Robotic interiors: How to make a studio apartment feel as big as a one-bedroom unit

Ori Studio Suite comes with a full or queen bed, a dining table or desk, a 50- or 60-inch TV nook, up to 133 cubic feet of storage, 48 to  60 inches of space to hang clothes, LED lighting, six outlets, and two USB ports. The system “adds” up to 136 of usable square footage to the unit. Cost: $7,000 to $15,000, depending on order quantity. Photo: Ori Living

Multifamily Housing | July 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Editor, Multifamily Design+Construction

Meet Ori Living's robotically controlled, space-saving furniture system. 

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Exterior of planned Visitor and Education Center

All Images courtesy John Ronan Architects

Museums | June 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Architect John Ronan will design the building.

Photo Credit: The District Wharf 

June 17, 2019 | Owens Corning

Protected roof membrane assembly (PRMA) systems play a key role in helping projects comply with Washington D.C.’s sto...

Rancho Los Amigos earned three LEED Silver, one LEED Gold, and a LEED-NC for Healthcare certification (Master Site) for its 28-acre campus. Photos: Michael McLane, McLane + Studio

Building Team Awards | June 17, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Silver Award: Taylor Design (architect) and SmithGroup (AOR) led an integrated design-build team anchored by McCarthy...

Custom builder Loudermilk Homes once relied exclusively on house wrap as their air and water barrier of choice. But once they learned about the benefits of the ForceField® air and water barrier system, they switched. Sherwin Loudermilk of Loudermilk Homes explains why. Click here to watch!

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Renderings courtesy The Architectural Team

Multifamily Housing | June 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Architectural Team designed the project.

Turner workers position top beam for a new building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Image: Turner Construction

Contractors | June 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building includes a “command center” for training students to interact with emergency personnel.

Architects | June 14, 2019 | Daniel Yudchitz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Leo A Daly

Municipal facilities must strike a delicate balance between openness and security.

While drainable building wraps share the ability to shed bulk water faster than standard wraps, not all are up to par. Tear strength, air holdout, UV resistance, and breathability still matter. Only TYPAR ® Drainable Wrap™ pairs drainability with overall industry-leading weather protection.

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Codes and Standards | June 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Three companies show compliance for using containers for housing.

June 13, 2019 | Bill O'Keeffe |

All the benefits of using low-iron glass are now possible with a USA-made fire rated glass.

Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, located in downtown Houston, offers six distinct areas of education and training. All photos: Peter Molick Photography

Building Team Awards | June 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: Kinder High School, which can accommodate 750 9th through 12th graders, is one of only three public schoo...

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina included dynamic glass when it expanded its Terminal A. Image: Courtesy of View

Glass Technology | June 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This sector accounts for one-fifth of View Glass’ portfolio.

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Codes and Standards | June 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technology can enable cities to be more interconnected, efficient, and accessible.

All renderings courtesy Antunovich Associates

Mixed-Use | June 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UrbanStreet Group and Antunovich Associates are developing the master plan for the project.

June 12, 2019 | MBCI | Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA

While some may think that a green building costs more and is more complicated to build, that is not actually the case...

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Transit Facilities | June 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Eight firms in total revealed concepts for the first fully considered and technically feasible Skyports.

The exterior design concept for Krause Gateway Center refers to the traditional French pastry, “mille feuille.” The effect gives the impression that the building is “flying” over the site, 75% of which is public space with greenery and interactive landscape furniture. All photos: Michel Denance

Building Team Awards | June 12, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: Krause Gateway Center’s striking design takes its cue from the traditional French dessert mille feuil...

Market Data | June 12, 2019 | ABC

Among the 11 subcategories, six saw prices fall last month, with the largest decreases in natural gas.

June 12, 2019 | VIATechnik blog | Jennifer Thomas, Senior VDC Manager, VIATechnik

In the industry war for talent, organizations that nurture and grow soft skills will win.

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Codes and Standards | June 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to enable building tech market adoption for a net positive future.

Design Tech students apply their skills in the Design Realization Garage, the high school’s two-story, 6,000-sf maker space. All photos: Jeremy Bittermann

Building Team Awards | June 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: D.tech had been occupying temporary spaces that were hardly suited for design thinking.

Adaptive Reuse | June 11, 2019 | DLR Group Insights Blog | Paul Westlake, FAIA, DLR Group Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader

Building reuse generally offers greater environmental savings than demolition or new construction.

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Codes and Standards | June 11, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will expand to include residential and multifamily for assessment and certification.

Industry Research | June 11, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The research was conducted by Perkins Eastman and Three H.

Among the main attractions of PTC’s headquarters is its Corporate Experience Center, with 20 exhibit pods that include X-Factory, a replica of a factory floor, where PTC can showcase its technology. The interactive Reality Lab is where the company tests products in its pipeline. All photos courtesy Warren Patterson Photography.

Building Team Awards | June 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: PTC began its fitout even as 121 Seaport was still under construction.

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Codes and Standards | June 10, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides tips for staying safe during and after a hurricane or severe weather.

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3D Printing | June 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

XtreeE focuses on large-scale 3D-printing for the AEC industry.

Mortenson, a top-20 nonresidential contractor, is teaming with Built Robotics to make upgrade kits for earthmovers used on Mortenson's renewable energy projects. Image: Built Robotics

AEC Tech | June 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The partners will focus on equipment used for earthmoving in wind and solar projects.

June 07, 2019 | Boingo: Where Connectivity Meets Community |

The explosive gaming boom has big implications for wireless networks on multifamily housing properties.

June 07, 2019 | Elizabeth Cotton |

Great interior design strategically incorporates color and materials to generate a specific mood or impression about...

Sustainability | June 07, 2019 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings | Katherine Hart

How can thoughtful design encourage healthier choices, lifestyles, and work environments?

McDonald’s returns to Chicago with its new corporate headquarters in the city’s Fulton Market district. The building provides the fast-food giant with a more centralized, consolidated workspace. All photos: Executive Construction.

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The building has a remarkably diverse array of spaces that include “work neighborhoods.”

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