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.
MUST SEE: Dutch company to test using plastic waste for road construction

KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra

July 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...

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Office bust hits suburban Washington D.C.: metro area awash in vacant office buildings

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith

July 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Most of the building and buying is happening within the city’s limits.

David Adjaye Architects, Rwanda, Africa, Architecture, Cancer Facility, Healthcare, Children, Pediatric

Slated for a 2017 completion, the facility will be the first of it’s kind in Africa. Renderings courtesy David Adjaye Architects

July 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The metallic, geometric façade is based on the region’s traditional Imigongo art.

McKinney, Texas, dives into huge pool-and-fitness center project

Rendering courtesy Brinkley Sargent Wiginton

July 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Money magazine is the latest publication to rank McKinney, Texas, as the best place to live in th...

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Japan announces new plan for Olympic Stadium

Rendering: Zaha Hadid's proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japan Sport Council, Creative Commons

July 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The country moves on from Zaha Hadid Architects, creators of the original stadium design scrapped...

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Pets, JFK, Airport, terminal, Gensler, Paradise 4 Paws

Luxury amenities for pets will be operated by Illinois-based Paradise 4 Paws. Rendering courtesy of Paradise 4 Paws.

July 22, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Pets can enjoy luxurious spa and grooming services before being transported directly to their fli...

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Eight healthcare building designs win AIA award

Photo: Cleveland Clinic, Brunswick Family Health Center Emergency Department. All images and renderings courtesy of AIA

July 22, 2015 | AIA

Montalba Architects' prototype mobile dental unit and Westlake Reed Leskosky's modern addition to...

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New York contest looks to shed the sidewalk shed

Photo: Sidewalk shed in Licnoln Square, Manhattan, New York. Billie Ward, Creative Commons.

July 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York, which has nearly 200 total miles of sidewalk sheds, is seeking a concept that is practi...

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Morphosis Architects designs crowned tower for Casablanca Finance City

The architects designed the tower's tapered base to be a public meeting space, "a symbol of the city’s development and as a social node that nurtures an active streetlife in the district." Renderings courtesy Morphosis Architects

July 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The tower will anchor a new business district being planned, similar to the glass and concrete bu...

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Multifamily construction continues to drive housing sector

Photo: Bainbridge Bethesda, Creative Commons

July 20, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predictions that multifamily housing construction would taper off in 2015 may have underestimated...

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SET Architects wins design competition for Holocaust Memorial

To create a sense of claustrophobia and imprisonment, the space separating the two structures starts at 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and narrows to 50 centimeters (1.6 feet). Renderings courtesy SET Architects

July 19, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design for the memorial in Bologna, Italy, is dominated by two large metal monolithic structu...

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Rojkind Arquitectos serves up Mexican concert hall on the rocks

The museum was conceived as a formal extension to the breakwater. Renderings courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos

July 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The same way Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim has put Bilbao on the map, architect Michel Rojkind hopes h...

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Japan scraps Tokyo Olympic Stadium project

Rendering: Zaha Hadid's proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japan Sport Council, Creative Commons.

July 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The rising price tag was one of the downfalls of the 70-meter-tall, 290,000-sm stadium. In 2014,...

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Minneapolis relaxes parking requirements on new multifamily buildings

Photo: Stevens Community Apartments in Minneapolis. Michael Hicks, Wikimedia Commons.

July 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city cut the number of spots required for large developments by half. It also will accept pla...

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Berkeley, Calif., adopts balcony inspection program following deadly collapse

Photo: Berkeley City Hall. Almonroth, Wikimedia Commons.

July 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Apartment building balconies will be subject to inspections every three years under new regulatio...

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Seven parking garages officially recognized as green

Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...

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Louisville group plans on building world's largest disco ball

Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.

Rates are up in hotel construction

Photo: Everett Courtyard by Marriott, by SounderBruce, Creative Commons

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The luxury segment leads all chain scales with a 46.5% increase.

BIG’s design for Philadelphia Navy Yard defies gravity

The new structure will be part of a new mixed-use campus on Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard. Renderings courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group + Luxigon.

July 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Ground has broken for 1200 Interpid, a 94,000-sf office building designed by BIG that appears to...

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Chile selects architects for Sub-Antarctic research center

All renderings courtesy Ennead Architects

July 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Promoting ecological tourism is one of this facility’s goals

Massive exhibition space in Inner Mongolia replicates steppe landscape

Renderings courtesy Kuanlu Architects

July 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

To mimic the Central Asian steppe landscape of the Chinese province Inner Mongolia, Kuanlu Archit...

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Tesla's Gigafactory seeks to grow even larger

Tesla's Elon Musk. Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons

July 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Tesla Motors purchased an additional 1,200 acres next to the Gigafactory and is looking to buy an...

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College upgrades and remediates riverfront campus with EPA funding

Metl-Span manufactured and supplied its Architectural Flat insulated metal wall panels in Dove Gray, Light Gray, Arabian Blue, and Chromium Gray.

| July 14, 2015 | Metl-Span

. Goodwin College needed to expand its facilities to accommodate student increase.

German architect proposes construction of mountain near Berlin

The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.

Herzog & de Meuron’s triangle tower design stirs controversy in Paris

Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...

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Multi-million dollar vertical farm project breaks ground in Newark

The building site is located on a three-acre site in the center of Newark’s Ironbound District. Rendering courtesy KSS Architects

July 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The vertical farm by commercial grower AeroFarms will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm...

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial plan gets OK from D.C. planning commission

Rendering: Gehry Partners, LLP

July 09, 2015 | Lacey Johnson, Reuters

Despite the thumbs up, disputes over costs may keep the $142 million work from ever being built....

St. Petersburg Pier’s dramatic makeover gets green light from city officials

The new St. Petersburg Pier, The Pier Park. Renderings courtesy ASD/Rogers Partners/Ken Smith

July 09, 2015 | Rogers Partners

The Pier Park will be a platform for a multitude of smaller and more flexible programs and experi...

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Beyoncé, Melbourne, tower, high-rise, Elenberg Fraser

The team came up with the design using parametric modeling to optimize passive heating and cooling. Soon after, a director noticed the form's similarity with a certain pop star in a music video. Renderings courtesy Elenberg Fraser

July 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The bootylicious tower is composed of 660 apartments and a 160-room hotel at the west end of Melb...

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David Adjaye, Africa, Art, Black, African American, Harlem, Studio Museum, New York City, Thelma Golden

Rendering courtesy Adjaye Associates

July 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

In designing the five-story, 71,000-sf building, Adjaye took cues from the brownstones, churches,...

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