Building Technology

Rendering: Panoramic Interests
December 18, 2014 | ULI

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a hous...

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Illustration: KONE
November 04, 2014 | KONE

The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction pr...

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Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
October 15, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid ins...

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Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
September 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can defo...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among th...

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July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have be...

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All renderings courtesy Penda
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record...

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...

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The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i
May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

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May 23, 2014 | Ryan Schultz & Timothy Connor, SPARCH

Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Real...

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Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...

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Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modul
May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A 14-story luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world's tallest timber-f...

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The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,
May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the...

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Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program
April 23, 2014 | Chris Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates

Advanced methods of data collection, applied both prior to design and after opening, are bringing...

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B2 rendering, copyright SHoP
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 32 stories, the B2 residential tower at Atlantic Yards has been widely lauded as a bellwether...

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Archibot, by Han Seok Nam courtesy ArchDaily
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Archibot is intended to take technical data and translate it into full-scale physical marking...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, I...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workpla
April 02, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility takes top honors in R&D Magazine's 48th annual lab...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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