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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The lodge at Gathering Place is graced with a multi-story stone fireplace, custom stone flooring, and walls and ceilings in six species of exposed wood. A soda fountain and sweets shop is located on the lower level. All Photos: Brent Niles, BBJN Designs

Building Team Awards | June 07, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Platinum Award: Gathering Place is a 66½-acre public park and playground serving the nearly one million residents of...

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Codes and Standards | June 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

E-commerce, market oversupply, rising interest rates to dampen hot market.

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Events Facilities | June 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HLW designed the project.

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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Walls and Partitions | June 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The product is making its AIA debut at the trade show.

June 05, 2019 | Cannon Design Blog |

Here are six ways a nurse’s perspective influences how our architects, engineers, and the rest of the design team mak...

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Reconstruction & Renovation | June 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe originally wanted to hold an international competition to redesign the cathe...

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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Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photo: Matthew Carbone

Pictured: Klein A45, Catskill Mountains, New York, by Bjarke Ingels Group. This prototype mountainside cabin is entirely customizable for homeowners to purchase, tailor, and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. Photo: Matthew Carbone

Architects | June 04, 2019 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels Group's prototype mountainside cabin and Fieldwork's forest pedestrian bridges are among 12 projects ho...

Vince DiPofi will be SSOE Group's President and CEO in December. He currently has executive level oversight over several of the firm's business units. Image: SSOE

Engineers | June 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vince DiPofi has played a pivotal role in the firm’s business development strategies.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: BD+C's 101 Top Products for 2019
101 Top Products | June 04, 2019 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's annual 101 Top Products program recognizes the best new or upgraded products for the building design and const...

Multifamily Housing | June 04, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Design Collective is the project’s architect.

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Codes and Standards | June 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Represents important part of Haskell’s future strategy,’ says CEO.

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Codes and Standards | June 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bill could boost specialized facilities.

11 trends in senior living

The Carillon at Belleview Station, a 163-unit complex near the Denver light transit line. The project team: MGL Partners, owner; Parikh Stevens Architects, architect; StudioSIX5, interior designer; and Milender White, general contractor. Photo: Michael Lowry Photography

Multifamily Housing | June 03, 2019 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

Style, flexibility, and fun highlight the latest design trends for the 55+ market.

Market Data | June 03, 2019 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Among the 16 sectors tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau, nine experienced an increase in monthly spending, led by wate...

The BridgeTower Heights development benefitted from an upscale look, increase development space and decreased infrastructure costs

June 03, 2019 | Belgard

Win-win for 500-acre development

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Mixed-Use | June 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the project.

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Market Data | May 31, 2019 | Transwestern

Market has experienced no change in office vacancy rates in three quarters.

May 31, 2019 | Star Building Systems |

It was during this great oil boom that STAR Building Systems was founded by D. H. Rowland in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,...

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Codes and Standards | May 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will be open to LEED-registered or -certified projects, with introductory pricing and support.

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Codes and Standards | May 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on MEP and tenant improvements.

May 30, 2019 | Kingspan

Given the wide variety of foods and products on display in the store and its location in a climate where extreme cold...

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Market Data | May 30, 2019 | AGC

Demand for work is outpacing the supply of workers.

Creating real estate value with commercial office reconstruction [AIA Course]

The redesign of the 116 Huntington Avenue building in Boston, led by Dyer Brown, included the addition of two outdoor roof terraces, for use by the penthouse tenants. Photo: Chuck Choi, courtesy Dyer Brown

BD+C University Course | May 30, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan and Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Contributing Editors

Leading owners, developers, and project teams are employing thoughtful upgrades to older buildings to create meaningf...

155 Wacker Drive in Chicago is one of two office high rises, owned by The John Buck Company, that have installed a software product devised by Cohesion that gives tenants more control over their businesses' workflow activities. Image: Cohesion

Building Technology | May 30, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new company, Cohesion, helps synchronize tenants’ workflows.

Grilled to order: The art of outdoor kitchens

At the 202-unit Niche 905 Apartments, Chicago,  FitzGerald Associates Architects designed an 18th-floor roof deck featuring a large communal grilling station adjacent to smaller individual grills and private dining areas with family-style tables. A nine-foot glass wall running along the perimeter shields residents and their guests from the wind. The glass enclosure “helps the space feel more like a room and makes it more intimate,” said FitzGerald’s Kristen Larkin. Photo: C360 Images, Jim Tschetter


Multifamily Housing | May 29, 2019 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Seven tips for ensuring outdoor kitchens deliver safe, memorable experiences for residents and guests.

Resilient design in metal building roof and wall panels [AIA Course]
Metals | May 29, 2019 | Petersen Aluminum

This course explains why severe weather events are causing designs, standards, and codes to be revisited.

Smart buildings can optimize wellness

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Office Building Design | May 29, 2019 | CallisonRTKL blog | Kristin Tilley and Stefana Scinta, CallisonRTKL

Employees want wellness initiatives built into their work experience, especially when they’re in spaces that can leav...

University Buildings | May 29, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

New building includes interactive exhibit in tribute to the center’s donor.

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Office Building Design | May 29, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

With more than two million sf of LEED-certified office space planned, Amazon's new designs for its second headquarter...

Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Flexibility and connectivity between the digital and physical space are key.

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