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Rural school in China to be built by robots

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China’s Jiangxi province which will partly utilise robots to build a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms, theurbandeveloper reports The Lushan Primary School will educate 120 children 160 kilometres north-west of Nanchang and will serve 12 local villages with a total population of about 1,800 people. Continue →
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World’s Longest ‘Horizontal Skyscraper’ unveiled in China

One of Asia’s largest real estate development companies has broken a world record in Chongqing, China with development that bridges a number of skyscrapers with the world’s longest horizontal tower Four 250m-tall skyscrapers hold up Capitaland bridge-like structure, creating a horizontal skyscraper 400m above sea level. Continue →




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Australia’s first CLT plant begins production

Building material manufacturer XLam has set the pace for a timber revolution in Australian construction, the Urban Developer reports, with production officially under way at their newly opened Cross Laminated Timber plant in Wodonga The facility measures 12,000sq m and was announced in 2016, when the $25 million project was originally conceived to fill a gap in the industry responding to the demand for a sustainable, easy-to-use and fast building solution. Continue →
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Median house prices hit new heights

A year-on-year price increase of $27,000 has seen New Zealand achieve a new record median house price of $562,000 – a 5.0% increase – according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)   Median prices for New Zealand excluding Auckland increased by 5.8% annually to $455,000, up from $430,000. Continue →





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Median house prices hit new heights

A year-on-year price increase of $27,000 has seen New Zealand achieve a new record median house price of $562,000 – a 5.0% increase – according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)   Median prices for New Zealand excluding Auckland increased by 5.8% annually to $455,000, up from $430,000. Continue →