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.
Snøhetta unveils designs for riverfront public market in Portland, Oregon

Construction is expected to begin in 2016. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta

June 29, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The James Beard Public Market will be Portland’s first year-round market since 1942, when the Por...

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Google to convert an Alabama coal-burning plant to a data center running on clean energy

This October, Tennessee Valley Authority will close its outdated Widows Creek coal plant in Stevenson, Ala., which had been providing energy to the region since the 1960s. Photo: TVA Web Team via Wikimedia Commons

June 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $600 million conversion project will be Google's 14th data center globally, but the first it...

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The world's best new skyscrapers

One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH

June 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers n...

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Texas eye surgery center captures attention in commercial neighborhood

The selection of fiber cement, in itself, helped contribute to the individuality of the Eye Surgery Center, because it was the first use of the material in the area.

June 23, 2015 | Nichiha

The team wanted to build an eye surgery center in an already established area but provide somethi...

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Museum, Guggenheim, Helsinki, Moreau Kusunoki, Art in the City

“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes

June 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connec...

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MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, Beverly Hills, 8600 Wilshire, Multifamily

Renderings courtesy MAD Architects

June 22, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The “hillside village” edifice will be covered in drought-tolerant vines and succulents.

New document addresses school safety and security

Image: Pixabay

June 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...

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Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and gmp Architekten win Guangzhou museum competition

The design by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, made out of a "collection of nine volumes." Rendering courtesy Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

June 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Overlooking the Pearl River in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the cluster of museums wil...

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Rome skyscrapers

The architect wanted the buildings to look as if they were cut out of a single block. Renderings courtesy Daniel Libeskind

June 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The scheme will drastically change the Eternal City’s skyline: three angular towers that look lik...

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Heatherwick’s design for cancer center branch has ‘healing power’

Heatherwick will work with landscape designer Marie-Louise Agius of Balston Agius to complete the verdant plan and take advantage of the therapeutic effect of plants. Renderings courtesy of Heatherwick Studio. 

June 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The architect describes it as “a collection of stepped planter elements”

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

June 15, 2015 | Viega

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is the Grand Central Station of the...

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Cornell Tech announces construction of ‘first passive house residential high-rise in the world’

Renderings courtesy Handel Architects

June 15, 2015 | Cornell Tech

To achieve Passive House standards, Cornell Tech Residential will incorporate a number of sustain...

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Houston's energy sector keeps office construction humming

Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay

June 12, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...

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Pop-up tree-office opens in London borough of Hackney

TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP

June 11, 2015 | BD+C Staff

London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.

Artists Turn Tankers into Architecture

The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.

June 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.

World’s Largest Hotel Coming to Mecca

The hotel will have 10,000-rooms, a shopping center, and helipads on its 12 towers. Rendering courtesy Dar Al-Handasah

June 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

With 10,000 rooms, the Abraj Kudai hotel will far surpass the current title of world’s largest ho...

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London opens business complex made from 50 shipping containers

Photo: PopBrixton.org

June 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

London's newest business complex, Pop Brixton, will support local entrepreneurs, create jobs, and...

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BIG unveils designs for last WTC tower

The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG

June 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...

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$300 million office to transform Denver skyline

The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines 

June 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...

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BIG releases designs for transport hub in Swedish city

The new transport hub will integrate the city center once separated by tracks. Renderings courtesy BIG

June 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Like a continuous thin sheet, the roof is gently lifted at its four corners, wrapping the city's...

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Chicago’s 606 elevated park opens this weekend

Nature reclaimed the tracks long before the conversion to park started. Photo courtesy the606.org

June 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 2.7-mile stretch repurposes an abandoned elevated train track that snakes through Humboldt Pa...

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Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan

June 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappea...

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Qatar launches competition for waterfront art museum design

The new gallery will repurpose a soon-to-be-vacant flour mill on a peninsula jutting into the Arabian Sea. Photo courtesy Malcolm Reading Consultants

June 03, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new gallery will repurpose a soon-to-be-vacant flour mill.

World’s tallest wood building design unveiled by MGA

Plans include a mix of market-rate and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub, and other amenities. Renderings courtesy Michael Green Architecture

June 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

“Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, t...

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Snøhetta and DIALOG to revitalize Willamette Falls area in Oregon

In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog

June 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...

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SHoP Architects unveils dual-glass-box scheme for Uber HQ

The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A

June 01, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.

Sacramento moves forward on multifamily project with new modular supplier

Guerdon Modular Buildings is taking over the Eviva Downtown multifamily project. Rendering courtesy Guerdon Modular Buildings.

June 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guerdon Modular Buildings will provide modules for 118 apartments.

Texas senate approves $3 billion in bonds for university construction

Ezekiel W. Cullen Building at the University of Houston. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For the first time in nearly a decade, Texas universities could soon have some state money for co...

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Fannie Mae offers incentives for energy, water efficiency in multifamily buildings

Photo: KCumming via Wikimedia Commons

May 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Owners of apartment buildings and cooperatives may be eligible for loans with reduced interest ra...

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Energy Department releases resources to assess building energy benchmarking policies, programs

Photo: Hakilon via Wikimedia Commons

May 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new handbook demonstrates methodologies using real data from New York City.

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