Building Types

When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.

West Hollywood Parking Garage. Photo courtesy LPA Inc. Click here to enlarge.

May 27, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Using robots to store and fetch parked cars will save on carbon dioxide emissions.

 

Photo: Pixabay

May 27, 2016 | Paul Oswald, Managing Director, CBRE | ESI

Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs. CBRE's Paul Oswald...

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Intelligent airports empowered by a robust network infrastructure, integrated systems and security, and real-time data sharing are the future of travel.  Learn how Leidos is helping airport operators and general contractors design, connect, and protect intelligent airports.

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A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 27, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...

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Rendering Courtesy of Axion Visual and Napur Architect

May 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Museum of Ethnography’s new home will be part of a large museum complex in Budapest’s City Pa...

U. of Chicago approves Diller Scofidio + Renfro design for new campus building

The University of Chicago's David M. Rubenstein Forum. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Click here to enlarge.

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

With a two-story base and 165-foot tower, the Rubenstein Forum will have room for informal meetin...

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Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...

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A recent survey of 1,003 U.S office workers finds a high percentage of them are pretty happy about their jobs, in terms of their own productivity and success. Image: Adobe's “Work in Progress” report.

May 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge. 

Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...

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The entry portal to the Naval Cemetery Landscape, which converts a former naval cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a vibrant public space that pays tribute to war veterans. Image: Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

May 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The site is one of six where TKF Foundation is studying the relationship between nature, the buil...

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'Greenest ballpark' proves a winner for St. Paul Saints

A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.

May 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...

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Texas Rangers announce plans for $1 billion retractable roof ballpark

Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo: Brandi Korte/Creative Commons

May 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new stadium will replace Globe Life Park, which is only 22 years old.

 

Saudi Arabia capital city Riyadh is building a massive public transit system

King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station. Rendering couresy Zaha Hadid Architects. Click here to enlarge.

May 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

More than 110 miles of track will connect 85 stations over six lines. The cars can reach speeds u...

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Photo: Reuters/Noah Berger

May 20, 2016 | Julia Love, Reuters

The prototype store borrows features from Apple's hotly anticipated new headquarters in Silicon V...

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Architect Jean Nouvel designs 'flood-resilient' Monad Terrace in Miami Beach

New rendering of Monad Terrace. Courtesy JDS Development Group, via Curbed Miami

 

May 19, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

A man-made lagoon with lush vegetation at the base of the complex is expected to adapt to climate...

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Report finds that e-commerce and new tech is changing warehouses

Photo: Seika/Creative Commons.

May 19, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Companies are integrating new technology and planning to build new warehouses in order to serve c...

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The entrance to the Cubs' new locker room

May 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Audacy system uses a combination of motion sensors, luminaire controllers, light sensors, and...

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Vertical fins provide essential shading for the pebble-shaped library, which is wrapped in glass curtain wall to maximize views and natural light. Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing. Click here to enlarge.

May 19, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and ol...

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CannonDesign releases new white paper on advancements in operating room environments

Hybrid operating room. Photo: Pfree2014/Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2016 | BD+C Editors

"Surgical Suites: Emerging Approaches to Planning and Design" offers solutions for collaboration...

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The 53-foot-diameter oculus looms over the grand atrium. Suspended under tension within the conical atrium is the “Sky Reflector-Net,” by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup. The artwork is composed of 112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods, and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components; 952 aluminum panels distribute sunlight down to the lowest levels of the station. Photo: Jon Ortner/Ortner Photography.

May 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fulton Center, which handles 85% of the riders coming to Lower Manhattan, is like no other statio...

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U.S. hotel construction pipeline full, led by upscale property segment

Photo: Pixabay

May 17, 2016 | STR

The 506,000 rooms under contract in April represent a 14.6% YoY increase. 

The AC Hotel in a neighborhood in Oklahoma City will be Oklahoma's first modular-built hotel, as well as the first for its developer. Image: Courtesy Guerdon Modular Buildings 

May 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guerdon Modular Buildings will produce 81 modules for this project. 

The ground floors of Oceanwide Center's two towers will be lifted up five stories to create an “urban room” with pedestrian crossings. Image: Foster + Partners

May 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One of Oceanwide Center’s buildings will be the city’s second tallest. 

| May 17, 2016 | Star

A 50-foot x 90-foot metal building system from Star Buildings allowed the church to build its bas...

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A 24-story building with 241 affordable housing units will include a charter school, medical center, cultural spaces, and a supermarket. Image: Dattner Architects

May 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 24-story curved building would be 70% more efficient than comparable housing in New York City...

Perkins Eastman releases white paper on impacts of Biophilic Design in senior living environments

Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. Photo courtesy Perkins Eastman

May 16, 2016 | Perkins Eastman

The paper highlights some of the firm's top projects that feature biophilic design, a sustainable...

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New micro apartment complex planned for artsy Austin district

Indie Apartments in Austin. Rendering courtesy Transwestern Development. Click here to enlarge.

May 12, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Indie Apartments will consist of 139 one- and two-bedroom units at 350- and 520-sf each.

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Underwater restaurant to open in the Maldives

The world’s largest underwater restaurant—1,264 cm—will open this summer at a resort in the Maldives. Its interior will resemble the first of its kind (above), which opened a decade ago. Courtesy Conrad Hotels. Click here to enlarge.

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Up to 24 deep-sea diners will be protected by an acrylic arch and an acrylic end window, allowing...

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5 factors guiding restaurant design

SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.

 

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...

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Rendering courtesy of three: living architecture

May 09, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nakoma Sky is a 70-acre, desert-resort senior living community designed for an active lifestyle....

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Santiago Calatrava designs falcon pavilion for UAE at Dubai Expo

Santiago Calatrava's UAE Pavilion. All renderings courtesy Santiago Calatrava. Click here to enlarge. 

May 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 161,000-sf structure will be a centerpiece for the event, which is expected to draw more than...

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