Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

Renderings courtesy Graphite Design Group

Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

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Now you can “save” your Lego projects in case your dog ruins it

When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.

Designers | January 29, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Now you can “save” your Lego projects in case your dog ruins it.

5 crucial lessons from moving BIM/VDC workflows to the cloud

Illustration: Autodesk

BIM and Information Technology | January 28, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Early adopters of cloud-based model collaboration share what they learned in overcoming their toughest hurdles.

Photo: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons

The National Institute of Building Sciences estimates the retrofit market for small commercial buildings at $35.6 billion. Photo: Infrogmation via Wikimedia Commons

Office Building Design | January 28, 2015 | David Barista |

The real opportunity for shrinking the nation’s energy footprint lies in the mundane world of small commercial buildings, writes BD+C's David Baris...

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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MGM plans to finish urban casino in Massachusetts city within 30 months

The resort complex will include plazas and pedestrian ways. Renderings courtesy of MGM International.

Casinos | January 28, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Will the colossal project beat this race against time?

An urban wind and solar energy system that may actually work

The system sits at the edge of a building's roof, generating wind and solar energy. Images courtesy of Anerdgy.

Energy Efficiency | January 28, 2015 | BD+C Staff

For land-scarce countries like Switzerland, building a wind or solar park can be out of the question. Here's an invention that might solve it.

January 28, 2015 | Inside Video Series
In this new exclusive video series, we have a look "Inside" Valspar and take you behind-the-scenes to peer int...
Henning Larsen designs an opera house that slopes above a lake in China

Renderings courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Cultural Facilities | January 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Henning Larsen, the firm behind the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, releases plans of a latticed opera house on a lake.

Multifamily construction, focused on rentals, expected to slow in the coming years

NAHB's forecast shows multifamily starts reaching 358,000 units in 2015, or only 1.7% more than last year. Photo: Estormiz via Wikimedia Commons

Multifamily Housing | January 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New-home purchases, which recovered strongly in 2014, indicate that homeownership might finally be making a comeback.

London goes through with Foggo Associates' "can of ham" building

Renderings courtesy Foggo Associates.

Office Building Design | January 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The much delayed high-rise development at London’s 60-70 St. Mary Axe resembles a can of ham, and the project's architects are embracing the playfu...

Arriscraft delivers wow factor for the University of Wyoming’s remarkable Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

Designed by Pappas & Pappas Architects and DLR Group, the center combines the traditional with the contemporary and provides a spectacularly visual venue, which incorporates welcome areas, offices, ballrooms, conference rooms, exhibits, and more. Photo: Arriscraft

January 26, 2015 | Arriscraft

The state-of-the art Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center successfully fuses the university’s time-honored brand qualities with a leading-edge technol...

Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

Renderings courtesy Graphite Design Group

Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

A revitalized solar roof for San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall

A Duro-Last roof is ideal for solar panels. Photo: Duro-Last

Roofing | January 26, 2015 | Duro-Last Roofing

White thermoplastic PVC roof system fits the bill for rooftop solar installation project at famed concert hall.

Cleaning up campus – Solar success university-wide

In the winter of 2013, Panasonic designed and installed a 498 kW solar module arrangement, support structures, and performance monitoring system to provide clean energy power generation to two research facilities and surrounding buildings on CU-Boulder’s campus. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions

Green | January 26, 2015 | Panasonic Eco Solutions

A historically progressive campus known as a leader in climate and energy research, the University of Colorado Boulder is always looking for new wa...

MVRDV designs twisty skyscraper to grace Vienna's skyline

Renderings courtesy MVRDV

Mixed-Use | January 26, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the surrounding area.

January 22, 2015 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November. This score reflects an increase...

Photo: Terence Wiki via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Terence Wiki via Wikimedia Commons

Multifamily Housing | January 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Investors bet big time on demand for rental properties over homeownership in 2014, when sales of apartment buildings hit a record $110.1 billion, o...

January 21, 2015 | Autodesk

Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, which states that Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collabor...

Rendering courtesy Tesla

Rendering courtesy Tesla

January 21, 2015 | John Caulfield

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually produce enough power for 500,000 electric cars.

3D Printer, Building, Multifamily, China
Modular Building | January 21, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The building components were prefabricated piece by piece using a printer that is 7 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and 40 meters long. 

Crystalline Amethyst Hotel Rendering NL Architects
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut in half to reveal a gemstone inside. 

No. 1 Undershaft, London, Avery Associates, tower
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" building.

January 20, 2015 | EH&E

A pilot program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during construction and renovation projects at Brigham and W...

Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office

Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in Tianjin.

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his designs.

Mitazono Wakaba, Architecture for Humanity, bankruptcy, nonprofit
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed its San Francisco office and plans to file for Ch...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

On Jan. 14, 2015, developer Carpenter & Company and executives from the Four Seasons broke ground on the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Resid...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C News
The 89th and 90th floors of 157 W. 57th Street have just been purchased for more than $100 million. 
Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is

Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is the western terminus of the new Green Line, whic

January 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

You can catch a train at Minneapolis’s new Target Field Station. You can also share in an experience. That’s what ‘Open Transit’ is all about.

Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was o

Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was one of five winning submissions.

January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Five winning designs have been unveiled for lifeguard stands that will double as public space art installations on Toronto's beach.

Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons

January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each of the last two years.

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