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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.
AIA: The year's best justice facilities

San Bernardino Justice Center won a Citation award. Image courtesy SOM

November 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

CO Architects, RMKM Architecture, and SOM are among the firms honored with 2015 Justice Facilitie...

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Paint company announces new product that can kill bacteria in hospitals

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...

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Leidos Engineering recently completed the design and install of the Integrated Airport Management System at Denver International Airport. Now operational, the system provides enhanced data collection and exchange, organizational connectivity and situational awareness across the airport’s entire operations.

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Real Madrid gets new headquarters designed by Rafael de La-Hoz

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...

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Studio Gang designs American Museum of Natural History's new science center

Renderings courtesy American Museum of Natural History

November 06, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will hold areas where visitors c...

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Architects propose residential tower in Singapore with gardens on every floor

The four residential towers will surround a lush atrium, which from afar will seem like a green mountain. Renderings courtesy of M+S Pte Ltd

November 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Imagine a high-rise with lush greenery on every floor—that’s the design Ingehoven Architects and...

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SCAU Architectes design Ferris wheel hotel in Paris

The wheel's 19 pods will make a full revolution every half hour. Renderings courtesy SCAU

November 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Hotel guests will slowly loop around the structure and get views from the banks of the Seine.

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Hospital designers get the scoop on the role of innovation in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan

November 04, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...

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George Lucas museum design by MAD Architects finally gets green light

The museum's site is not far from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. There was a dispute over the stadium's parking space, which has now been settled. Renderings courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

November 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The project will go ahead with its revised, smaller-scale design.

Yale completes Singapore campus

Rending courtesy Yale-NUS. Video courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

November 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Yale-NUS College has three residence halls and two administrative and academic buildings, wit...

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Labor City: The Qatari complex for 70,000 migrant workers opens

Labor City is 8.6 miles from Doha, covering an area of 0.4 square miles.

November 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The project is just one of seven house complexes built by the government for the country’s approx...

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MJA Studio proposes to turn old Australian stadium into a complex with giant surf pool

The 107-year-old Subiaco Oval could be transformed into a man-made lake meant for surfing. Renderings courtesy MJA Studio, via Inhabitat. Video from SubiSurf Park.

November 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Subiaco Oval, which was built in 1908, could become the Subi Surf Park, a complex with apartm...

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Final funding comes through to complete over-budget and behind-schedule Denver VA Medical Center

Denver VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Photo: Department of Veterans Affairs (via Stars and Stripes).

November 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Department of Veterans Affairs, cited for its mismanagement, is stripped of control over futu...

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HOK designs new terminal for Salt Lake City International Airport

The new terminal will have 1.7 million sf of space that can serve up to 23 million people a year. Renderings courtesy HOK

October 30, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The $1.8 billion building will have floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious central "Canyon," and en...

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Six new towers to be added will make the cathedral Europe's tallest religious building.

October 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Six new towers to be added will make the cathedral Europe's tallest religious building.

New York City’s underground green space enters the testing phase Lowline

The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr

October 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...

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Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità

October 27, 2015 | Novità

Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...

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Multifamily building in downtown Montreal is being built from the roof down

According to Upbrealla Construction President Joël Larouche, the approach is the future for projects on small lots.

October 27, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The method eliminates the need for scaffolding and cranes.

The “new” Gaillard Center gets a standing ovation for its exterior cladding

In synch with Charleston's heralded architectural history, the new cladding was made to aesthetically resemble stucco, a material that has been used in the city since the 19th century.

| October 27, 2015 | Thermocromex

The “new construction” surrounds three sides of the original building, offering both a classic pu...

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A visa-for-investment program will be extended through mid-December

The developer behind the 83-story Panorama Tower project in Miami will now be allowed to accept visa applications. Rendering courtesy Florida East Coast Realty. 

October 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EB-5 financing has been a boon to the hospitality sector.

Mortenson study: Healthcare providers optimistic, but down on Affordable Care Act

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Photo: Zol87/Wikimedia Commons

October 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 2015 Mortenson Healthcare Industry Study found that 76% of providers are at least optimistic...

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My Micro NY will soon be New York's first micro-apartment building

The concrete and steel modular units at My Micro NY are currently being stacked and bolted together. Renderings courtesy nArchitects

October 22, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Manhattan modular building will be completed in December and will contain apartments with low...

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Kengo Kuma’s design for cultural museum in the Philippines evokes prehistoric cave feel

The Metro Manila region of the Phillippines isn't known for green public spaces. Fast Company says the new museum will add  “a lush new oasis into a dense [urban] environment.” Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma

October 22, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The Museum of Indigenous Knowledge in Manila, will house over 4,000 years of history.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House finds new locale at Arkansas museum

The Bachman Wilson House. All photos: Nancy Nolan Photography (Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum).

October 20, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Crystal Bridges Museum reconstructed the 61-year-old Usonian house and will open it to the public...

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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. 

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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