Sustainability

Inside 911 call center in San Antonio, where employees can relax

The Bexar Metro 911 Regional Operations Center in Texas includes areas where employees can get brief respites from their stressful jobs. The design and construction emphasize natural light and air quality. Image: Courtesy of Page

July 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Operations Center consolidates activities that previously were being handled at 25 locations....

Inside the winter pavilion in Carlo Ratti's Garden of the Four Seasons

Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati

July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control syst...

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Photo courtesy of Perkins + Will.

July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.

Image courtesy of DoepelStrijkers

June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The sustainable structure will be a mixed-use development with a hotel, apartments, and office sp...

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Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates

June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. ...

Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather

June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.

Courtesy of Arctic Bath.

June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will feature a cold bath and be in a good location for viewing the northern lights.

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Photo courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography.

June 27, 2017 | Bruner Foundation

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000....

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June 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building efficiency essential to tempering global climate change.

Rendering: Forbes Massie

June 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture wants to create a school powered by the River Thames.

Rendering courtesy EFFEKT.

June 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A 600-meter treetop path culminates with a 45-meter-tall spiraling observation deck.

Rendering courtesy of Lever Architecture

June 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building’s design, building materials, and commercial tenants are all focused on the key aspe...

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Trent Bell Photography.

June 13, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Leadership training center becomes New England’s first Passive House building.

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 30, 2017 |
Architects Marcene Kinney and Angela Mazzi share design hacks pinpointing specific aspects of the bu... read more

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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Photo courtesy of Miniwiz

May 16, 2017 |

The building is made of Polli-Brick, a building material that comes from 100% recycled Polyethyle...

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April 20, 2017 | AIA and BD+C Staff

In its 21st year, the Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great d...

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Rendering courtesy HOK

April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium is now scheduled to open on Aug. 26 in a preseason game between the Falcons and the J...

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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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Image courtesy Sasaki

April 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Vertical farms will bring new farmable space to the city.

SOM, this project's architect, softened the Public Safety Answering Center II's exterior with a reflective aluminum façade. Courtesy SOM/©Albert Vecerka|Esto.

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

SOM’s design for New York’s second Public Safety Answering Center leans on strategically placed w...

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The research involved investigating the feasibility of adapting the design of a sustainable mixed-use high-rise building in the 2016 New York City market to Passivhaus requirements. Rendering: FXFOWLE

April 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

A new study conducted by FXFOWLE shows that Building Teams can meet stringent Passivhaus performa...

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Clover Payments, a payments software startup, installed a 30x22-ft living wall in its office in Sunnyvale, Calif., a net-zero-energy building. The wall provides air filtration for the company's tenants. Image: Courtesy Habitat Horticulture

April 11, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One installer offers his thoughts on why, and what works.

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April 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The product-specific EPDs allow designers to more quickly earn a LEED v4 credit in the Materials...

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PlanIt Impact's cloud-based platform is helping CB Properties and Milhaus Development plan a $24.3 million mixed-use building on 27th and Troost Streets in Kansas City, which will include 182 market-rate apartments and 12,000 sf of commercial space. The developers are using this platform to better understand operational costs so tenant occupancy would be more affordable. Image; Planit Impact

April 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanIt Impact's sustainability scoring is based on myriad government and research data.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use towers would each rise 36 stories into the sky and connect via rooftop skybridges....

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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Image courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

February 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The architect behind China’s first vertical forest skyscraper has bigger plans for entire cities...

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Rendering courtesy of MVRDV

February 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plants will represent 250 species found in South Korea.

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