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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Urban Planning | May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

5.5 million sf waterfront district to be built in Shenzhen, China.

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Sustainability | May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The structure is the first commercial building in Florida to achieve LEED Platinum v4 Certification.

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Mixed-Use | May 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Omni Hotels & Resorts will manage the County-owned hotel.

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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Life of an Architect Podcast | May 27, 2019 | Bob Borson, FAIA

Today we are talking about Architectural Bucket lists. Everyone knows what a bucket list is – things you want to do o...

Metl-Span structural insulated panels and insulated metal panels
May 24, 2019 | Metl-Span |

We discuss the characteristics of structural insulated panels and insulated metal panels, then layout the best use of...

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Codes and Standards | May 24, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bank of America provides $500,000 grant to certify 15 U.S. cities.

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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A team from the Savannah College of Arts & Design in Georgia came up with myriad abstract conceptions—including a few informed by its equestrian department—to develop a new hard hat design that Clayco is now in the process of producing. Image: Clayco

Contractors | May 24, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Clayco worked with a Georgia college to design a helmet with greater comfort and adaptability.

Beyond the corner store: Where retail health is headed

SmartExam, a virtual care platform by Portland, Oregon-based Bright.MD, attracts a significant number of patients under the age of 40 who do not have a primary care doctor and want a convenient experience.

Healthcare Facilities | May 24, 2019 | Lisa Feeley and Sarah Carter, Transwestern

New players are redefining what retail health might look like by embracing technologies including mobile apps, telehe...

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Codes and Standards | May 24, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Six revised documents available for interior construction projects.

Market Data | May 24, 2019 | ABC

More than 70% of contractors expect to increase staffing levels over the next six months.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 24, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park will include new indoor and outdoor space.

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Codes and Standards | May 23, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Solar power with batteries and backup generators provide weeks of self-reliance.

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Codes and Standards | May 23, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach includes loosened zoning, incentives for higher density in lower-cost and mixed-income developments.

May 23, 2019 | Petersen Aluminum

Award-winning museum features creatively detailed metal cladding.

 

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May 23, 2019 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog | Chris Beza, Senior Associate / Commercial Market Director, NBBJ

While an appropriate balance of mixed-use offerings is key, providing retail that is the right scale for an urban nei...

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Mixed-Use | May 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Chartwell Hospitality will operate the hotel.

Embracing innovation allows Southland Industries to meet the needs of a changing industry. Continuous evaluation of its processes led to the creation of this state-of-the-art 160,000-sf fabrication facility. Image: Southland Industries

M/E/P Systems | May 23, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Southland Industries takes a measured approach to leaning into technology.

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Market Data | May 22, 2019 | AIA

AIA’s ABI score for April showed a small increase in design services at 50.5 in April.

All photos courtesy Apple

Reconstruction & Renovation | May 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was the city’s first public library.

For its master plan of the 43-acre, transit-oriented Cambridge Crossing redevelopment in Boston, which eventually will include 4.5 million sf of vertical construction, CBT Architects took into account what that area’s long-term traffic and parking needs might be. (The master plan included 97 dedicated bike lanes.) Image courtesy CBT Architects.

Building Team | May 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The sharing economy puts a different spin on new construction and building operations.

All photos: JLL/Phillip Spears

Laboratories | May 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

McCarthy Building Companies with Flad Architects acted as the design-build team.

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

Auckland Airport — Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Gensler

Airports | May 20, 2019 | GenslerOn | Scott Gorenc, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Designer, Gensler

Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and passeng...

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rocky Mountain Institute, Dept. of Energy, California Energy Commission join forces.

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Codes and Standards | May 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Climate ignorance driving some ‘insane’ deals.

All photos: Black & Hue Photography

Education Facility | May 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The three labs will each house a different focus.

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex at Orange Coast College is one of many projects that C.W. Driver has started or completed in California, its home state. Image: courtesy of C.W. Driver

Contractors | May 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

C.W. Driver succeeds by sticking to core markets and practices.

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Apartment Assn. report assesses reasons for difficulty in creating more apartments.

Cultural Facilities | May 17, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Former ConocoPhillips CEO and wife have donated millions for culture and education.

University of Texas at Dallas Engineering Building/ Serves as social hub for students across campus, clubs, and organizations

University Buildings | May 17, 2019 | SmithGroup Perspectives blog | Doug Campbell

When a prospective student evaluates an institution, they are imagining whether they can see themselves there as an i...

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Codes and Standards | May 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on techniques to reduce energy bills.

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