Multifamily Housing

As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.
A rendering of the pool and deck space at Elan Menlo Park, designed by KTGY

Photo: Daniel Gaines Photography

July 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 146-unit apartment community was designed as a series of six interactively connected garden-s...

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Typical apartment complex in U.S. West Coast city.

PCBC attendees in San Diego got an earful from experts about the strength of the apartment and condo market.

July 14, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

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.

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A slight majority of states (26, plus the District of Columbia) saw rental increases over the first six months of 2017, with the largest average percent changes coming in South Carolina (7.3%), Maine (7.3%), Vermont (7.2%), and Rhode Island (7.0%). Source: Abodo 

July 12, 2017 | Abodo

The most notable rental increases are in growing markets in the South and Southwest: New Orleans,...

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The Maxwell in Arlington, Va. Photo: Sam Kittner

July 12, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Zen meditation gardens, bocce courts, saltwater pools, and free drinks highlight the niceties at...

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Rendering courtesy Visualarch

July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use tower will rise 185 meters and be located in Melbourne's Central Business District....

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June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Based on a survey from the National Apartment Association, the most popular amenities are the one...

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Photo: Natalie Oxford, WIkimedia Commons

June 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

These blocks will undergo further testing to determine if they are safe.

What amenities are you specifying in your apartment/condo projects? Take the survey (3-4 minutes).

June 22, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, BD+C and Multifamily Design + Construction

The Baltic, an apartment building in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., is Common's first hybrid, featuring both coliving and individual rentals. Image: Common

June 20, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One provider, Common, emphasizes community in its buildings. 

535 Carlton, an 18-story, 298-unit building in the Pacific Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be that neighborhood's first 100% affordable housing building. Greenland Forest City Partners is the developer. The latest report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies states that affordable for-sale and rental housing remains in short supply in many U.S. markets. Image: Office of the Mayor/Max Touhy

June 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report expects minorities and millennials to account...

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A renovated bathroom in one of the dozen apartments in Naomi's Way in New Brunswick, N.J., a permanent housing facility for at-risk families. Image: American Standard Brands

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

American Standard and Philips Lighting donate products and manpower.

Rendering courtesy CTA Architects

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without ele...

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David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

David Baker at his firm’s most recent apartment project, Potrero 1010. Photo: Anne Hamersky Media

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For 35 years, architect David Baker has been a spirited voice for affordable housing, in San Fran...

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Image courtesy of PortLiving.

June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wood, concrete, and glass building will rise approximately 233 feet when finished.

May 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will be within walking distance to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.

Rendering courtesy of MIR.

May 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The buildings are on an elevated platform and the surrounding walkways are suspended so as not to...

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One Ala Moana, in Honolulu, was originally designed to be constructed above the parking garage, but the developer went bankrupt in the recession. When the project was brought back to life, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architect) and Magnusson Klemencic Associates (SE) came up with a new scheme that added valuable space to the tower. Photo: Mariko Reed/SCB.

May 19, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

How designers figured out a way to nestle an 18-story condo tower on top of an existing parking s...

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Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller’s design was selected as the winner of a competition organized by Riksbyggen in Väste...

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Rendering courtesy of Hines/McCaffery ©Smilodon CG

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use project will provide new apartments, condos, a senior living facility, and retail s...

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Rendering courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz 

May 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass tower is being built at 1326 S. Michigan Avenue.

May 10, 2017 | ABODO

Median one-bedroom rent rose to $1,012  in April, the highest it has been since January.

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

The project team for VIA 57 West: The Durst Organization (owner/developer); BIG and SLCE Architects; Thornton Tomasetti (SE); Dagher Engineering (MEP engineer); and Hunter Roberts Construction Group (GC). Photos: courtesy AIA

April 18, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ VIA 57 West in New York is among the winners.

April 18, 2017 | AIA + BD+C Staff

2017 marks the 17th year the AIA has rewarded projects and architects with the Housing Awards....

Rendering courtesy of Architects of Invention.

April 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Garden Hill will provide an ‘oasis-like residence’ for Birmingham’s growing, multicultural studen...

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Rendering courtesy of Haseef Rafiei.

April 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is designed to print and dispense its own dwellings in vending machine-obsessed Toky...

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