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.

Renderings via Dezeen

November 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 160 Leroy building will have 49 luxury homes, along with a white concrete façade covered with...

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AECOM and Project Frog form partnership for building data centers

Photo: ep_jhu/Creative Commons

November 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Rapid Deployment Team will provide solutions for data centers both small (1 MW) and large (50...

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Intelligent airports empowered by a robust network infrastructure, integrated systems and security, and real-time data sharing are the future of travel.  Learn how Leidos is helping airport operators and general contractors design, connect, and protect intelligent airports.

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Foster + Partners designs Apple Store on Chicago River

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

November 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 20,000-sf store draws inspiration from the Prairie School architectural style.

CTBUH awards “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” to Bosco Verticale

One of the residential towers as seen from Via Gaetano de Castillia on Google Maps

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the building design was applauded for its “extraordi...

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MVRDV to turn outdated Taiwanese mall into urban lagoon

Renderings courtesy of MVRDV

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The firm's winning design honors Tainan’s natural landscape and historic role as a marine and fis...

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A new luxury high rise reflects a resurgent condo market in Miami Beach

GLASS tower in Miami Beach, Fla. Renderings courtesy Terra Group.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

GLASS is one of several residential buildings in the works in that city’s hot South of Fifth neig...

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Marriott to acquire Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott Hotel in Miami. Photo: Mark Altstiel/Creative Commons.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination would form the world’s largest hotel company, and bring together two growth-minde...

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Edmonton's Rogers Place is one of North America's top next-generation stadiums

Edmonton's new Rogers Place, future home of the NHL's Oilers. Renderings courtesy Edmonton Arena Corp

November 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers made Curbed’s list of 11 next-generation stadiums in North...

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Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ

November 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.  

Los Angeles's Hall of Justice gets a reprieve

Micro-abrasive glass-bead blasting helped restore the ivory color to exterior granite. Photo: Victor Muschetto Photography.

November 13, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

After being unoccupied for 20 years, the downtown Los Angeles judicial center was revitalized thr...

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Construction begins on $1 billion Texas shopping center

Jerry Jones' $1 billion development is being built in Prosper, Texas. Photo: Colby Nate/Creative Commons

November 12, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The plan calls for retail space, including a Walmart, along with offices, apartments, and homes. ...

MVRDV designs a ‘Disco Ball’ for Rotterdam

Inside the Collectiegebouw, visitors will be able to witness the backstage activity that happens at museums: restoration, transport, and storage of art. Renderings courtesy of MVRDV

November 11, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Called the Collectiegebouw (Dutch for "collection building"), the building will make public the c...

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New York City opens SOM-designed net-zero school

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground is the first net-zero energy school in New York City. Rendering by SOM/Courtesy of the SCA

November 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground will produce 662,500...

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum breaks ground on Collections and Conservation Center

The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center will open in early 2017. Rendering courtesy SmithGroupJJR

November 10, 2015 | SmithGroupJJR

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center...

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AIA: The year's best justice facilities

San Bernardino Justice Center won a Citation award. Image courtesy SOM

November 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

CO Architects, RMKM Architecture, and SOM are among the firms honored with 2015 Justice Facilitie...

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Paint company announces new product that can kill bacteria in hospitals

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...

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Real Madrid gets new headquarters designed by Rafael de La-Hoz

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...

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Studio Gang designs American Museum of Natural History's new science center

Renderings courtesy American Museum of Natural History

November 06, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will hold areas where visitors c...

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Architects propose residential tower in Singapore with gardens on every floor

The four residential towers will surround a lush atrium, which from afar will seem like a green mountain. Renderings courtesy of M+S Pte Ltd

November 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Imagine a high-rise with lush greenery on every floor—that’s the design Ingehoven Architects and...

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SCAU Architectes design Ferris wheel hotel in Paris

The wheel's 19 pods will make a full revolution every half hour. Renderings courtesy SCAU

November 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Hotel guests will slowly loop around the structure and get views from the banks of the Seine.

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Hospital designers get the scoop on the role of innovation in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan

November 04, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...

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George Lucas museum design by MAD Architects finally gets green light

The museum's site is not far from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. There was a dispute over the stadium's parking space, which has now been settled. Renderings courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

November 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The project will go ahead with its revised, smaller-scale design.

Yale completes Singapore campus

Rending courtesy Yale-NUS. Video courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

November 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Yale-NUS College has three residence halls and two administrative and academic buildings, wit...

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Labor City: The Qatari complex for 70,000 migrant workers opens

Labor City is 8.6 miles from Doha, covering an area of 0.4 square miles.

November 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The project is just one of seven house complexes built by the government for the country’s approx...

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MJA Studio proposes to turn old Australian stadium into a complex with giant surf pool

The 107-year-old Subiaco Oval could be transformed into a man-made lake meant for surfing. Renderings courtesy MJA Studio, via Inhabitat. Video from SubiSurf Park.

November 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Subiaco Oval, which was built in 1908, could become the Subi Surf Park, a complex with apartm...

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Final funding comes through to complete over-budget and behind-schedule Denver VA Medical Center

Denver VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Photo: Department of Veterans Affairs (via Stars and Stripes).

November 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Department of Veterans Affairs, cited for its mismanagement, is stripped of control over futu...

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HOK designs new terminal for Salt Lake City International Airport

The new terminal will have 1.7 million sf of space that can serve up to 23 million people a year. Renderings courtesy HOK

October 30, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The $1.8 billion building will have floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious central "Canyon," and en...

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Six new towers to be added will make the cathedral Europe's tallest religious building.

October 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Six new towers to be added will make the cathedral Europe's tallest religious building.

New York City’s underground green space enters the testing phase Lowline

The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr

October 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...

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Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità

October 27, 2015 | Novità

Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...

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