BD+C's 2018 Design Innovation Report

Does bringing nature inside really help improve the well-being of occupants? Will Katerra’s business strategy remake the construction industry? Why are universities building ‘athleticscapes’? Find all the answers in BD+C's 2018 Design Innovation Report.

June 21, 2018 |

BD+C's 2018 Design Innovation report is represented by the following people, projects, and innovations that push the boundaries of design. Click on the title or image of each story to view the full article.

 

Design for manufacturing

Katerra strives to become a leading design-build firm with an integrated approach to production, architectural services, and construction.

For the past decade, San Antonio-based design firm Lake|Flato has been refining its Porch House concept, a system of modules with floor-to-ceiling windows and connecting porches that link the single-family structure to the outdoors.

 

'Athleticscapes' give colleges a recruiting edge

These sports and recreation facilities go beyond glitzy buildings to tell a school’s story and reinforce the student-athlete’s self-perception.

It has long been apparent that colleges and universities are engaged in an arms race to attract top student-athletes, with ammunition that includes extravagant training centers and stadiums.

 

The great indoors

Bringing nature inside to improve the well-being of occupants has become a design imperative.

There has been much discussion lately about architecture and biophilia, defined as the inclination of humans to connect with nature.

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