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 man-made lagoon with a Bellagio-like fountain will be the highlight of a mixed-use project outside Dallas

A planned mixed-use development called Bayside, in a suburb of Dallas will feature a lagoon and water fountain that would be a first for Texas. Phase I construction on the residential, office, and retail parts of the 262-acre project is scheduled to begin in the few months. Image: Humphreys and Partners Architects

May 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction will soon begin on housing, retail, and office spaces.

Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons

March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Live-learn student housing becomes recruitment strategy for colleges and universities

Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle opened its first on-campus student housing building last fall. The residence hall has 16,850 sf of academic space as well as a first-floor “living room” with a fireside lounge. Photo courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects

February 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the hyper-competitive higher education sector, colleges and universities view residence halls...

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Photo: Brett VA, Wikimedia Commons

February 24, 2016 | CBRE and BD+C Staff

Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales...

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Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...

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Miami review board recommends approval for luxury condo tower

Courtesy David Siddons Group.

February 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 57-story Elysee Miami will offer residents impeccable views and plenty of amenities.

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Design guidelines for retail space in NYC affordable housing projects released

Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York City, a megaproject with affordable rentals. Image courtesy Handel Architects, via Gothamist.

February 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Aimed at designing efficient, flexible ground-floor space.

 

Photo Credit: William Lesch, Lori Carroll, Esthela J. Celya

February 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...

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Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist, Flickr/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move is expected to impact high-end condo development.

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Ollie at Carmel Place in New York offers its renters furnished apartments and a host of hospitality services. Photo courtesy Ollie

January 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The co-living platform Ollie is leasing its initial building, in New York, with housekeeping and...

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San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay

January 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown

Student housing developer broadens its reach into multifamily

At 658 feet, The Independent will be the tallest building in Austin, Texas.

December 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Aspen Heights Partners evaluates seven metros for its initial projects.

Developers respond to demand from tenants for ‘smart’ design

Optimizing the window-to-wall ratio was a design focus for FXFowle (architect) on the 600-unit Crossing at Jamaica Station redevelopment, in Queens, N.Y. Also on the Building Team: ICOR Consulting Engineers (MEP), and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (SE). Image courtesy FXFowle.

December 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A number of green prerogatives are having a beneficial impact on multifamily design and construct...

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Study finds increase in cost-burdened renters

Photo: Tom Ipri/Creative Commons

December 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released its biennial rental housing report, and it fo...

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Developer of curvy glass New York City condo complex sued

Photo: joevare/Creative Commons

December 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

One resident says living in the curvy, glass 100 Eleventh Avenue building is like being in a wind...

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Are long-term apartment rentals Airbnb’s next target?

An Airbnb office in Toronto. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons.

December 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are thinking about that possibility, says one West Coast real estate consultant. ...

AIA Baltimore holds rowhouse redesign competition

A team of students from Virginia Tech and local architects from Brown Craig Turner submitted the BeMORE Flats design, which won the Most Resilient Design award.

December 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Teams competed to provide the best social and environmental design solutions for the city’s exist...

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Renderings via Dezeen

November 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 160 Leroy building will have 49 luxury homes, along with a white concrete façade covered with...

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CTBUH awards “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” to Bosco Verticale

One of the residential towers as seen from Via Gaetano de Castillia on Google Maps

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the building design was applauded for its “extraordi...

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A new luxury high rise reflects a resurgent condo market in Miami Beach

GLASS tower in Miami Beach, Fla. Renderings courtesy Terra Group.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

GLASS is one of several residential buildings in the works in that city’s hot South of Fifth neig...

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Architects propose residential tower in Singapore with gardens on every floor

The four residential towers will surround a lush atrium, which from afar will seem like a green mountain. Renderings courtesy of M+S Pte Ltd

November 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Imagine a high-rise with lush greenery on every floor—that’s the design Ingehoven Architects and...

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Labor City: The Qatari complex for 70,000 migrant workers opens

Labor City is 8.6 miles from Doha, covering an area of 0.4 square miles.

November 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The project is just one of seven house complexes built by the government for the country’s approx...

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Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità

October 27, 2015 | Novità

Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...

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Multifamily building in downtown Montreal is being built from the roof down

According to Upbrealla Construction President Joël Larouche, the approach is the future for projects on small lots.

October 27, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The method eliminates the need for scaffolding and cranes.

My Micro NY will soon be New York's first micro-apartment building

The concrete and steel modular units at My Micro NY are currently being stacked and bolted together. Renderings courtesy nArchitects

October 22, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Manhattan modular building will be completed in December and will contain apartments with low...

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