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Investment in nonresidential structures expands in fourth quarter

In the fourth quarter of 2014, investment in nonresidential structures increased 2.6%. Photo credit: Associated Builders & Contractors

January 30, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors

Real gross domestic product expanded 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2014, following a 5% incre...

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Photography exhibit captures 60 of BIG's projects from hottest to coldest places on Earth

Hot to Cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation takes visitors on a journey across the globe to explore the forces that shape our cities and buildings. Photo credit: BIG

January 30, 2015 | Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

The Hot to Cold exhibit encompasses 60 of BIG’s recent projects captured by Iwan Baan´s masterful...

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With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time digital files.

When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.

January 29, 2015 | BD+C Staff

With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time di...

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An urban wind and solar energy system that may actually work

The system sits at the edge of a building's roof, generating wind and solar energy. Images courtesy of Anerdgy.

January 28, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if it...

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Multifamily construction, focused on rentals, expected to slow in the coming years

NAHB's forecast shows multifamily starts reaching 358,000 units in 2015, or only 1.7% more than last year. Photo: Estormiz via Wikimedia Commons

January 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New-home purchases, which recovered strongly in 2014, indicate that homeownership might finally b...

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London goes through with Foggo Associates' "can of ham" building

Renderings courtesy Foggo Associates.

January 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The much delayed high-rise development at London’s 60-70 St. Mary Axe resembles a can of ham, and...

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January 22, 2015 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of...

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Photo: Terence Wiki via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Terence Wiki via Wikimedia Commons

January 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Investors bet big time on demand for rental properties over homeownership in 2014, when sales of...

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Rendering courtesy Tesla

Rendering courtesy Tesla

January 21, 2015 | John Caulfield

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...

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3D Printer, Building, Multifamily, China
January 21, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The building components were prefabricated piece by piece using a printer that is 7 meters tall,...

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Crystalline Amethyst Hotel Rendering NL Architects
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut...

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No. 1 Undershaft, London, Avery Associates, tower
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" bu...

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Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office

Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in...

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January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his des...

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Mitazono Wakaba, Architecture for Humanity, bankruptcy, nonprofit
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed...

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January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

On Jan. 14, 2015, developer Carpenter & Company and executives from the Four Seasons broke gr...

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January 19, 2015 | BD+C News
The 89th and 90th floors of 157 W. 57th Street have just been purchased for more than $100 mill...
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Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is

Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is the western terminus of the new Green Line, whic

January 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

You can catch a train at Minneapolis’s new Target Field Station. You can also share in an experie...

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Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was o

Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was one of five winning submissions.

January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Five winning designs have been unveiled for lifeguard stands that will double as public space art...

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Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons

January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan hav...

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All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography

All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Artist Adam Reed Tucker used 180,000 LEGO pieces and 420 hours of work to recreate Frank Lloyd Wr...

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January 15, 2015 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction input prices dipped 1.4% during the final month of 2014 and are down nearly 1% on a...

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Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon wi...

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January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The illustrations are Federico Babina's abstract interpretations of the styles of famous architec...

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January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landsca...

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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 w...

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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 t...

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

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

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

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

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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 com...

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