5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new Toronto townhome brings cutting-edge design.

All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH

All photos: Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH

July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the 2014...

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB

July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated...

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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July 10, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain USA

Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment of fire-rated glazing products. ...

July 10, 2014 | Steinberg SF Studio

Grant and Saheba left their previous architectural firms, AECOM and Handel respectively, because they saw the opportunity to bring their agile, pro...

July 10, 2014 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregate...

The JW Marriott Hanoi features an unusual cantilevered design, with a curled sha

The JW Marriott Hanoi features an unusual cantilevered design, with a curled shape inspired by the form of a dragon. The arms of

July 09, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

An international Building Team unites to create Vietnam’s first JW Marriott luxury property.

July 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld as the new Director of Busine...

July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Residents are trying to block developers from destroying historic architecture in Tokyo's Yanaka district, where a remarkable number of traditional...

July 09, 2014 | Harvard Business School

Expected to open in 2018, the facility will combine the elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance space, and an intimate community...

July 09, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Though New York and Los Angeles are often seen as the sole hubs for design jobs, other design epicenters are scattered between the coasts.

All renderings courtesy SOM

All renderings courtesy SOM

July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The lightweight and luminous design "responds to its setting and creates a striking infrastructural icon for the city," said SOM Design Partner Rog...

The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base.

The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base. The 500,000-sf facility has 96 outpatient proced

July 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new hospital campus sets a new st...

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects

July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese architect points out a major design f...

Photo courtesy National Building Museum

Photo courtesy National Building Museum

July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To navigate the maze, people mus...

Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum

Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum

July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure has been built and opened to...

Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can all i

Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can all impact an IGUs risk for a thermal break. Illustr

July 07, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal break.

The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village

The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village of Healthcare concepta progression of function

July 07, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule.

For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O

For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate Office Building 2 in Omaha, Neb., Clark Enersen P

July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick. 

July 07, 2014 | Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Built for quick, easy navigation and with an intuitive content management system, the site features customer-focused information that profiles the...

Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding

Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding

July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

To add to Dubai's already impressive portfolio of world's tallest tower and world's largest natural flower garden, Dubai Holding has plans to build...

Renderings courtesy SPARK

Renderings courtesy SPARK

July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—self-contained, solar-powered po...

Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ

Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ

July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings science to the forefront of academic life. Its gloss...

Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

July 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design that is more subtle, and "more Toronto."

July 03, 2014 | The Clark Art Institute

Combining the talents of four noted architects, the project unites the new Clark Center, designed by Tadao Ando, with the renovated Museum Building...

July 03, 2014 | Birdair

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and ROSSETTI, the architect of record for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, tapped Birdair to supply a 210,000-s...

All renderings courtesy of Neoscape

All renderings courtesy of Neoscape

July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, recently unveiled designs for the second stadium.

Downtown Brooklyn. Image via Google Maps

Downtown Brooklyn. Image via Google Maps

July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

JDS Development partners with SHoP to construct a 70-story building at 775-feet tall, unprecedented for downtown Brooklyn.

July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by WRNS Studio, the Firehouse Clinic will encourage local residents with limited healthcare access to consider them as an alternative to t...

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custom-designed graphics at the Bill Wallace Early Ch

July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transparency headline today’s commercial flooring trends....

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