Building wood towers: How high is up for timber structures?

The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects

Wood | April 26, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Building Teams around the world are starting to use more large-scale structural wood systems. 

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December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal, among other things, would impose a rental registration program and fee targeted at keeping better track...

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Attia and tech company Max Sound Corp. have brought a lawsuit against Google because of Flux, a Google X-developed st...

Renderings: SHoP Architects
December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harbor, extending the Ma...

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward independent incorporation o...

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been commissioned to design the $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Educ...

December 15, 2014 | HOK

ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail syst...

 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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December 15, 2014 | Builder Flash, LLC

Understanding the challenges building professionals face when needing to locate and order replacement and service par...

December 15, 2014 | BQE Software

UER was able to reduce its invoice processing time by 70%, improve cash-flows with a record all-time DSO, averaging l...

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December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship building in Herzogenaurac...

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM
December 12, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Gerry Padden's winning photo offers a striking juxtaposition of the Brooklyn Bridge with the sparkling One World Trad...

For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
Fire-Rated Products | December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire r...

December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and rec...

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Ark., designed by Safd
December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Gold Medal, voted on annually, honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influenc...

December 10, 2014 | 3XN

Designed by 3XN, the new headquarters is located within a park on the shores of Lake Geneva and adjacent to historic...

December 10, 2014 | CannonDesign

The merger also extends CannonDesign’s presence in the markets Astorino currently serves, namely Pittsburgh and Abu D...

Photo: Mortenson Construction
December 10, 2014 | University of Colorado Boulder

A study by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that prefab approaches on the new Saint Joseph Hospi...

December 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Babina has adapted quotes from famous names such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies Van Der Rohe.

Renderings: Steven Holl Architects
December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Steven Holl's design for the new wing features a reflective pool that will generate energy.

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December 09, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

In his latest report, ABC's Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts nonresidential construction spending to expand by...

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December 09, 2014 | International Concept Management

The aquarium, designed and built by International Concept Management, is a staggering 23 meters tall and is viewable...

December 09, 2014 | UC Merced

The award brings the campus total for LEED certifications through the U.S. Green Building Council to 13, with its new...

Photo: WorldViz
December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

High-speed rendering software, custom APIs, virtual reality tools, and BIM workflow tips were among the hottest BIM/V...

Photo: David Barista
December 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The market outlook is brighter for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction companies, with a majority of AEC...

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December 08, 2014 | Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Containing more than 180,000 LEGO bricks in 11 colors and 120 different shapes, the model measures eight by four feet...

Three new additions to Page: Barbara Maloney, Dan Kenney, and Michael Smiley.
December 08, 2014 | Page

Page expanded its urban design and urban/campus planning capabilities through the acquisition of BMS Design Group....

Renderings courtesy Moshe Safdie
December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new addition to Singapore's Changi Airport, designed by Moshe Safdie, will feature a waterfall and extensive indoor...

December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Holl and BNIM, the 65,000-sf facility will function as an interactive space, where artists and the commun...

December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastically from tenured empl...

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