Office Building Design
Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image: @Taipai Financial
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.
Open concept meeting space in an office in Redmond, Wash. Photo: Wonderlane/Creative Commons.
Open-plan offices found to worsen distraction problem.
Bell Park Centre. Renderings courtesy WilkinsonEyre and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Click here to enlarge.
A sloping plaza with trees, grass, and gardens connects the two downtown towers.
The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.
AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...read more
Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.
Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...read more
Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons
Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...read more
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...read more
A recent survey of 1,003 U.S office workers finds a high percentage of them are pretty happy about their jobs, in terms of their own productivity and success. Image: Adobe's “Work in Progress” report.
But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge.
The ground floors of Oceanwide Center's two towers will be lifted up five stories to create an “urban room” with pedestrian crossings. Image: Foster + Partners
One of Oceanwide Center’s buildings will be the city’s second tallest.
Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems
Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but i...read more
A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine
Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...read more
Rendering Courtesy of Google
The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque....
The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view
Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.
Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)
As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...read more
Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office
A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces.
Photo Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR
The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, in...read more
All images and photos courtesy Ted Moudis Associates
The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...read more
A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building
A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....read more
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...read more
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.
The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarte...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Renderings courtesy John Buck Company
The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.
Photo: Nate Burgos/Creative Commons
Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....
Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more