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A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR
Sep 12, 2014
The emergence of low-cost VR technology means that anyone with a few hundred bucks and a decent workstation can get in the game. But, as our experts reveal, pulling off VR is not so simple.
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In spite of the trend away from multi-car residences, not much has changed with regard to parking spot allocations within apartment buildings and other multi-unit residential developments, writes GS&P's Doug Sharp.
Sep 12, 2014
For the first time, visitors will be able to walk the full length of The High Line, covering 22 city blocks at 30 feet in the air with expansive views of New York City and the Hudson River.
Sep 11, 2014
To turn the underdeveloped area by Chrissy Field into new public space, San Francisco's Presidio Trust unveiled the five designs by five teams they invited earlier this year.
Sep 11, 2014
For the 13th consecutive year, Cintas Corporation is back with its popular America’s Best Restroom Contest. A team of survey editors once again scanned the country for the most creative and clean public restrooms and produced a crop of...
MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project in Revere, Mass. Photo: court
Sep 10, 2014
Leo A Daly, URS, and Skanska head BD+C's rankings of the largest transit facility sector design and construction firms, based on the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
Midtown from Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Mark Jaroski. Licensed under Creative Commo
Sep 10, 2014
Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectural plans for new and renovated office and residential buildings.
Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
Sep 10, 2014
Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can deform and return to their original state when activated by cues like heat, humidity, and light.
Nearly 32 million people, or 28% of the East Coast's population, live in areas lying within a mile of a shore line. The good news is that municipalities are starting to take action, writes Sasaki Associates. 
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As part of our ongoing studies of how building design influences human behavior in today’s social media-driven world, HOK’s workplace strategists had an idea: Leverage the power of social media to collect data about how people feel about...
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Comm
Sep 9, 2014
Brasfield & Gorrie, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest religious sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300 Report.
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Sep 9, 2014
A Los Angeles-based startup added augmented reality technology to a hardhat, creating a smart helmet.
Sep 9, 2014
Restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed chapel was made possible (and affordable) thanks to 3D printing.
Sep 8, 2014
Designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, the plan uses a single, compact terminal scheme in lieu of a cluster of buildings, offering shorter walking distances and fewer level changes, and eliminating the need for trains and...
The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is one of Gehry Technologies' latest projects. Re
Sep 8, 2014
Trimble and Frank Gehry announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance,...