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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December 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing...

Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20
November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills for a 12-month period...

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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November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Techno...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colorado's “vexing construction defects law” has hampered the building of new condominiums in the state, according to...

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp
November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a major redevelopment....

 

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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COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup
November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building...

Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen
November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more private spaces are...

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November 25, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Uncertainty about government spending clouds an otherwise positive economic outlook among 59 middle market constructi...

All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengd...

All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design centers around a floating, 500-meter-wide sphere linked to a resource center on the ocean floor via a 15-k...

Renderings courtesy OMA
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Initially, the design included six slim towers to be set on the Miami shoreline, but the cylinders have been nudged i...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and main...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The zoning policy shift could produce the biggest transformation of North New Jersey’s downtowns since the arrival of...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An independent review panel of military specialists met with healthcare leaders Nov. 12 to consider whether construct...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in b...

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November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle, in 2006, according...

November 21, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This represents Nelson’s fifth merger or acquisition in 2014, during which the firm’s net fee revenue has increased b...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For her latest addition to the I Am a Monument furniture series, designer and architect Naihan Li recreated, in metic...

Jerry Yudelson, President of the Green Building Initiative, with Grant Seiffert,
November 21, 2014 | GBI

The STEP Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmarks for sustainabilit...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his 10-minute TED Talk, Japanese architect Takaharu Tekuza discusses his oval-shaped Fuji Kindergarten project....

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November 21, 2014 | FMI

There are a number of reasons for optimism among respondents of FMI's quarterly Nonresidential Construction Index sur...

November 21, 2014 | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The architecture profession continues to grow along with a gradually recovering economy, based on the results of the...

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November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lora Schwartz. Tools li...

November 20, 2014 | BQE Software

BQE Software Inc. announced today that it will provide two free licenses of ArchiOffice Online, a cloud-based office...

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