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.  
The northeastern corner of the Bolsa Row site, designed by KTGY

The northeastern corner of the site and is planned to include a hotel with up to 150 rooms, deck pool, event space, pedestrian banquet bridge connections, and views of the Disneyland fireworks. Active frontages engage the Festival Street and orient activity toward the interior of site, minimizing potential impacts to existing residential neighbors. Rendering courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

August 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development will include apartments, ground-floor retail, and a five-story hotel.

An aerial view of the new Copenhagen IKEA masterplan

Rendering courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Architects

August 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use development links a new IKEA store, a hotel, and housing with green space.

A rendering of the completed 111 West 57th Tower by SHoP Architects

Rendering courtesy of SHoP

August 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The planned 82-story tower has stalled after completing just 20 stories.

The kitchen and a hallway leading to rooms at Common Damen

Courtesy of Common

July 31, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new building offers 12 bedrooms across four floors of living space.

The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

Photo: Pixabay

July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...

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Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...

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A shared kitchen living area in Common Cornelia in Queens, N.Y.

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July 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Common adds a new coliving home in Brooklyn and its first offering in Queens with Common Lincoln...

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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

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...

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