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.
4 Building Material Innovations from the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The main exhibit hall is the Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897 and served as the city’s main library until 1977. Photo by Adilla Menayang

October 20, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

From lightweight wooden pallets to the largest lengths of CLT-slabs that can be shipped across No...

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Builder confidence rises on multifamily’s strength

Construction on a Plymouth, Penn., multifamily residence. Photo: Montgomery County Planning Commission/Creative Commons.

October 20, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Starts and completions were up solidly in September, but permits are leveling off. 

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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The Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences will have rainforest-like landscape elements.  ZAS Group

The Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences will have rainforest-like landscape elements. Renderings courtesy ZAS Group

October 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The two 47-story high-rises will stand on a five-story podium that will house retail units, enter...

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Renzo Piano will turn century-old Moscow power plant into art gallery

The gallery will house artwork for the V-A-C Foundation, an organization for the preservation of Russian art. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano (via Dezeen)

October 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The idea is to take the GES2 power station, which was built between 1904 and 1907, and turn it in...

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The Architectural Team redesigned old textile factory for multifamily use

Counting House Lofts still has its history on display. Images courtesy The Architectural Team.

October 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Counting House Lofts is a 200-year-old building that still has its train tracks, exterior tra...

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Montreal apartment is world’s largest residential cross-laminated timber project

The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.

October 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

 Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...

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Apartment takes progressive turn in architecturally traditional D.C.

Lyric 440, Washington D.C., Alpolic/fr in MFS Mica Silver, SBP Dragonfly Prismatic, BNT Bone White Solid Finishes

| October 15, 2015 | ALPOLIC

The new Lyric 440K Apartments is a 14-story structure housing 234 one- and two-bedroom units in t...

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Rotterdam’s ‘ugliest building’ turns into sleek McDonald’s branch

The design team wanted to reactivate the building's function as a hub by increasing transparency in its design using glass and perforated panels. Photos via Google Maps.

October 12, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Since the 1960s, residents of the Dutch city of Rotterdam have been bugged by an unsightly cigar...

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New apartment under construction. Places like Long Island, N.Y., are seeing a rise in construction jobs because of demand for multifamily housing. Photo: Sonia Sevilla/Wikimedia Commons.

October 12, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vacancy rates and rent growth are “converging” in most markets.

Sanaa-designed cultural center opens at Connecticut’s Grace Farms

The River, designed by Sanaa, lets guests see the surrounding nature reserve. Photos courtesy Grace Farms (via Dezeen)

October 09, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 83,000-sf The River is five pavillions with space for a sanctuary, library, and gym.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro will design new University of Chicago building

The University of Chicago is adding a new building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, that will hold plenty of meeting space. Photo: Luiz Gadelha Jr./Creative Commons

October 09, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The David M. Rubenstein Forum will be both formal and informal, and will host lectures, workshops...

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BIG designs lush, terraced mixed-use building

The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

October 07, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Cascading glass and wooden cubes create a form similar to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway roc...

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Data says completions in buildings with 50 or more units continues to climb square apartments richmond

The Square Apartments complex in Richmond, Va., was under consturction in 2014. Photo: Eli Christman/Creative Commons.

October 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Census Bureau estimates that 255,600 multifamily housing units were completed in 2014 in buil...

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Columbus Museum of Art is opening the new Margaret M. Walter Wing

The Margaret M. Walter Wing will have more than 21,000 sf of gallery space. Photos: Brad Feinknopf/Courtesy Columbus Museum of Art

October 06, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Created by the DesignGroup, the Margaret M. Walter Wing is part of a $36.7 million renovation pro...

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The Triple Five Group has submitted plans for a 1.1 million-sf addition to the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis. Renderings courtesy city of Bloomington

October 05, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One phase is under construction, a second has been proposed, and a third is on the drawing board....

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Renderings revealed for proposed curvy and lush second office for Apple

The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.

October 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Asistant Digital Editor

The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...

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Istanbul New Airport. Rendering courtesy Grimshaw

October 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The mixed-use development will be adjacent to the Istanbul New Airport, which is currently under...

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The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via Architects' Journal)

The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

October 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.

Even when a building has smart meters, the owner cannot get total kilowatt hour use from the utility. Photo: Portland General Electric/Creative Commons

October 02, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Owners of multi-tenant buildings lack basic information.

Louisville renovate expand convention center Renderings floor plans EOP Architects HOK

Renderings and floor plans courtesy EOP Architects and HOK.

October 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, which reopens in the summer of 2018, has already booked events it wouldn’t have got...

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New York's Juilliard School, renovated in 2009 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

New York's Juilliard School, renovated in 2009 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Paul Masck/Wikimedia Commons

October 01, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Tianjin Juilliard School will have graduate courses, a pre-college program, an instrumental t...

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Designs unveiled for 558-foot mixed-use towers in Bahrain’s capital

The ground floor is designed to be publicly accessible, composed mostly of retail and public lobby space. Renderings courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

October 01, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The development, Bahrain Bay Tower, will consist of two residential towers connected “by a plinth...

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Takeoff! 5 ways high-flyin' airports are designing for rapid growth

JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International gives passengers a sense of place with its new rooftop garden. Photo: @Paul Rivera

September 30, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports conc...

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SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY SECTOR GIANTS: HDR, Jensen Hughes, Skanska top S+T firm rankings

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator in Wauwatosa, Wis., was conceived as a place where business and industry meets academic research to launch intellectual property. On the Building Team: UWM Real Estate Foundation (developer), Eppstein Uhen Architects (architect), and Miron Construction (GC). Photo: C&N Photography, courtesy Eppstein Uhen Architects

September 30, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest S+T sector design and construction firms, as reported in...

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September 29, 2015 | Nelson Udstuen, Vice President, Regional Director, CBRE Healthcare

In the United States, the environment where outpatient healthcare is being delivered is as dynami...

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Designs Unveiled for Warsaw Art Museum and Theatre

The buildings will sit next to each other, connected with landscaping that will bring in over 100 new trees. Renderings by Encore courtesy Thomas Phifer and Partners

September 29, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Emphasizing the building’s role in the public sphere, the museum will be accessible from all side...

The developer that planned a mosque near Ground Zero now proposes a five-star condo tower instead

Rendering courtesy Soho Properties

September 29, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties is looking to cash in while lower Manhattan’s real estate mark...

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Renzo Piano-designed Kum & Go headquarters in Des Moines. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

September 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new building is part of a downtown Des Moines, Iowa, redevelopment project, and is intended t...

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Diamond Lotus in Ho Chi Minh City. Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects (via Designboom)

September 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 22-story housing complex in Ho Chi Minh City will have façades covered with plants and a roof...

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Italian soccer stadium designed to look like translucent waves

Though the stadium is open air, the seating is completely covered by a Teflon roof. Renderings courtesy Massimo Guidotti

September 25, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Architect Massimo Guidotti created a sinuous design for the stadium, which can support up to 16,0...

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