Artist conceptual drawing of Entrance to LVCC Loop outside New Exhibition Hall.Image: Tvsdesign/Design Las Vegas and The Boring Company

Las Vegas bets on Elon Musk’s Boring Company for tunnel project

The project should be complete for CES 2021 By Elizabeth Lopatto Las Vegas’ Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended selecting Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build and operate a “people mover” at Las Vegas’ convention center, says Steve Hill, LVCVA’s president and...
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