Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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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.

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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All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography

All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Artist Adam Reed Tucker used 180,000 LEGO pieces and 420 hours of work to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West campus.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction input prices dipped 1.4% during the final month of 2014 and are down nearly 1% on a year-over-year basis, according to the Jan. 15 pro...

Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon will be a hub for visiting skiers and outdoor enthus...

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The illustrations are Federico Babina's abstract interpretations of the styles of famous architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Bjarke Ingels.

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stands out as a fine exemplar of the new urbanism ethos...

Photo: OSHA

Photo: OSHA

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient...

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm shelters.

January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site in Oakland, Calif. 

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underground parking. 

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: J

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: Javier via Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Last year was a record-breaking year for high-rise construction, with 97 tall buildings completed worldwide, including 11 "supertalls," according t...

January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’s Liverpool Street Station, is located in London’s...

January 13, 2015 |

As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a Metairie-based commercial cons...

January 12, 2015 |

Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers better understand how Icynene’...

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo:  Eric Stauden

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

January 12, 2015 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and William Rawn's Cambridge Public Library are among the winning projects.

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed with the twin towers on 9/11....

January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresidential construction, according to the Bureau of Labo...

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies, such as magazine publisher Conde Nast, dominating...

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: AECOM

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it is producing more energy than i...

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, resulting canceled property/casualty insurance coverage and...

January 07, 2015 | U.S. Department of Energy

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, or private entities to recogniz...

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated with relatively small loan size...

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were chosen. Image courtesy of the University of Chicag

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s South Side, near the university’s campus in Hyde Pa...

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in Houston, according to news site Houston CultureMa...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The towers will house five- and six- star hotels, as well as apartments, with a total of 614 rooms on the property. 

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East redevelopment—accounted for about half of the tota...

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the fi

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the first existing NFL owner to control enough land in

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kroenke Group is the latest in a series of high-profile investors that want to bring back pro football to the City of Lights.

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outside, but opens at one corner into a rounded courtya...

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