Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and te
January 29, 2014 | University of Notre Dame

The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will add more than 750,000 sf of academic, student life, and athletic spac...

Joshua Flowers, AIA, is among the 18 winners of the 2014 AIA Young Architects Aw
January 29, 2014 | AIA

Three recent BD+C "40 Under 40" winners are among the outstanding young architects recognized by the AIA.

January 28, 2014 | Star Building Systems

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public and private school b...

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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The Honeycomb building will overlook the marina on one side and a plaza on the o
January 28, 2014 | BIG

BIG + HKS + MDA have unveiled the design for the new Honeycomb building and adjacent plaza in The Bahamas –...

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction forecast for the worldwi...

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners
January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards. Here's...

 
January 28, 2014 | Leopardo Companies

The new mixed-use headquarters includes a museum, broadcast studios, conference facilities, office spaces, and, oh ye...

Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture
January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. That's right, an entire...

January 27, 2014 | Advanced Arch Grilles
Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian is dedicated to performance, and the team is pleased to announce new partn...
Photo: Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture via Wikimedia Commons
January 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the previous maximum benefi...

Yale School of Management, Edward P. Evans Hall. All images: Foster + Partners.
January 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Edward P. Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management, has opened for business. The 242,000-sf facility...

A new report suggests strategies for effective multifamily residential developme
January 24, 2014 | Urban Land Institute / Enterprise Community Partners

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3 Civic Plaza, Vancouver, BC, paved the way for a partnership between ZGF and Co
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ZGF has announced the formal establishment of a Vancouver, British Columbia, presence in partnership with Cotter Arch...

Photo: Icade via Wikimedia Commons
January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals from community activi...

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for about 350 state-appro...

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquakes, according to Univ...

January 23, 2014 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences honored its 2013 award winners at an Annual Reception and Awards Banquet...

January 23, 2014 | SMPS

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is accepting entries for its 37th Annual Marketing Communicati...

All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun
January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior designed to maximize th...

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January 22, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The New School's vertical campus in Manhattan houses multiple functions, including labs, design studios, a library, a...

January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digital "pin screen" that...

Photo: Tim Evanson via Wikimedia Commons
January 22, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index dipped for the second consecutive month in December—the first consecutive month...

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology...

January 21, 2014 | Dur-A-Flex

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has...

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 towers, according to a...

January 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The conference and exposition will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-cert...

This Usonian house will be moved to Arkansas to prevent flood damage. Images: Ta
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Numerous architectural experts have concluded that moving the Bachman Wilson House offers its best hope for long-term...

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