Scottsdale settles $2.5M eminent domain suit after landowner loses $10M deal

Scottsdale exercised eminent domain on the Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club off Indian Bend and Pima roads to relocate a fire station.

Source: www.azcentral.com

These opulent villas are 50 miles from the Islamic State’s front line in Mosul

Spread in rows like little ornate white boxes, these are the homes of Dream City.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Architects discover Emoji, and guess what they aren’t all happy about it

Pulling ornament into the digital age generates just a few feels in the field.

Source: www.wired.com

Video: Architectural League New York honors His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan with the 2017 President’s Medal at the Metropolitan Club

“Architectural League President Billie Tsien presented the 2017 President’s Medal award to the honorable His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club. The Architectural League of New York The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism and stimulates debate on the…”

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World’s tallest commercial building made of engineered timber opens

The construction of Australia’s first, and the world’s tallest, engineered timber office building has been completed in Sydney.

Source: architecturenow.co.nz

One tall building. One dark and stormy night. 395 dead birds.

The mass casualties prompted the skyscraper to change the way it uses lights during migration season — one strategy bird advocates hope will spread.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Paper towels or blow dryers? Wisconsin is all in with paper

In the debate over which is better for drying hands — paper or blowing air — Wisconsin is all in with paper.

Source: www.jsonline.com

We love paper!!! A great natural resource that gets recycled over and over again.

Milwaukee Mayor’s Design awards all over map

Big, little, new or renovated, award winners in 13 of 15 aldermanic districts.

Source: urbanmilwaukee.com

Tesla expects to finalize four more Gigafactory sites this year

As Tesla works to finish building its first Gigafactory, the company is expanding its global ambitions for additional battery production facilities.Chief executive Elon Musk casually dropped a significant detail during his recent TED Talk, noting tha

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We took a tour of one of the first Apple HomeKit homes [Video]

“..last week..developer and homebuilder Brookfield Residential announced that it will begin including HomeKit accessories in new homes it’s building as a standard feature, starting in …

Source: 9to5mac.com