A 28,500-sf vacant city block in San Diego will become a temporary urban park that will attempt to draw local residents and tourists with retail, food service, and meeting spaces. Vendors will set up shop in recycled shipping containers. Rendering: RAD Labs
A team of alumni from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego has taken over a 28,5...read more
Colorado Court Affordable Housing — Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Calder Oliver via Wikimedia Commons
For certified properties, Fannie Mae is now granting a 10 basis point reduction in the interest r...read more
ADPI won the bid back in 2011, but then teamed up with Zaha Hadid Architects for the final design, Dezeen reports. Renderings courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.
The terminal will accommodate 45 million passengers per year, and will be a hub for both air and...read more
The standard would make large tracts of low-lying land off limits for construction with federal funds. Photo: Craig Dietrich via Wikimedia Commons
To meet the new standard, builders must build two feet above the currently projected elevation fo...read more
Rendering: Schako Air Distribution, http://www.schako.de/
The guide provides tools and advice for designing, commissioning, and operating chilled-beam syst...read more
Renderings courtesy Quentin Perchet, Thomas Yvon, and Zarko Uzlac
The proposed island would allow visitors to view the enormous faux-reef and its accompanying mari...read more
The headquarters of Adobe Systems in downtown San Jose, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar via Wikimedia Commons
Of the 19 industry sectors covered in the report, only one had a statistically significant year-t...read more
Curbed calls the design "a chunk of the Fountainbleu" stuck on Alton Road. Renderings: courtesy Gutierrez & Lozano
The plans by architect Gutierrez & Lozano are of a sleek, boutique-looking, 22,500-sf facilit...read more
Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck
Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, S.C., and the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Downtown Market are amo...read more
For Lego fanatics, time is no object when building a model. For those of us with a little less ti...read more
Proposal for Parliament Square. Renderings courtesy Transport for London
The plan will guarantee bike riders a designated stretch of street to ride from east to west thro...read more
The stadium's removable roof will help migitate noise in the surrounding area. Renderings courtesy Arup
The venue will include a modern stage for the home matches together with a hotel, sports college,...read more
Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...read more
The average American sits 7.7 hours per day. Being sedentary for that long over a prolonged period of time has negative impacts on a person’s weight gain. Photo: Darko Maksimovic via Wikimedia Commons
RTKL's workplace design expert Jodi Williams foresees healthier and more technologically enabled...read more
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House, arguably one of the architect's most iconic works, is included in the nomination list. Photo courtesy of Fallingwater.org
If selected, Wright’s work will be the first examples of U.S. modern architecture on the list....
Spending for the month totaled $627.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, 5.9% higher than December 2013. Photo credit: Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price, U.S. Air Force, Wikimedia Commons.
Seven of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in December on a...read more
Two towers are connected by a giant tensile canopy that slopes down, mimicking the tents traditionally used by cultures of the region. Renderings courtesy BIG.
The tensile canopy shades a relaxation plaza from the desert sun.
As part of the partnership, the construction association will help finance upgrades to a website. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The goal is for the site to be improved to make it easier for construction contractors to learn h...read more
The apartment building is located a block from D.C.’s NoMa/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station, which since opening in 2004 has been the impetus for development. Rendering: courtesy Level 2
It’s no accident that the word “Highline” is in this project’s name. The goal is for the building...read more
Study results show that employees tend to have trouble tearing themselves away from work. Photo credit: Tony Alter, Wikimedia Commons
Study findings indicate that more than half the respondents holds tight to their smartphones, che...read more
The commercial construction sector is now looking at double-digit increases in 2015, led by vigorous levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. Photo: Kallerna via Wikimedia Commons.
The commercial construction sector is now looking at double-digit increases in 2015, led by vigor...read more
The Marion Emergency Care Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, features a “super track” area to assess and treat low-acuity patients. Photo: Daryl Shields / HKS
A new generation of highly efficient emergency care facilities is upping the ante on patient care...read more
The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger
Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think t...read more
Situated in Houston’s historic Hines Market Square district is a 32-story luxury tower that will be home to 274 residents. Most of the multifamily that’s being built in the U.S. is rental, and much of it is in or near urban centers where both young and older renters and empty nesters are gravitating. Photo: courtesy Ziegler Cooper
A survey of more than 25,000 adults found the renters to be more burdened by debt than homeowners...read more
Trumark Urban’s 27-condo Amero, in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, features a rooftop terrace with a striking fireplace. Photo: ©Christopher Mayer Photography
Toll Brothers, Lennar, and Trumark are among a small group of production builders to engage in co...read more
In the fourth quarter of 2014, investment in nonresidential structures increased 2.6%. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Real gross domestic product expanded 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2014, following a 5% incre...read more
Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation takes visitors on a journey across the globe to explore the forces that shape our cities and buildings. Photos: BIG
The Hot to Cold exhibit encompasses 60 of BIG’s recent projects captured by Iwan Baan´s masterful...read more
When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.
With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time di...read more
The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if it...read more
New-home purchases, which recovered strongly in 2014, indicate that homeownership might finally b...read more