Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Chicago Fire Soccer Club owner Andrew Hauptman is planning to build a new soccer dome on the city's North Side in an effort to expand the brand to this section of the city. The Chicago Fire Soccer Center will be 140,000 square feet on a 4.7 acre site, and will be the first-ever air-supported dome in Chicago.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

The center is slated to open next summer, and serve several adult and children teams. [Crain's Chicago Business]

As the Bloomberg era comes to an end, the New York City mayor has been pushing through over $12 billion in real estate projects before Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes over in 2014. Projects that are approved or on track to be approved include the country's largest indoor skating rink, a $2 billion residential complex on Brooklyn's waterfront, and a giant observation wheel on Staten Island. [The New York Times]

Bali's Green Village is a collection of 18 luxury million-dollar homes made almost entirely of bamboo. Creative director Elora Hardy's goal in master-planning the village is to change perceptions of sustainability and luxury living. [CNN]

Critic Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, on Herzog & de Meuron's Pérez Art Museum: "By any measure it's the best piece of new architecture Miami has seen since Frank Gehry's New World Center opened three years ago." [Vanity Fair]

This little house in Boise, Idaho cost $11,416.16 to build. [The Daily Mail]

The 15th edition of "The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice" is released. [Digital Journal]

Airbnb launched a campaign featuring 50 birdhouse replicas of their listings. [Curbed National]

A billion-dollar plan to construct a 2,200-acre community advances in Coachella, Calif. KTGY Group, an Irvine, Calif.-based architecture firm, plans to add 8,000 homes, 1.5 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 900 acres of parks and open space in the community known for its annual music festival. [The Sacramento Bee]

Architect J. Robertson Cox of Westtown, Pa., who most recently worked at Philadelphia's Blackney Hayes Architects, died in late November. []

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