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.
Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Renderings courtesy Curbed

Renderings courtesy Curbed

October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Yet another High Line-esque project has been proposed, this time in Queens. A blueprint has been...

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October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Canopy by Hilton brand will feature the personality of nearby neighborhoods, using locally so...

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Renderings courtesy Macklowe Properties

Rendering courtesy Macklowe PropertiesRenderings courtesy Macklowe Properties

October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Concrete has been poured for the final floors of the residential high-rise at 432 Park Avenue in...

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Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b

Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The basic idea is to submerge the motherboards in tan

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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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidden deterioration conditions. A seemingly impervi

October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...

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October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung Ci...

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The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f

The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture firm Francis Cauffman, with P. Agnes Inc. as gene

October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Inst...

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The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., designed by HOK and The Weidt Group. Rendering: H

October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the ca...

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All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for th...

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Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed...

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All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

October 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earth...

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Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

October 07, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan deb...

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Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

October 07, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The greater Raleigh, N.C., market appears to be getting back on its feet again, which is good new...

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Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago,...

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October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design...

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All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project's developer.

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower...

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Photo: James G. Howes via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: James G. Howes via Wikimedia Commons

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A record 10.7 billion rides were taken on public transit in the United States last year. And a na...

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The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust the...

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Renderings courtesy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Renderings courtesy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

October 02, 2014 | Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been commissioned by the Roman Catholic Diocese...

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October 01, 2014 | Getty Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House are among the buildings to r...

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The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera

The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera House. Renderings courtesy 3XN

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each v...

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Renderings courtesy Snhetta

Renderings courtesy Snhetta

September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of...

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Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel

Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel

September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Of the design, Nouvel describes it as inspired by the simplicity of “a single brush stroke.” 

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CSHQA office, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Nichiha

CSHQA office, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Nichiha

September 25, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to...

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September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Aarhus Island will be a waterside development in Denmark's second-largest city. The mixed-use dev...

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September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new hotel in the Persian Gulf are taking Dubai’s Palm Islands concept to a whole new...

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