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 of Foster + Partners.

All renderings courtesy of Foster + Partners.

June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design organizes offices, labs, and social spaces into five "fingers," putting different work spaces parallel to each other.

June 17, 2014 | Suffolk Construction

Exec with eight years of Florida experience will head regional team.

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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Photo: Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons

June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35.9 million people moved between 2012 and 2013, meaning that 11.7% of the U.S. population moved in one year....

Renderings: courtesy Chetwood Architects

Renderings: courtesy Chetwood Architects

June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Phoenix Towers are expected to reach 1 km, the same height as Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's Kingdom Tower, but would set a record for multiple...

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Institution

June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool spaces.”

Photo: Peter Haken via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Peter Haken via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roof replacement cost less and would help commercial...

June 13, 2014 | Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building company hires new president and COO

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dangerous by Design, an annual study of the dangers American pedestrians face, has been published for 2014. The study looks at a number of differen...

June 13, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Editor, and JBRC

John Burns Real Estate Consulting ranks the top 25 housing amenities by generation, based on feedback from more than 20,000 home shoppers.

All renderings courtesy of BIG

All renderings courtesy of BIG

June 13, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

The glass-and-steel pavilion's spiral structure acts as a storytelling device for the company's history.

Photo: E. Kvelland via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: E. Kvelland via Wikimedia Commons

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compare services of the world’s cities.

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The planned site is a natural landscape among redwood trees with views over Monterey Bay, a site that the architects have called “one of the most b...

June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method ...

June 12, 2014 | SmithGroup JJR

With the construction of the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland University Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Michigan, SmithGroupJJR recently...

June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Winners were awarded $4,000 and a trip to Cersaie, the annual tile exhibition held in Bologna, Italy. Projects were located all over North America,...

Jevon Carrington and Leila Schey, both Architectural Designers in Genslers Wash

Jevon Carrington and Leila Schey, both Architectural Designers in Genslers Washington, D.C., office, collaborate on a project u

June 11, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

In search of a fast rendering solution, Gensler looked to the gaming and moviemaking industries for the next breakthrough tool: Octane Render.

June 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff |

A new development in New York's historic Sugar Hill district nears completion, designed to be an icon for the neighborhood's rich history.

June 11, 2014 | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center BD+C Staff |

A plan to revitalize New Orleans' Convention Center moves forward after Louisiana governor signs bill.

Image courtesy of hermanmiller.com

Image courtesy of hermanmiller.com

June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Today's technologies allow us to work anywhere. So why come to an office at all? Herman Miller has an answer.

June 11, 2014 | Plaza Construction

Slated for completion in 2015, both the seven-story, 275,141 square-foot One Ocean and six-story, 190,654 square-foot Marea will offer landscapes b...

AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener

AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regenerating urban communities globally.

June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of colorful paints and coatings can affect a city's...

Screenshot from BusinessInsider.com

Screenshot from BusinessInsider.com

June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

California-based Esri, a supplier of GIS software, created a nifty interactive map that gives viewers a satellite perspective of Brazil’s many new...

Renderings courtesy Eindhoven University of Technology / www.StrusturalIce.com

Renderings courtesy Eindhoven University of Technology / www.StrusturalIce.com

June 10, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Associate Editor

"Sagrada Familia in Ice" will be built with a mixture of wooden fibers and plain ice that is three times stronger than ice. 

June 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Roof window manufacturer Fakro offers a skylight window system that quickly converts into an open-air balcony.

June 10, 2014 | Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Selis Manor is the first government-funded residence for the vision-impaired and disabled in New York City. MAP’s design eases crowding, increases...

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The new program focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in nonresidential buildings and can be pursued by...

Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architect

Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architects. Photo: Daniel Stark, courtesy AIA

June 09, 2014 | AIA

Yale's funky new Ground café and a pavilion made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles are among the nation's best new small projects. 

Credit: The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Credit: The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

June 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum, meant to hold Eli and Edythe Borad's collection of contemporary art, is suing the German company Seele for what the museum describes as...

June 09, 2014 | SSOE

SSOE’s Board of Directors announced that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of the engineering firm. Howell has been with...

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