Google unveils modular-focused plan for corporate HQ in Mountain View

This rendering shows the inside of the proposed Charleston South building looking west. Within the canopy, building segments operate like furniture—light, tactile and reconfigurable. These segments form small villages where employees can work or relax. Renderings courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 01, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The master plan by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will wrap highly flexible office blocks in soaring translucent canopies.

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Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stands out as a fine exem...

Photo: OSHA

Photo: OSHA

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-related fatalities within...

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm shelters.

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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January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site...

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underg...

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: J

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: Javier via Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Last year was a record-breaking year for high-rise construction, with 97 tall buildings completed worldwide, includin...

 

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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January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’s Liverpool Street S...

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As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a...

January 12, 2015 |

Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers...

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo:  Eric Stauden

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

January 12, 2015 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and William Rawn's Cambridge Public Library are among the winning projects.

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed wi...

January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresidential construction, a...

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies, such as magazine pub...

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: AECOM

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it i...

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, resulting canceled property/c...

January 07, 2015 | U.S. Department of Energy

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, o...

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated w...

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were chosen. Image courtesy of the University of Chicag

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s South Side, near the...

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in Houston, according...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The towers will house five- and six- star hotels, as well as apartments, with a total of 614 rooms on the property. ...

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East redevelopment—accoun...

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the fi

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the first existing NFL owner to control enough land in

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kroenke Group is the latest in a series of high-profile investors that want to bring back pro football to the City of...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outside, but opens at one...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some items on which y...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

January 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based designer Xinran Ma has illustrated a New Year's greeting card that assembles pieces of various brutali...

January 02, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. 

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1% on a monthly basis in November, but has still managed to expand 4% on a...

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