Google unveils modular-focused plan for corporate HQ in Mountain View

This rendering shows the inside of the proposed Charleston South building looking west. Within the canopy, building segments operate like furniture—light, tactile and reconfigurable. These segments form small villages where employees can work or relax. Renderings courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 01, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The master plan by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will wrap highly flexible office blocks in soaring translucent canopies.

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October 01, 2014 | Getty Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House are among the buildings to receive grants.

October 01, 2014 | LaCantina Doors

LaCantina Doors selected for Most Innovative Window and Best Industry Website

September 30, 2014 | Stephen Powell and Magnus Nilsson, CBRE Healthcare

Implementing collocation via the Big Room concept will remove silos, ensure a cadence for daily communication, promot...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Scientists at MIT have found a way to decrease the carbon emissions that result from concrete production: reducing th...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In August, Simon Fraser University's community think tank, SFU Public Square, launched the RISE competition to find c...

Century Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach, Calif., is one of 11 projects select
September 30, 2014 | USGBC

Eleven projects have been selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grant program. Each will receive $31,0...

 

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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September 30, 2014 | MBCI

The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind a...

The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each volume, the spaces be...

The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and Modeling (BIM) Phase...

One Sansome Street, San Francisco. Photo: Minesweeper via Wikimedia Commons
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 certification. The bu...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support office design as a signif...

Photo: Riisipuuro via Wikimedia Commons
September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York enacted a new law that could make firefighting a bit safer by mandating property owners inform government an...

Renderings courtesy Snhetta
September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of community engagemen...

Rendering of Hy-Fi, winner of the Bronze Award. Image courtesy Holcim Foundation
September 29, 2014 | Holcim Foundation

The 13 Holcim Award winners for North America illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve.

Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel
September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Of the design, Nouvel describes it as inspired by the simplicity of “a single brush stroke.” 

September 25, 2014 | Zumtobel Group Award

The system uses the bio-chemical process of photosynthesis to absorb CO2 emissions, while cultivating microalgae to g...

CSHQA office, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Nichiha
September 25, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to move office locatio...

September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Aarhus Island will be a waterside development in Denmark's second-largest city. The mixed-use development will implem...

September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new hotel in the Persian Gulf are taking Dubai’s Palm Islands concept to a whole new level—underwater, th...

Images courtesy Biomuseo. Photo: Fernando Alda
September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gehry's design for the Biomuseo, or Museum of Biodiversity, draws inspiration from the site's natural and cultural su...

Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons
September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of deman...

September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The guidelines will cover the pros and cons of different intersection designs and types of protection.

Photo: Epicgenius via Wikimedia Commons
September 23, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $35 million Phase 3, known as High Line at the Rail Yards, broke ground September 20, 2012, and officially opened...

September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the cubist, clinical, glass and concrete jungle of today's financial districts. Shenzhen's new plan features a...

September 23, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer experts will discuss the benefits of SPF, safe application and best practices for monitoring air quality, as we...

September 23, 2014 | Kawneer

Kawneer Company introduces its new AA™5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding configuration, the ne...

September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood management techniques...

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September 22, 2014 | NCARB

The newly adopted changes will be implemented in two phases. The first will streamline the program by focusing on the...

Photos and renderings courtesy H3/Maritime Museum
September 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Nine years after the Museum of Maritime and Seafood Industry in Biloxi, Miss., was damaged by Hurricane Katrina’s 30-...

September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

While suspended, lay-in ceilings have long been the norm in commercial design, the open-plenum ceiling has become tre...

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