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Adaptive Reuse

Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, centerpiece of innovation hub, opens

The recently opened Michigan Central Station in Detroit is the centerpiece of a 30-acre technology and cultural hub that will include development of urban transportation solutions. The six-year adaptive reuse project of the 640,000 sf historic station, created by the same architect as New York’s Grand Central Station, is the latest sign of a reinvigorating Detroit.

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Jul 17, 2014

A high-rise with outdoor, vertical community space? It's possible! [slideshow]

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without compromising privacy or indoor space.

Jul 15, 2014

Michael Graves talks with Washington Post about new design eye from life in a wheelchair

Celebrated American architect Michael Graves sits with the Washington Post to talk about how being on a wheelchair changed the way he focuses on design.

Jul 15, 2014

A look into the history of modular construction

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have been readapted to meet specific needs of different eras.

Jul 14, 2014

Meet the bamboo-tent hotel that can grow

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

Jul 14, 2014

Foster + Partners unveils triple-glazed tower for RMK headquarters

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinburg.

Jul 11, 2014

First look: Jeanne Gang reinterprets San Francisco Bay windows in new skyscraper scheme

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has designed a 40-story residential building in San Francisco that is inspired by the city's omnipresent bay windows.

Jul 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab opens 'world's most comprehensive building efficiency simulator'

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated system, under real-world conditions.

Jul 9, 2014

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. adds Nicholas Sandersfeld as Director of Business Development to newly opened San Jose office

California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld as the new Director of Business Development.

Jul 9, 2014

Top U.S. cities for design professionals

Though New York and Los Angeles are often seen as the sole hubs for design jobs, other design epicenters are scattered between the coasts.

Jul 9, 2014

First Look: SOM's design for All Aboard Florida Fort Lauderdale rail station

The lightweight and luminous design "responds to its setting and creates a striking infrastructural icon for the city," said SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy. 

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