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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Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship building in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It beat out 29 oth...

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM

December 12, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Gerry Padden's winning photo offers a striking juxtaposition of the Brooklyn Bridge with the sparkling One World Trade Center tower. 

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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For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p

For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to provide 45-minute openings in a 1-hour wall betwe

December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire rated code requirements – but k...

December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and recognizes a practice that consis...

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Ark., designed by Safd

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Ark., designed by Safdie. Photo credit: Charvex, Wikimedia Commons.

December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Gold Medal, voted on annually, honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice o...

December 10, 2014 | 3XN

Designed by 3XN, the new headquarters is located within a park on the shores of Lake Geneva and adjacent to historic Château de Vidy, which has bee...

December 10, 2014 | CannonDesign

The merger also extends CannonDesign’s presence in the markets Astorino currently serves, namely Pittsburgh and Abu Dhabi.

Photo: Mortenson Construction

Photo: Mortenson Construction

December 10, 2014 | University of Colorado Boulder

A study by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that prefab approaches on the new Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver cut 72 workdays...

December 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Babina has adapted quotes from famous names such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies Van Der Rohe.

Renderings: Steven Holl Architects

Renderings: Steven Holl Architects

December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Steven Holl's design for the new wing features a reflective pool that will generate energy.

Photo courtesy Thomas Leth-Olsen/Flickr

Photo courtesy Thomas Leth-Olsen/Flickr

December 09, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

In his latest report, ABC's Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts nonresidential construction spending to expand by roughly 7.5% next year, led by...

Photo credit: International Concept Management

Photo credit: International Concept Management

December 09, 2014 | International Concept Management

The aquarium, designed and built by International Concept Management, is a staggering 23 meters tall and is viewable from all four levels of Europe...

December 09, 2014 | UC Merced

The award brings the campus total for LEED certifications through the U.S. Green Building Council to 13, with its newest building under constructio...

Photo: WorldViz

Photo: WorldViz

December 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

High-speed rendering software, custom APIs, virtual reality tools, and BIM workflow tips were among the hottest BIM/VDC topics in 2014. 

Photo: David Barista

Photo: David Barista

December 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The market outlook is brighter for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction companies, with a majority of AEC firms reporting higher revenu...

Photo: Greg O'Beirne via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greg O'Beirne via Wikimedia Commons

December 08, 2014 | Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Containing more than 180,000 LEGO bricks in 11 colors and 120 different shapes, the model measures eight by four feet and is made entirely of stand...

Three new additions to Page: Barbara Maloney, Dan Kenney, and Michael Smiley.

Three new additions to Page: Barbara Maloney, Dan Kenney, and Michael Smiley.

December 08, 2014 | Page

Page expanded its urban design and urban/campus planning capabilities through the acquisition of BMS Design Group.

Renderings courtesy Moshe Safdie

Renderings courtesy Moshe Safdie

December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new addition to Singapore's Changi Airport, designed by Moshe Safdie, will feature a waterfall and extensive indoor gardens.

December 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Holl and BNIM, the 65,000-sf facility will function as an interactive space, where artists and the community can come together.

Finalist: GH-121371443. Rendering: Malcolm Reading Consultants

Finalist: GH-121371443. Rendering: Malcolm Reading Consultants

December 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastically from tenured employees.

Photo courtesy Ken Nakagaki

Photo courtesy Ken Nakagaki

December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Design student Ken Nakagaki has adapted a device to work with CAD software to replicate digital files on paper.

December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dumpsters tend to be seen as necessary evils of city life, but John H. Locke and Joaquin Reyes wanted New York City's residents to think about them...

Photo: Hlecroy via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Hlecroy via Wikimedia Commons

December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City officials say the flurry of apartment construction over the past year has strained resources, including public services and infrastructure. ...

Photo: Panek via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Panek via Wikimedia Commons

December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recent airport designs are bigger and much more efficient, based on a look at recent projects in Mexico City, London, and China.

December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Just under 10 miles away from Singapore, Funtasy Island (yes, that's the real name) is a resort tucked away in the mangrove islands of the Riau arc...

December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Westminster Council has approved a £175 million 'Garden Bridge' that will allow pedestrian traffic only. There has been some controversy about this...

Shanghai Tower. Photo: Yhz1221 via Wikimedia Commons

Shanghai Tower. Photo: Yhz1221 via Wikimedia Commons

December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This year has seen the completion of many signature tall buildings, including the One World Trade Center. ...

December 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report projects a future where highways will be made from self-healing, glow-in-the-dark materials and will be governed by sophisticated techno...

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