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.
DS+R transforms old Art Deco building into a museum at the University of California, Berkeley

The BAMPFA, with the Art Deco building on the left and new stainless steel addition on the right. Photo: Iwan Baan (all images courtesy DS+R).

February 05, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which opened in late January, contains a theate...

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Asia’s modular miracle

A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....

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Leidos Engineering recently completed the design and install of the Integrated Airport Management System at Denver International Airport. Now operational, the system provides enhanced data collection and exchange, organizational connectivity and situational awareness across the airport’s entire operations.

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Tesla: Battery storage is not just about electric vehicles

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada will soon be making battery units like the Powerwall and Powerpack, which can store solar power for residential and commercial uses, including electric cars, homes, and businesses. Photos courtesy Tesla Motors

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics...

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Mayo Clinic's breakthrough research lab puts evidence-based design to the test

Model: Centerbrook Architects & Planners

February 05, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mayo teams up with Delos to bring hard science to EBD research.

Mega surf parks take entertainment to new extremes

Wavegarden’s Surf Snowdonia in Wales uses an underwater foil to generate waves. Photo: Wavegarden

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wave-making technologies vie for attention, as surfing is shortlisted for 2020 Olympic Games.

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Design guidelines for retail space in NYC affordable housing projects released

Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York City, a megaproject with affordable rentals. Image courtesy Handel Architects, via Gothamist.

February 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Aimed at designing efficient, flexible ground-floor space.

 

Renderings courtesy Grimshaw, BVN

February 04, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The design of the high-rise is based on the template of Schools-within-Schools (SWIS), a system t...

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Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

February 04, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The blocky, modern design is meant to convey accessibility and public service.

Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB

February 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...

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| February 03, 2016 | Valspar

The recently constructed basketball arena at Ole Miss, The Pavilion, exudes sophistication due to...

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Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya

February 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...

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Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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Fifty-three-foot-long modules, made by Guerdon Modular Buildings and assembled by Martel Construction, are being used to rebuild The Canyons Lodge & Cabins in Yellowstone National Park. Image courtesy of Guerdon Modular Buildings

February 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $90 million rebuilding project in Yellowstone National Park exemplifies this trend.

A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harborwalk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. Rendering: Wynn Resorts

January 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...

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Target Field Station, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: ©Morgan Sheff, courtesy Perkins Eastman

January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest transit/TOD sector design and construction firms, as repo...

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Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: ©Robert Polidori, courtesy SOM

January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport sector design and construction firms, as reported...

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Billion-dollar dome in Las Vegas could be the Oakland Raiders next home

Photo: Mike McBride/Creative Commons

January 29, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The franchise, which is considering relocation if it can’t work out a stadium deal in the Bay Are...

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. Rendering: HOK

January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports sector design and construction firms, as reported...

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Pikes Peak visitor complex will appear carved into the mountainside, at 14,115 feet

Renderings courtesy GWWO, Inc./Architects

January 28, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The minimalist structure will provide majestic views of the Rocky Mountains for the 600,000-plus...

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Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...

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Witherford Watson Mann designs innovative South London elderly community

Renderings courtesy Witherford Watson Mann

January 27, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Architects with Witherford Watson Mann unveiled plans for a community residence in South London,...

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What healthcare owners should know before selecting a real estate developer

Photo: Pixabay

January 27, 2016 | Chris Bodnar, CBRE Healthcare

Understanding equity sources, balancing costs, and involving legal departments early in the proce...

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South Carolina governor’s push to repeal health facility construction rules gets boost from Feds

Trident Regional Medical Center in North Charleston, S.C. Photo: Mydogtryed/Creative Commons.

January 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Legislature may move to strike certificate of need requirements.

Snøhetta designs research library at Temple University

New library at Temple University. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta (via Dezeen)

January 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm emphasized collaborative spaces, but the library will have room for plenty of books as w...

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The new resort is expected to be similar to Atlantis, The Palm (pictured), located in Dubai. Photo Credit: Pixabay Creative Commons

January 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was first announced in 2005 but has progressed little since.

Calif. governor proposes $1.5 billion to repair, replace state buildings

Sacramento. Photo: casch52/Creative Commons

January 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The program would include two new state office buildings in Sacramento.

(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block.  Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons

January 26, 2016 | Syracuse University

Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their d...

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Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Image/ Visualization by Luxigon

January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist, Flickr/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move is expected to impact high-end condo development.

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