The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.
San Francisco creates great wealth in the technology sector, but most of those gains go to pay for higher housing costs. Photo courtesy King of Hearts/Wikimedia Commons
The research contends that more affordable housing options can help cities generate significantly...read more
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
The museum will frame a new downtown public plaza in Colorado Springs, Colo. Renderings courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro
According to the firm’s founding partner, Elizabeth Diller, the design was inspired by the moveme...read more
A new standard from ASHRAE allows a test method for determining heat gains from office equipment. Image: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures
The standard will aid engineers in configuring cooling systems in office buildings.
The 124-unit structure is one of several financed under the Bloomberg administration that have gone well beyond the average cost for affordable housing in the city. Rendering: David Adjaye
New York City’s affordable housing policy has created attractive low-cost housing, but the price...read more
The Mountain View City Council instead gave another Internet giant, LinkedIn, about 1.4 million sf of the roughly 2.2 million sf of available commercial space in the area. Renderings: Google
Despite Google’s offer of new bike paths, wetlands restoration, and other perks, the city of Moun...read more
According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.
Photo © Simon Menges via Fundació Mies van der Rohe
The hall is composed following a Fibonacci sequence whose fragmentation increases with the distan...read more
The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space. Renderings courtesy Guy Holloway Architects
The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space.
Providing customers with dining options has become an important key to the success of shopping centers like the award-winning mall conversion known as The Street, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Photo: Michael Blanchard
Malls and shopping centers are more effective as destinations when their tenant mix appeals to cu...read more
The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV
The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....
The addition at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium integrates with the existing campus in one continuous flow. Photo: Jens Lindhe
By placing parts of the new building beneath the football fields, the students are able to walk t...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
The site in Ramona, Okla., was the first commercial oil well drilled in what would become Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Petersen Aluminum.
The site in Ramona, Okla., was the first commercial oil well drilled in what would become Oklahom...
Clear fire-rated glazing transfers daylight. Image courtesy of TGP.
Clear fire-rated glazing helps create a light-filled, safe space for student athletes and spectat...read more
This mixed-use project, which had been delayed for a number of years, is already being touted as mecca for business, colleges, and residents. Rendering courtesy Creative Village Development
The $1 billion Creative Village development will create a business and education hub.
With the protected intersection, cyclists can make a left turn in two stages without crossing against oncoming car traffic. Rendering courtesy Salt Lake City
The templates are based on those found on Dutch streets.
The design submitted by Miami-based Arquitectonica. Rendering courtesy Arquitectonica
Both designs reference the cantilevers and other elements featured in architect Christian de Port...read more
The underwater arena fits into the natural environment because it resembles a coral reef in Dubai, according to the architect. Renderings courtesy 8+8 Concept Studio
While off duty, the tennis complex could double as exhibition space.
Designers say the tower is inspired by things associated with Miami: fashion, sculpture, and sailboats. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
Designing a neighborhood from the ground-up, developers aim to create a dense, walkable district...read more
Common areas encourage interaction between staff and inmates, and act as a venue for educational programming. Photo via YouTube by Vanir Construction Management
Following the approach of detention centers in Austria and Norway, KMD and HMC Architects designe...read more
A bill that would have made it harder for condo owners to sue builders was defeated in the Colorado House of Representatives. Image: Pixabay/Unsplash
The legislation would have made it harder for condo owners to sue builders.
Tenant Star encourages tenants, who, in some buildings, consume more than half of the power used by the building, to take measures to save energy. Image: Pixabay/Unsplash
The voluntary program for commercial and government buildings is modeled after Energy Star.
According to research from George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, apartments contribute more to the New York metropolitan area’s economy—$111.5 billion annually—than in any other market. Screen shot: WeAreApartments.com
The groups claim that there are more than 37 million Americans—12% of the population—living in ju...read more
The redesign is an attempt to entice 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to move their operations into the new building. Photo courtesy Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons
Norman Foster’s design for 2 World Trade Center may be ousted, as developers are currently negoti...read more
CoStar finds building in one-third of the nation’s bigger markets exceeded their averages in the first quarter. Image: Pixabay
An estimated 108 million sf of office space were under construction in the U.S. at the end of the...read more
Alongside the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta will be a 16-story hotel built by Omni Hotels & Resorts. Renderings: Atlanta Braves
The Omni Atlanta Northwest Hotel will feature 16 floors with 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop...read more
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. Renderings courtesy OMA
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyl...read more
Maori cultural symbols are referenced throughout the library’s design. Renderings courtesy Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won the competition to design the New Central Li...read more