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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All renderings: courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank, is inspired by the...

The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo cou
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The recently opened NewActon Nishi apartment complex in Canberra, Australia, features one of the more unique lobby sp...

May 28, 2014 | B.R. Fries

Occupying the building’s entire second floor, the male-centric center is honeycombed with examination and consultatio...

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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Renderings: courtesy Safdie Architects
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Moshe Safdie's latest project, a pair of 38-story luxury residential towers in Singapore, will be linked by three "sk...

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new
May 28, 2014 | The Architectural Team

First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housing conditions. Now t...

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a highly sustainable lab building, recently opene
May 27, 2014 | BD+C staff

ZGF Architects' La Jolla building for genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter and his nonprofit research organization aims t...

 

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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One World Trade Center, courtesy Cushman & Wakefield
May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sluggish economy and lackluster leasing force developer The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York and...

Fireframes Designer Series doors in Grim Hall
May 27, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For the renovation of Lincoln University’s Grim Hall life sciences building into a state-of-the-art computer facility...

May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The two data center facilities totaling almost 430,000 sf for owner Digital Realty Trust will use the company's TK-...
Barnsworth Exhibition Center, Location / Plano, Ill. Photo: Dave Burk, Hedrich B
May 23, 2014 | AIA Chicago

Winning projects include an events center for Mies van der Rohe's landmark Farnsworth House and a new boathouse along...

May 23, 2014 | NeoCon

Tech-friendly furniture, “live walls,” sit-stand desks, and circadian lighting are among the emerging trends identifi...

May 23, 2014 | Ryan Schultz & Timothy Connor, SPARCH

Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Realty.

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/cold-aisle configura...

Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulatio
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s where AEC firms and owners are getting the most bang for the buck when using BIM/VDC to coordinate data center...

Photo: Fleshas via Wikimedia Commons
May 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling...
May 23, 2014 | BD+C Editors

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park project in Colorado will be the first data center to be fully self-contained wit...

Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data center infrastructur...

May 22, 2014 | The International Living Future Institute

The Living Building Challenge, a built environment’s performance standard from the International Living Future Instit...

The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 millio
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, opened in 2012 to much fanfare. But cracks recently began to appear th...

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Team BlackSheep—devotees of filmmaking with drones—has posted a fun video that takes viewers high over the city for s...

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum-designed buildings...

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the...

Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disaster costs, the Nation...

520 West 28th Street. Rendering courtesy of Related Companies and Zaha Hadid Arc
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The High Line, New York City's elevated park created from a conversion of rail lines, is the organizing principle for...

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter c
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The legislation focused on energy efficiency standards such as water heaters with smart meters and cheaper heating an...

IKEA Headquarters in lmhult, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Due to open next year, the museum is expected to attract 200,000 people annually to rural Älmhult, Sweden, home of th...

Lenfest Hall, one of the museum's two principal public entrance spaces, will be
May 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Museum of Art and BD+C Staff

Gehry's final design reorganizes and expands the building, adding more than 169,000 sf of space, much of it below the...

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin
May 21, 2014 | B.R. Fries

The new East Coast office for the Internet radio provider is housed on two interconnected floors of the classic 125 P...

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons
May 21, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 49.6, up slightly from a mark of 48.8 in March, but still below the growth threshold of 50. ...

May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consultants, and engineer...

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