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.
A efficient cooling system that draws water from the Chicago River was one of th

A efficient cooling system that draws water from the Chicago River was one of the components that earned the River City condo co

December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

River City in Chicago is one of 17 existing multifamily properties to earn Energy Star certificat...

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Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district call

Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district called C1TYblox within the 19-acre campus of oneC1TY

December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nas...

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December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes both additions to existing structures and entirely new buildings, from Frank Ge...

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U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aqua...

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Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20

Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 2007, but was halted a year later due to the econo

November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projec...

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Image courtesy of Nicolas Buisson

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institut...

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Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp

November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a ma...

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COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup

Images courtesy of OXX

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...

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Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen

Image: Wikimedia Commons

November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more...

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All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture fo...

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All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.

All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.

November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design centers around a floating, 500-meter-wide sphere linked to a resource center on the oc...

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Photo: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle,...

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Photo: Pfree2014 via Wikimedia Commons
November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lor...

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Photo credit: Andrew Worssam

Photo credit: Andrew Worssam

November 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The fluid brickwork of the new Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydne...

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Renderings courtesy Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup, Squint/Opera

Renderings courtesy Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup, Squint/Opera

November 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The surfing pool would offer 98-foot-wide waves that would run the length of the 500-foot-long en...

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An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to provide clients with insights into where the bu

November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...

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November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase,...

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November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Backed by billionaire Barry Diller, the $170 million "floating park" is planned for the Hudson Ri...

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Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs that rely on complicated mechanical systems to

November 17, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicologic...

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November 17, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The triangular shape of the 44-story tower ensures that all bays receive southern light and views...

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November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that take...

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On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy us...

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November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago...

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A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habit...

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November 14, 2014 | Gensler

The 175,000-sf extension includes the conversion of three existing gates to international swing g...

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Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemeets the strictest environmental standards. Photo

November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Chipperfield and Valentiny are among the finalists for a new concert hall being built to co...

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