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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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’...

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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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...

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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...

 

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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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...

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 ma...

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 complet...

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 compet...

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

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 n...

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

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 A...

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: lightw...

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 marketpla...

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

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 highes...

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