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.  
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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...

Photo: Pixabay

April 10, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A total of 343,582 apartment units will come onto the market in 2017, 55.7% of which in the first...

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Rendering courtesy of Atchain.

April 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

60,000 people will live and work in One Bangkok when it is completed in 2025.

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April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lotte World Tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck allows visitors to stand 1,640 feet above gro...

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Rendering courtesy of Curated Properties

March 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curated Properties and Windmill Developments have teamed up to create a mixed-use building with f...

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Photo courtesy of KFA

March 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Killefer Flammang Architects designed the urban infill project.

Photo by John Parra/Gettyimages for Porsche Design

March 22, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The idea behind the residential tower was to provide residents with a full single family home in...

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Rendering courtesy of 520w28.com

March 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits adjacent to New York’s popular High Line park and includes a $50 million pentho...

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Source: ADOBO

February 28, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Rendering courtesy of Toll Brothers City Living

February 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will offer 133 units across its 18 stories.

Related Development recently broke ground in Atlanta on Apogee Midtown, a 39-story, 390-unit apartment project that will include a 77,000-sf Whole Foods Market, and will soon break ground on Apogee Buckhead, with 35 stories and 362 apartments. Investors remain enthusiastic about a multifamily sector whose growth shows little signs of abating. Image: Related Development  

January 15, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Market watchers expect some moderation from record highs, but not much.

Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

Rendering courtesy of Superspace

January 11, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Superspace’s proposal would create a natural promenade atop the ancient stone structure.

Park West, a 3,400-plus bed student housing complex at Texas A&M, is the university system's fifth public-private parternship in the county. Image: Weitz Company, courtesy of Servitas

January 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Developers hope the early opening of some units sets the tone for the community and future rental...

Multifamily green financing programs grew rapidly in 2016

Photo: DennisM2 via flickr 

December 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Multifamily green financing programs boomed in 2016, and are likely to continue to grow in 2017,...

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The numbers of older homeowners are rising rapidly, according to the latest analysis of this cohort by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which notes that an aging population presents several challenges to the housing sector in terms of costs and amenities. Image: JCHS

December 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New Joint Center report projects 66% increase in senior heads of households by 2035.

Rendering courtesy of Studio Gang

December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by Studio Gang, the building’s stacked tiers will each comprise four floors and fan outw...

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Photo: Rasmus Hjortshoj

December 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Two 20-story twisting towers comprise 98 units on a three-acre site near Biscayne Bay.

M City, a 10-tower project to be located on the western edge of Mississauga, Ontario's downtown core, is the first residential development for Rogers, the media conglomerate. Image: Norm Li

December 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Rogers moves forward on M City, a multi-building, multi-year project in a Toronto suburb.

Next month, the five-story 3435 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo., this city's first factory-built apartment building, will be ready for delivery. (Its 100 modules were produced at Champion Home Builders' factory in Nebraska). Nationally, the market researcher Axiometrics expects apartment deliveries to soar through mid 2017, and then start to recede through 2018. Image: Courtesy MAC Properties

November 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York is projected to lead the nation next year, thanks to construction delays in 2016

November 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received $3.8 million in public financing in exchange for constructing units for resi...

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Rendering courtesy of astonmartin.com

October 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The British automaker will partner with G and G Business Developments on the waterfront project....

October 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lumiere Developments says the building will generate enough energy to offer residents ‘Free Energ...

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The 67-story Spire London will have separate entrances for tenants of affordable and pricier apartments. At 771 feet high, it would be Europe's tallest residential tower. Image: Greenland Group

September 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

China’s Greenland Group is the developer of four of the world’s 10 largest skyscrapers

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