Amazon's new patent outlines its vision for using lakes, reservoirs and purpose-built pools as warehouses

Amazon files patent for underwater warehouses

by Alice Morby Following its proposal for flying warehouses, online retailer Amazon has filed a patent that would see its depots submerged underwater, with items summoned to the surface by acoustic vibrations. Details of the patent, which was filed earlier this year in the US,...
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Rendering of Le Meridien by architects NBWW

Developer of Le Meridien hotel in Dania boosts loan to $53M

Former Sheraton will reopen in 2017 following $30M renovation By Katherine Kallergis The developer of the planned Le Meridien in Dania Beach boosted its loan to $52.7 million, records show.  Fortress Credit Co. is the lender. The loan was originally $20 million, with the...
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Dexus Sydney office. Image: courtesy Unispace

The death of the desk | Architecture Now

Workplace experts Unispace predict the “death of the desk” by 2020, outlined in the recently released report “Workplace 2020”. Workspace design experts Unispace believe that the traditional office will change irrevocably in as little as five years, and...
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The resort has begun construction, with a new sales center slated to be completed in the coming weeks and the first phase of development wrapped up in 2017. Margaritaville Resort Orlando

NBWW Designed Margaritaville Resort shares new look at upcoming destination – Orlando Business Journal

Richard Bilbao The Margaritaville Resort Orlando project is giving a look at what its first guests will see in 2017 when its first phase is complete. The project released renderings that included an aerial view, as well as a view of some of the amenities planned for the $750...
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Miami architecture firm NBWW tapped to design MargaritaVillage Hotel – Orlando Business Journal

NBWW to Design MargaritaVillage Hotel Miami-based Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates Inc., an award-winning, internationally recognized architecture firm, will design the hotel component of the MargaritaVillage resort in Kissimmee. NBWW will design the new 187-room...
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Designs for Rotterdam wind turbine you could live inside – DeZeen Magazine

A team of Dutch companies has unveiled a proposal for a huge circular wind turbine that doubles as an apartment block and hotel, and also includes a rollercoaster. Billed as “the most innovative windmill in the world”, the Dutch Windwheel is intended as a landmark...
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Google’s new headquarters design takes transparency to new levels – LA Times

Christopher Hawthorne Los Angeles Times As an architect, what do you give the company that has everything? More to the point, what do you design for the company that is everywhere, that has become digitally ubiquitous? If you’re Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels, the...
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VIDEO: Meet the Architects Behind NYC’s Most Radical Pool | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Cover image: A rendering of the + POOL. (Courtesy of + POOL) Architects Dong-Ping Wong and Archie Lee Coates IV of + Pool discuss their new exhibition at Ace Hotel in New York City and their design for a swimming pool inside the East River. via VIDEO: Meet the Architects Behind...
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