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An abandoned golf course is being converted into a 23-megawatt solar power plant in Kyoto, Japan.

The plant will generate an estimated 26,312 megawatt hours (MWh) per year—enough to electrically power approximately 8,100 local households.
Kyocera Corporation/REX Shutterstock An abandoned golf course is being converted into a 23-megawatt solar power plant in Kyoto, Japan. The plant will generate an estimated 26,312 megawatt hours (MWh) per year—enough to electrically power approximately 8,100 local households.


From the Magazine: Los Angeles design firm Ball-Nogues Studio debuted an unconventional building material for their installation at Coachella. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action will help Nepal rebuild housing that was devastated by the April 25 earthquake, a crowdsourcing effort to create Sir John Soane’s Bank of England will be done through BIM, and columnist Aaron Betsky finds new neighborhoods and experiences by taking shortcuts around traffic.

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Number of the Day: $2 billion—the estimated cost for the construction of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA. It could become the most expensive stadium ever built. [Sports Illustrated]

Five More Stories for Thursday:

A new platform called Reify is able to transform audio into tangible sculptures using 3D printers. [Wired]

The Happy Bones coffee shop in New York started out as just an alleyway between two buildings. [Contemporist]

A review of Frederick Kiesler’s "Endless House" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. [Forbes]

Architect Soo K. Chan, Assoc. AIA’s work was inspired by his childhood home in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysia  . [The Wall Street Journal]

Patrick Melancon, principal architect of New Orleans–based Melancon Ortega Designs, shares insight into hiring an architect. [The Times-Picayune]

Awards: Enter Now!

An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

The 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 Competition, which aims to celebrate architecture and design projects located in Asia, has extended its deadline to July 30.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.

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