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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October 13, 2014 | The Softwood Lumber Board

The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution approach to des...

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms voluntarily pledge net-zero energy...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary material will be timber, curved a...

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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Rendering: Panoramic Interests

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at least 220 sf and contain at least two sinks.

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual offers retrofitting strategies that will enable prope...

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may use design-build on projects in...

Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects

Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manmade methods to store and absorb runoff to reduce f...

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., designed by HOK and The Weidt Group. Rendering: H

October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of new and renovated commercial and...

Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons

October 09, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) had delayed or canceled major d...

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis.

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2024.  

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

October 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011.

October 08, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project is among 25 projects honored by the Design Build Institute of America for excellence in design...

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

October 07, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan debt, according to analysis by John Burns Real Estate...

October 07, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Soaring skyscrapers, architectural wonders, government embassies. Protecting buildings, their occupants, and other assets is a key consideration wh...

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

October 07, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The greater Raleigh, N.C., market appears to be getting back on its feet again, which is good news for rental property owners.

October 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this downloadable graphic, technologist Shaan Hurley dissects 37 cocktails and analyzes their architectural makeup. 

Photo: Norma Gmez via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Norma Gmez via Wikimedia Commons

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 76-year-old architect sees skyscrapers and the privatization of public space to be the most problematic parts of modern city design. 

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest level since the booming 1980s, acc...

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has received...

October 06, 2014 | AIA

Gross billings at architecture firms have increased by 20% since 2011, according to a new report by the AIA.

Illustration: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Illustration: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Women account for more than half of the U.S. population. But even with significant gains over the past 25 years, their numbers and positions among...

Photo: Dcoetzee via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Dcoetzee via Wikimedia Commons

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code, last month.

Photo: Oikos-team via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Oikos-team via Wikimedia Commons

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more than 70 engineers, architects, and development and...

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable properties use 28% less energy per unit and are 29% smaller...

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project's developer.

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan's Bowery district. The majority of...

Image: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having slanted roofs or spires.

Photo: James G. Howes via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: James G. Howes via Wikimedia Commons

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A record 10.7 billion rides were taken on public transit in the United States last year. And a national survey of Americans finds that the speed, r...

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust their budgets, according to a new interactive graph b...

Infographic courtesy Pop Chart Lab

Infographic courtesy Pop Chart Lab

October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From the Parthenon to the Burj Khalifa, a new infographic and poster from Pop Chart Lab chronicles 90 of the greatest works of architecture since p...

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