As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.read more
By the end of 2014, 80 buildings with about 18 million sf of office space were started in Greater Houston, according to CoStar Group. Photo: Mike Russell via Wikimedia Commons
More than 13 million sf could be completed this year, adding to this metro’s double-digit vacancy...read more
Rendering: Green Jeans Farmery
The Green Jeans Farmery already has a hydroponic farm component courtesy of owner and entrepreneu...read more
The firm hopes the project can kickstart efforts to turn subterranean London into a thriving public space. Renderings courtesy Gensler London
Unused tube lines would host pedestrian paths, cycle routes, cultural spaces, and retail outlets....
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As pressure increases to understand capital cost prior to the first spade touching dirt, more hea...read more
Guadalupe Street in Austin, Texas. The Lone Star State capital ranked number five. Photo courtesy city of Austin.
Austin, Texas, and Troy, N.Y., are among the cities with the strongest safe streets policies, acc...read more
The International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor, Conn. Photo: Petersen Aluminum
Perkins Eastman in Stamford, Conn., designed the school to emphasize and integrate the Internatio...read more
Aerial view of Bell Labs Holmdel Complex. The Bell Labs building in Holmdel is an architectural heirloom, designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen. Photo courtesy of Lee Beaumont/Wikimedia Commons.
Designed by Eero Saarinen in the late 1950s, the two-million-sf, steel-and-glass building was one...read more
Project Tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. Image: Google
Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release...read more
Two instructors and a doctoral student of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, make up the team behind the discovery. Photo: Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology/Wikimedia Commons
The new alloy makes steel as strong as titanium.
The building’s design consists of a translucent tower with research, retail, and restaurant spaces that rests on a horizontal slab filled with exhibition galleries. Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron
When completed, M+ will be one of the first buildings in the Foster + Partners-planned West Kowlo...read more
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitized more than $57 billion for 850,000-plus units.
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Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the...read more
Gilbane created this 4D simulation to help visualize the planned work areas near public thoroughfares on a recent project. Rendering: Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane, Southland Industries, Tocci, and Turner are among the firms to incorporate advanced 4D B...read more
The 16,000-sf addition expands the museum’s existing Antoine Predock-designed structure. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
The 16-foot-tall screens, operated by a hand wheel, roll like box car doors across the façade and...read more
A 28,500-sf vacant city block in San Diego will become a temporary urban park that will attempt to draw local residents and tourists with retail, food service, and meeting spaces. Vendors will set up shop in recycled shipping containers. Rendering: RAD Labs
A team of alumni from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego has taken over a 28,5...read more
Colorado Court Affordable Housing — Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Calder Oliver via Wikimedia Commons
For certified properties, Fannie Mae is now granting a 10 basis point reduction in the interest r...read more
The standard would make large tracts of low-lying land off limits for construction with federal funds. Photo: Craig Dietrich via Wikimedia Commons
To meet the new standard, builders must build two feet above the currently projected elevation fo...read more
Rendering: Schako Air Distribution, http://www.schako.de/
The guide provides tools and advice for designing, commissioning, and operating chilled-beam syst...read more
The headquarters of Adobe Systems in downtown San Jose, Calif. Photo: Coolcaesar via Wikimedia Commons
Of the 19 industry sectors covered in the report, only one had a statistically significant year-t...read more
Curbed calls the design "a chunk of the Fountainbleu" stuck on Alton Road. Renderings: courtesy Gutierrez & Lozano
The plans by architect Gutierrez & Lozano are of a sleek, boutique-looking, 22,500-sf facilit...read more
Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck
Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, S.C., and the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Downtown Market are amo...read more
Proposal for Parliament Square. Renderings courtesy Transport for London
The plan will guarantee bike riders a designated stretch of street to ride from east to west thro...read more
The stadium's removable roof will help migitate noise in the surrounding area. Renderings courtesy Arup
The venue will include a modern stage for the home matches together with a hotel, sports college,...read more
The average American sits 7.7 hours per day. Being sedentary for that long over a prolonged period of time has negative impacts on a person’s weight gain. Photo: Darko Maksimovic via Wikimedia Commons
RTKL's workplace design expert Jodi Williams foresees healthier and more technologically enabled...read more
Spending for the month totaled $627.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, 5.9% higher than December 2013. Photo credit: Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price, U.S. Air Force, Wikimedia Commons.
Seven of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in December on a...read more
Two towers are connected by a giant tensile canopy that slopes down, mimicking the tents traditionally used by cultures of the region. Renderings courtesy BIG.
The tensile canopy shades a relaxation plaza from the desert sun.
As part of the partnership, the construction association will help finance upgrades to a website. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The goal is for the site to be improved to make it easier for construction contractors to learn h...read more
The apartment building is located a block from D.C.’s NoMa/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station, which since opening in 2004 has been the impetus for development. Rendering: courtesy Level 2
It’s no accident that the word “Highline” is in this project’s name. The goal is for the building...read more
The Marion Emergency Care Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, features a “super track” area to assess and treat low-acuity patients. Photo: Daryl Shields / HKS
A new generation of highly efficient emergency care facilities is upping the ante on patient care...read more
The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger
Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think t...read more