World’s tallest wood building design unveiled by MGA

Plans include a mix of market-rate and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub, and other amenities. Renderings courtesy Michael Green Architecture

Wood | June 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront," said architect Michael Green of the project.

 

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July 18, 2014 | The Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative announced that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Belk Hall, a student housin...

July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer
July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without compromising privacy or...

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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Ketchikan (Alaska) Federal Building. Photo: GSA
July 17, 2014 | U.S. General Service Administration

After operating the first biomass boiler in the Ketchikan, Alaska, Federal Building, the U.S. General Services Admini...

July 17, 2014 | ASHRAE

A memorandum of understanding creating the Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance was signed on June 29; the Alli...

New metal buildings have helped boost productivity at Perrault Farms in Yakima V
July 17, 2014 | Star Building Systems Sponsored Content

The construction of efficient metal buildings has helped Perrault Farms expand its hops-harvesting business.

 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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Chart: Morrissey Goodale
July 16, 2014 | Morrissey Goodale
Through the first six months of 2014, Morrissey Goodale tracked 101 sales of U.S.-based architecture and engineerin...
July 16, 2014 | Ware Malcomb

Architecture and design firm also honored for commercial real estate projects in New Jersey.

The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of April
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Aprilli Design Studio has stepped forward with a new idea for a vertical farm, which is intended to resemble a gian...
Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Santa Clara (Calif.) City Council approved the next steps for a massive development project next to Levi’s Stadiu...

Special features of the new competition pool at Niles North High School include
July 16, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Collaborative spirit abounds in the expansion and renovation of a high school pool facility in suburban Chicago.

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter with clear goals and gu...

Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled construction of a new...

Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA  via Wikimedia Commons
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that flooding has increased alo...

July 16, 2014 | Reed Construction Data 

Construction starts for nonresidential work saw a surge in June, rising more than a third compared with the previous...

July 16, 2014 | ASHRAE

Indoor Air Quality Association will become part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and board;...

A narrow vertical expansion made space for 72 new patient beds at the University
July 15, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Curtain wall façade brings new levels of natural light to patient rooms in an unusual vertical addition.

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Celebrated American architect Michael Graves sits with the Washington Post to talk about how being on a wheelchair ch...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have been readapted to meet...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Together, the firms will form a massive global giant with more than $19 billion in revenue and 95,000 employees in 15...

July 15, 2014 | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Harmonization Task Group will offer marketplace benefits including consistent messaging, simplification, eliminat...

All renderings courtesy Penda
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

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Renderings courtesy of Forster + Partners
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinburg.

July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It's the first veterinary facility in California to get a LEED Gold certification; over 60% of its power is generated...

July 14, 2014 | Toyota

Toyota announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments to develop its new N...

The Building Team for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, only had ab
July 14, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A massive scope, tough schedule, and technical complexity fail to daunt the Building Team for a huge California corre...

Renderings courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has designed a 40-story residential building in San Francisco that is inspired by the c...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architec...

Centennial Hall is the first new academic building on the UW-Eau Claire campus i
July 11, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Centennial Hall houses the College of Education and Human Sciences and consolidates teacher education. It is the firs...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

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