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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All renderings courtesy 3XN

All renderings courtesy 3XN

July 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm 3XN's design wins competition for a new educational facility for Mälardalen University in Sweden, which will house a library, communal...

Photo credit: Iwan Baan. Photos courtesy of Design Museum.

Photo credit: Iwan Baan. Photos courtesy of Design Museum.

July 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Design Museum's Design of the Year award has been awarded to Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center. Hadid is not only the first woman to win the to...

July 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In part two of the exclusive series 'Inside' Western Window Systems, we explore the creativity behind new prod...

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 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In part three of the exclusive series 'Inside' Western Window Systems, a collaborative design environment fuel...
July 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In this exclusive video series, we have a look 'Inside' Western Window Systems and take you behind-the-scenes...
David Benjamin, owner and founder of The Living. Photo courtesy of Autodesk.

David Benjamin, owner and founder of The Living. Photo courtesy of Autodesk.

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living, David Benjamin's design studio, has been acquired by Autodesk. Combined, the two will create the Autodesk Studio, which will "create ne...

The design vision for Westside Multimodal Transit Center balances mass transit w

The design vision for Westside Multimodal Transit Center balances mass transit with open green space, mixed-use development, pub

June 30, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

The new 90,000-sf development will principally service San Antonio’s growing network of city bus and VIA PRIMO bus rapid transit service, including...

All renderings courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Dam & Partners, and EPO.

All renderings courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Dam & Partners, and EPO.

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With around 80,000 sm and a budget of €205 million self-financed by the EPO, the complex will be one of the biggest office construction sites ever...

Photo: JonathanRe via Wikipedia

Photo: JonathanRe via Wikipedia

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A neglected Queens landmark that once reflected the "excitement and hopefulness" at the beginning of the Space Age may soon be restored. 

Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons

June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build projec...

Image courtesy of Zaha-Hadid.com

Image courtesy of Zaha-Hadid.com

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid's design for the Iraq Parliament was selected, despite placing third in the original RIBA-organized competition.

Future of Rail 2050 suggests that automated systems will optimise the running ti

Future of Rail 2050 suggests that automated systems will optimise the running time of passenger trains and increase the reliabil

June 30, 2014 | Arup

In its Future of Rail 2050 report, Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate c...

Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.

Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.

June 30, 2014 | CGLA Infrastructure

The ASCE estimates that $3.6 trillion must be invested by 2020 to make critically needed upgrades and expansions of national infrastructure—and avo...

The Interlace is a 1,040-unit apartment complex consisting of 31 apartment block

The Interlace is a 1,040-unit apartment complex consisting of 31 apartment blocks, each six stories tall and 70 meters long, sta

June 30, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The 1,040-unit apartment complex in Singapore has won the inaugural Urban Habitat award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which...

Rendering via socketsite.com

Rendering via socketsite.com

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

As a solution to San Francisco’s density and low housing supply compared to demand, local firms Build Inc. and Macy Architecture each are to build...

The winning design by Bart Shaw, AIA. Rendering courtesy of AIA.

The winning design by Bart Shaw, AIA. Rendering courtesy of AIA.

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The American Institute of Architects held a competition to solve the farmer's markets' biggest design dilemma: lightweight, bland canopies that alt...

Illustration: cuteimage via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Illustration: cuteimage via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 30, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

A new report by the American Institute of Architects highlights several emerging trends in the architecture marketplace, including the growth of th...

One key to realizing the millennials potential in the housing market is for the

One key to realizing the millennials potential in the housing market is for the economy to grow to the point where their income

June 30, 2014 | Joint Center for Housing Studies

Although the housing industry saw notable increases in construction, home prices, and sales in 2013, household growth has yet to fully recover from...

June 30, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

It turns out that Generation X, who have the highest incomes of the three generations surveyed, are paying the highest home payments and tend to ha...

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire resistive wall openings in the exterior using Super

June 27, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire resistive wall openings in the exterior using SuperLite II-XL...

Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Program, which plans to open a total of five Regional Re...

Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Photo: Dacoslett via Wikimedia Commons

Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Photo: Dacoslett via Wikimedia Commons

June 25, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assitant Editor

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of 11 Most Endangered Historical Sites in the United States for 2014.

Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Ge

Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty

June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partners' Marseille and London's...

June 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Glumac consulting engineer CEO Steve Straus and Plum Creek director of real estate Doug Cole join GBI's board of directors.

The 70,000-sf Sun Devil Fitness Complex adds a new contemporary landmark to ASU

The 70,000-sf Sun Devil Fitness Complex adds a new contemporary landmark to ASUs Downtown Phoenix campus. Targeting LEED Gold,

June 25, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

No extra time, no extra money, no room to go taller? “No problem,” says nimble Building Team.

Photo courtesy of Adilla Menayang

Photo courtesy of Adilla Menayang

June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plan to hold the Chicago Architecture Biennial in late 2015, intended to rival Venice's Biennale.

June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day....

Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.

Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.

June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two addi...

Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.

Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.

June 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Comissioned by Bernard Arnault, American legendary architect Frank Gehry's newest structure in Paris for Foundation Louis Vuitton will house eleven...

Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

June 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Make It Right, Brad Pitt's foundation that builds homes for people in need, has just revealed five new designs for the Fort Peck (Mont.) Indian Res...

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