Tactical urbanism: Why bigger isn’t always better in urban revitalization

Each September, as part of Park(ing) Day, citizens, artists, and activists in more than 160 cities collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into micro parks, gardens, and art exhibits. Photo: my.parkingday.org

Cultural Facilities | May 27, 2015 | David Barista

A budding urban planning movement that is sprouting in cities across the globe proves that low-cost, small-scale, community-driven projects have the power to effect positive change.

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

The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village
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
July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

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

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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July 07, 2014 | Tyco SimplexGrinnell

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

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, Du...

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"—se...

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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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 forefro...

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...

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...

July 03, 2014 | Birdair

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and ROSSETTI, the architect of record for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, tapped...

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...

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 Broo...

July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by WRNS Studio, the Firehouse Clinic will encourage local residents with limited healthcare access to consid...

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

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

The canopies will provide shade and note paths to recreation and seating areas.
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The series of projects, called the Al Farjan Recreational Sports Facilities, have been designed in such a way that th...

NOAA News Photo
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scott City School District in Missouri recently broke ground on an 8,990-sf performing arts theater that will also fu...

Rendering courtesy Peter Zumthor
July 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After his design drew concerns about potential damage to LA's La Brea Tar Pits, Peter Zumthor has dramatically revise...

Photo: Whole Building Design Guide
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The National Performance Based Design Guide, based on research and development supported by the Science...

Photo: Dept. of Labor
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Labor and MDG Design & Construction LLC have reached a settlement over wage violations at...

La Entrada master-planned community in Coachella. Renderings: KTGY
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plans for a new section of the proposed $1 billion La Entrada master-planned community in Coachella, Calif., moved ah...

Photo: franky242 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ohio became the nation’s first state to roll back renewable energy standards after the state House of Representatives...

Photo: Momos via Wikimedia Commons
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New research from a George Washington University research group and LOCUS, a coalition of real estate investors that'...

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 w...

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...

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

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

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 o...

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