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Rendering: Panoramic Interests
By BD+C Staff on December 17,2014

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-cost markets who are willing to trade space for improved affordability and proximity to downtown neighborhoods.

Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
on September 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.

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Luleå
on August 04,2014

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is back at it in Mother Svea with yet another novel approach to data center design.

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Illustration: KONE
on November 03,2014 in Feature

The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction progresses, speeding construction of tall towers....

Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
on October 14,2014 in Feature

A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid instead of air to cool the servers.

To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer
on August 04,2014 in Feature

Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among the emerging trends in the BIM/VDC field, according...