As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.read more
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.
The Presidential Suite with rooftop balcony at the 336-guestroom Gallivant Times Square in New York, which was unveiled earlier this month as a renamed and reimagined boutique hotel. New York has more hotel projects and rooms under construction than any metro in the world, according to Lodging Econometrics. Image: The Gallivant Times Square
New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according...read more
A hilltop public information center being built on the grounds of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu is designed to let in the maximum daylight possible. Image: Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
The upgrade adds new resting spaces for urns containing cremated remains of Armed Forces servicem...read more
The $46 million Charlotte Park Apartments project, part of the 295-acre Hitachi master-planned community in San Jose, Calif., features 200 affordable apartments built by ROEM Buillders, Inc. In its latest “State of the Nation's Housing Market” report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments that projects like this one, for moderate- and low-income renters, are fewer and farther between. Image: ROEM Builders
The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest disection of America’s housing market finds moderate...read more
For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...read more
CVS Health is among the retail pharmacies that are expanding their health clinics by adding services and investing in IT. Consumers gain in convenience and access, but these retail clinics have the potential to disrupt conventional healthcare providers, according to research by Accenture Consulting. Image: BD+C
Service expansions help dealers boost clinics’ profitability.
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Rendering courtesy SPY. Click here to enlarge.
The building will have a glass veil that surrounds an enclosed black box, a setup that the museum...read more
The performance space at the Omaha (Neb.) Conservatory of Music was carved from the sanctuary of what had been Temple Israel. Image: @2015 Dan Schwalm/HDR
The Omaha Conservatory of Music gets a new home in a temple. A fire leads to an ambitious rebuild...read more
Dero's Bike Depot. Click here to enlarge.
The units accommodate short-term and long-term storage at transit stations, university campuses,...read more
Open concept meeting space in an office in Redmond, Wash. Photo: Wonderlane/Creative Commons.
Open-plan offices found to worsen distraction problem.
Rendering of the planned $1.5 billion replacement of the 50-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge, at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The new bridge will allow larger, taller vessels to pass under it. Click here to enlarge.
The expansion of the Panama Canal might make some eastern U.S. ports more attractive to large-ves...read more
East Coast and Gulf Coast port cities can benefit from an expanded Panama Canal. Click here to enlarge.
Cities lining the East Coast and Gulf Coast, from New York City to New Orleans, are spending big...read more
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.
Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller
The development acts as a transition area between a traditional urban landscape and parklands....
Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.
The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.
San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.
Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.
Drexel's Korman Center. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects. Click here to enlarge.
A large screen sets a living room vibe for the Philadelphia academic building. Plans call for 9,0...read more
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Norfolk Transit Center, Norfolk, Virginia. ALPOLIC®/PE in SMX Silver Metallic Finish. Photographed by Chris Cunningham Photography.
Whether building architecture or catching a bus, everyone’s happy when things run right on schedu...read more
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
Rand Hall, a three-story student center and dining area at the center of the Vanderbilt University campus. Photo: Bob Schatz. Click here to enlarge.
Virtual learning rooms, gaming stations, and self-check-out kiosks are among the perks—and necess...read more
Carlos Arnaiz Architects (CAZA) has designed four different types of stations for Cebu, Philippines' first bus rapid transit system. Image courtesy of CAZA
New York-based CAZA designed the modular bus stops with the city’s extreme weather conditions in...read more
Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.
ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.
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
Rendering courtesy Studio Octopi
The addition of a pool to the Yarra may help improve people’s perception of the river and act as...read more
Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat
The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...read more
A 1,200-car parking garage planned for Fairfield, Calif. Rendering courtesy Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Click here to enlarge.
Artwork and patterns will be displayed on the structure’s 600-foot wide façade.
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
Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat
The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....
Rendering Courtesy of Studio Gang
The Academy for Global Citizenship’s new purpose-built structure, located in the Garfield Ridge n...read more
The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners
The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...read more