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Floating sustainable office planned for Rotterdam

Floating sustainble office Rotterdam

Floating sustainable office planned for Rotterdam

Floating sustainable office planned for Rotterdam Floating Office Rotterdam is expecteed to open in late 2020 Atchain   We recently reported on a planned timber skyscraper in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and now another impressive sustainable project is coming to the city too, courtesy of Powerhouse Company. Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR) is a green-roofed, solar-powered office-on-the-water that's due to begin construction soon. FOR will be located in Rotterdam's Rijnhaven port and will serve as a new headquarters for the Global Center on Adaptation, which aims to prepare communities, cities and countries for the disruptive effects of climate change. Its commission is led by...

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Holy Architecture for Earthly Devotion

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Holy Architecture for Earthly Devotion

Holy Architecture for Earthly Devotion Created by Virginia Dwan in the 1990s in collaboration with land artist Charles Ross and architect Laban Wingert, the Dwan Light Sanctuary is a secular space for contemplation. An apse in the Dwan Light Sanctuary in Montezuma, New Mexico (all photos by Angie Rizzo) In the 1990s, Virginia Dwan conceived of the Dwan Light Sanctuary, a secular space for contemplation that would be free and open to the public. Well-known for her career as an art dealer, her longstanding financial support of major earthworks such as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, and her promotion of conceptual art in the...

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Dredged materials help create residential area in Finland

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Dredged materials help create residential area in Finland

Dredged materials help create residential area in Finland Clay from maintenance dredging in the Finnish Port of Turku, along with other dredged masses, will be turned into viable construction material to be used in the construction of a new residential suburb The plan to reuse clay from maintenance dredging in the port of Turku in the construction of a new residential hub in the Lauttaranta area is part of the EU-backed circular economy – CircVol – project that aims at more efficient use of different land masses, including clay, rock, and industrial side or by-products, and thus sustainable use of...

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How an AEC innovation award-winner propels construction technology

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How an AEC innovation award-winner propels construction technology

How an AEC innovation award-winner propels construction technology At Windover Construction, Amr Raafat is well known for using technology to connect the dots in the construction planning process. Last month, the vice president of VDC and technology for the New England-based firm received global recognition for his efforts. Raafat was named Innovator of the Year in the Autodesk AEC Excellence awards for his use of BIM, drones and virtual reality (VR) to smooth construction workflows. Usually when drones are used in the industry, it’s to record photos or video of jobsites for inspections. Taking this idea a step further, Raafat developed an...

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Duke Energy tower under construction in uptown acquired in record deal

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Duke Energy tower under construction in uptown acquired in record deal

Duke Energy tower under construction in uptown acquired in record deal Maryland-based CGA Capital has partnered with Childress Klein to buy Duke Energy's Charlotte Metro Tower, currently under construction in uptown Charlotte. Once the project is complete, the two firms will pay as much as $675 million in the planned sale-and-leaseback deal for the 40-story tower. Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) spokesman Neil Nissan says the final construction cost has not yet been determined and the sales price can’t be identified. But he says Duke’s all-in costs for the new building are expected to be in the range of $675 million. Regardless of the...

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