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.

The OH-1 redevelopment project in Tokyo, one of that metro's biggest projects, is designed to recall the past and look forward to the future. Image: courtesy SOM / © Methanoia

September 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mitsui Fudosan and SOM join forces to create OH-1, a mixed-use complex with a prominent public sq...

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Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners

September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass building provides the illusion of floating above a stone plinth.

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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Sterling Bay's proposal for a 958-foot-tall office tower is among an array of development and redevelopment projects it has in the works in Chicago. Image: SOM via skyscraperpage.com

September 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is one of several projects that are filling this developer’s plate in this city.

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HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily

September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.

Photo courtesy of The Hotel at Oberlin

September 19, 2016 | David malone, Associate Editor

The Hotel at Oberlin anchors the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the cornerstone of Oberlin’s Gree...

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A 1920s-era rail passenger car—a reminder of Jim Crow segregation laws—at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open September 24 on the National Mall. The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and Ralph Applebaum Associates performed the design. Clark Group, Smoot Construction, and HJ Russell and Co. served as CM. Courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR.

September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preserving history is still their core function, but museums are using fresh approaches to engage...

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Rendering courtesy of OPEN via ArchDaily

September 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OPEN, SANAA Ateliers Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield Architects are the final four firms c...

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Rendering courtesy of Hickory Street Capital

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will provide a four-star experience to guests during baseball season and, just as impor...

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Rendering courtesy of Forbes Massie/ Heatherwick Studio

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation is designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and will be the centerpiece...

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Project area with HMFH’s “joyous” color treatment. Photo: Ed Wonsek / Courtesy HMFH Architects

September 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

HMFH has designed three elementary schools based on the premise that project-based activities pro...

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September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum includes models from Japanese architects including Shingeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, and Riken...

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Rendering courtesy of Moreau Kusunoki Architects via Gugenheimhelsinki.org

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction of the museum relied heavily on state funding, which has officially been denied.

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Image courtesy of CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will combine three aging hospitals into one complex.

| September 13, 2016 | Valspar

The 26-story hotel spanning 96,000 square-feet needed a way to not only differentiate itself amon...

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The massive DAYTONA Rising Project in progress.

| September 13, 2016 | Bluebeam

Daytona International Speedway has undergone a $400 million full-scale makeover to update the fac...

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Rendering courtesy of Luxigon

September 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The cube-shaped building is clad in translucent book-matched marble.

The Campus North Residential Commons, located at the north edge of the University of Chicago's campus in the Windy City's Hyde Park section, is meant to create a “gateway” for students and the community alike. Image: Tom Harris Photography/courtesy of the University of Chicago

September 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Abundant common spaces give students more chances to interact.

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September 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.

September 09, 2016 | AIA

The best new learning centers showcase latest design trends in education.

Image courtesy of Aedas

September 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 18-story building is designed to resemble a moss-covered river pebble in Taipei’s Nangang Dis...

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The 67-story Spire London will have separate entrances for tenants of affordable and pricier apartments. At 771 feet high, it would be Europe's tallest residential tower. Image: Greenland Group

September 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

China’s Greenland Group is the developer of four of the world’s 10 largest skyscrapers

The 94-room Beauport Hotel is Gloucester, Mass.'s first full-service hotel. This project moved forward thanks to community outreach efforts by its GC Windover Construction. Image: Peter Vanderwarker Photography 

September 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction of this 94-room hotel and conference center pitted tourism proponents against lo...

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FireLite® fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

| September 06, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

The new 173,200 square foot high school includes extensive glazing throughout to provide natural...

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September 06, 2016 | Chicago Faucets

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bact...

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September 06, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The skyscraper would be the first in Australia to incorporate solar cells in its façade.

Photo Courtesy of ESI Design

September 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The crown jewel of a three-year makeover project, the LED columns bring the building’s lobby to l...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins+Will, Skanska USA, Webcor Builders, Jacobs, and STV top B...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, BRPH, Fluor Corp., Walbridge, Jacobs, and AECOM top Building Design+Construction’s annua...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...

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