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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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

Photo courtesy Postoak/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Postoak/Wikimedia Commons

October 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum is slated for an early 2018 completion, and will include a hall of fame, theater, retail space, and a 20,000-sf hall that will showcase...

Rendering: SCAPE

Rendering: SCAPE

October 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York-based landscape architecture firm SCAPE won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2014 Fuller Challenge, billed as socially responsible desig...

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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October 29, 2014 | AIA

Of the 2,464 projects accounted for in AIA's 2030 Commitment 2013 Progress Report, 401 are meeting the 60% carbon reduction target—a 200% increase...

A white wavy faade would distinguish a renovated Miami Convention Center. The c

A white wavy faade would distinguish a renovated Miami Convention Center. The citys commissioners have named Fentress Architec

October 28, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city of Miami has awarded an $11 million contract for its on-again, off-again convention center renovation to Denver-based Fentress Architects,...

October 28, 2014 | Kean University

Winner of the AIA Gold Medal, the National Medal of the Arts, the Topaz Medallion and the Driehaus Prize for Architecture, Graves is best known for...

The buildings design was made possible by Seattles Deep Green Pilot Program th

The buildings design was made possible by Seattles Deep Green Pilot Program that allows builders to deviate from standard code

October 27, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which some say is the world's most efficient office building is not only influencing how other structures are built,...

A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million

A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million sf of commercial space to Davis, Calif. Renderin

October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial space geared for local research and technology co...

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED certified stores. This photo shows the first LEE

October 27, 2014 | USGBC

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, emphasizing the economic and social benefit of gree...

October 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the breakthrough products to make BuildingGreen's annual Top-10 Green Building Products list are halogen-free polyiso insulation and a high-f...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

October 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jeanne Gang's design reinvents the Florida room with shaded, asymmetrical balconies.

Photo: Matt P. via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Matt P. via Wikimedia Commons

October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would open design competitions to fix and upgrade New York City’s aging airports. But financing cons...

The LEED Gold Evie Garret Dennis E-12 Campus supports 1,600 Pre-K through 12th-g

The LEED Gold Evie Garret Dennis E-12 Campus supports 1,600 Pre-K through 12th-grade students. Sustainable features throughout t

October 27, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A study by DLR Group and Colorado State University attempts to quantify the student performance benefits of green schools.

The EVEN Hotels wellness brand by InterContinental Hotels Group provides exercis

The EVEN Hotels wellness brand by InterContinental Hotels Group provides exercise equipment and resilient cork flooring in each

October 27, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

These days, hotels are promoting health and wellness programs that go beyond the typical fitness center or spa.

October 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the addition of a 205-meter-high tower and research center, as well as the renovation of an historic office building designed...

Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar

Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar

October 23, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety headquarters had more recently served as a temporary...

October 23, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava, LLC

Saturday marked the public "ground blessing" ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11 by the co...

Photo credit: Jens Lindhe, courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Photo credit: Jens Lindhe, courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

October 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mimicking the unearthing of archaeological sites, Henning Larsen Architects' recently opened Moesgaard Museum in Denmark has a planted roof that sl...

The Guangzhou Circle.

The Guangzhou Circle.

October 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

During a literary symposium in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged architects, authors, actors, and other artists to produce work with "art...

October 23, 2014 | AIA

AIA reported the September ABI score was 55.2, up from a mark of 53.0 in August. This score reflects an increase in design activity.

October 22, 2014 | PwC US

The "18-hour city" and the "Darwinian market" are among the top U.S. commercial real estate trends cited in a new report by PwC US and the Urban La...

October 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tilted-cube design was designed to visually disorient the viewer and create visual lightness in the harsh landscape. In a sense, the concept wa...

With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.,

With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore., is the largest precertified Passive House buildi

October 22, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Passive House, an ultra-efficient building standard that originated in Germany, has been used for single-family homes since its inception in 1990....

October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bright-white structures will feature a curvilinear form, mimicking bones and ligament. 

All illustrations: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At the conclusion of the show, the modular classroom structure will be moved to a permanent location in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, where it will...

Foster + Partners' proposed design for the Wuhan resort. Renderings: courtesy Ju

Foster + Partners' proposed design for the Wuhan resort. Renderings: courtesy Jumeirah Group

October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jumeirah Group, a hotel group forming a part of investment group Dubai Holding, has chosen Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster to design two of three of i...

The 44,640-sf Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Building in D

The 44,640-sf Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Building in Des Moines, completed in 2011, earned AIA Committ

October 21, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director
Much of the spirited discussion around LEED v4 has been centered on the Materials & Resources Credit. At least one voice in the wilderness is...
Photo: Perkins Eastman

Photo: Perkins Eastman

October 21, 2014 | Perkins Eastman
Among the experts interviewed for the white paper, there was a general consensus that the model for continuing-care retirement communities is cha...
October 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The retractable roof, which measures a whopping 1,017-feet across, is made from translucent ETFE plastic panels supported with metal rigging that a...

October 20, 2014 | The University of Utah
The five-story, 148,000-sf building is designed to function like a student union for entrepreneurs and innovators, with a 20,000-sf “garage” that...

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