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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.
German architect proposes construction of mountain near Berlin

The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.

Herzog & de Meuron’s triangle tower design stirs controversy in Paris

Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...

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Multi-million dollar vertical farm project breaks ground in Newark

The building site is located on a three-acre site in the center of Newark’s Ironbound District. Rendering courtesy KSS Architects

July 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The vertical farm by commercial grower AeroFarms will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm...

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial plan gets OK from D.C. planning commission

Rendering: Gehry Partners, LLP

July 09, 2015 | Lacey Johnson, Reuters

Despite the thumbs up, disputes over costs may keep the $142 million work from ever being built....

St. Petersburg Pier’s dramatic makeover gets green light from city officials

The new St. Petersburg Pier, The Pier Park. Renderings courtesy ASD/Rogers Partners/Ken Smith

July 09, 2015 | Rogers Partners

The Pier Park will be a platform for a multitude of smaller and more flexible programs and experi...

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Beyoncé, Melbourne, tower, high-rise, Elenberg Fraser

The team came up with the design using parametric modeling to optimize passive heating and cooling. Soon after, a director noticed the form's similarity with a certain pop star in a music video. Renderings courtesy Elenberg Fraser

July 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The bootylicious tower is composed of 660 apartments and a 160-room hotel at the west end of Melb...

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David Adjaye, Africa, Art, Black, African American, Harlem, Studio Museum, New York City, Thelma Golden

Rendering courtesy Adjaye Associates

July 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

In designing the five-story, 71,000-sf building, Adjaye took cues from the brownstones, churches,...

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From Subway to Walgreens, healthcare campuses embrace retail chains in the name of patience convenience

Walgreens Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.  Photo courtesy VOA Associates

July 08, 2015 | Craig Beam, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Most retail in healthcare discussions today are focused on integrating ambulatory care into tradi...

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California Supreme Court upholds affordable housing requirements
July 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributor

Court cites affordable housing crisis of ‘epic proportions.’

BIG designs Frankfurt skyscraper with a surprise in the middle

Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

July 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Several levels in the center of the 185-meter tower are shifted outward to allow for terraces wit...

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Philips sheds new light on growing fresh food indoors

Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips

July 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming. 

The main noisemakers in healthcare facilities: behavior and technology

In-board placement of bathrooms buffers corridor noise for birthing rooms at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Maine. Anton Grassl/Esto

July 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past few decades, numerous research studies have concluded that noise in hospitals can h...

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Design for new pavilion in Toronto includes a ‘peel-away’ façade, Ontario, Bortolotto Architects, OCAD

Renderings courtesy Bortolotto Architects

July 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An architect's proposal for a renovation of the main office building at the Ontario College of Ar...

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A bicyclist sits in traffic near a housing construction project in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters/Robert Galbraith

A bicyclist sits in traffic near a housing construction project in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters/Robert Galbraith

July 01, 2015 | Megan Cassella, Reuters

The volatile U.S. multifamily housing market has returned to pre-recession investment levels, dri...

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First look: JetBlue opens sprawling green rooftop at JFK International Airport

The vegetated rooftop is open to everyone who clears security at the terminal and offers spectacular views of Manhattan and the adjacent TWA Terminal. Photo: © Paúl Rivera, courtesy of Gensler

July 01, 2015 | Gensler

The 4,046-sf rooftop includes landscaped green spaces, seating for 50 people, 400-sf children’s p...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Museum, Art, UC Berkeley

The building will provide 25,000 sf of exhibition space, as well as spaces for film screenings and public access to BAM/PFA collections. Renderings courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro

July 01, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The building, located directly across from the UC Berkeley campus, integrates the existing 48,000...

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San Diego charter school finds home in existing public library building

Design highlights include a “living room” setting with flexible furniture. Photos courtesy LPA, Inc.

June 30, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The school is located on the sixth and seventh floors of a downtown public library and embraces f...

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Glass-clad, 'communal' Whole Foods approved in Miami Beach

The building at 19th Street and Alton Road will be comprised of a 40,000-sf market and a 5,000-sf Wells Fargo Bank. Rendering courtesy Oppenheim Architects

June 30, 2015 | Oppenheim Architecture

The design for the Whole Food Market features a grid of white concrete representing a pure expres...

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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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