Morphosis unveils plans for controversial high-rise hotel in tiny Alpine village

The 7132 Tower, as this hotel is being called, would be the central piece of a resort complex that would also include two buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners: Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando. Renderings courtesy Morphosis

Hotel Facilities | March 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem like a strange place to put a skyscraper. But don’t tell that to developer Remo Stoffel.

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads, according to a new s...

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June 19, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

A new white paper from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Perkins Eastman details best design practices for re...

June 18, 2014 |

His 26-plus year history with BSB Design paired with his client relations skills and operational and organizational a...

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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June 18, 2014 | USGBC

In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six Wor...

The tower, called Polstjrnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenburg,
June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The skyscraper, which will reach 230 meters and is named Polstjärnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenb...
New School of Medicine and Health Sciences Building, University of North Dakota,
June 18, 2014 | JLG Architects

Construction boom fueled by 'shale gale' brings rapid growth to North Dakota firm.

 
June 18, 2014 | Consigli Construction

The $60 million facility built in honor of King Rama IX of Thailand is the largest Thai Buddhist temple outside of Th...

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June 18, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported that the May ABI score was 52.6, up sharply from a mark of 49.6 in Apri...

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slash the carbon footpri...

June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From Miles Davis to Björk to Manu Chao to Bach, Babina visualizes how these sounds will look like if they were visibl...

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...

June 17, 2014 | Suffolk Construction

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

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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....

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 w...

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

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

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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 l...

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...

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...

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.

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June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compare services of the w...

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...

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 Tech...

June 12, 2014 | SmithGroup JJR

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

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 l...

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

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 neighbo...

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

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

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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.

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