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Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These ...

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

A'tolan House, Taiwan / by : Create+Think Design Studio

A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

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Category: Towers / Skyscrapers

T20 in Xujiahui / by Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio

Paris, Lisbon and Shanghai-based practices Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio have turned what could have been an ordinary ‘office plus car park’ into an opportunity to radically reassess the surrounding urban district of Xujiahui in Shanghai.
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Inside 5 of China’s Newest ‘Supertall’ Skyscrapers

Author: Trevor Charles

Despite the USA and China trade war, the Asian giant continues to be an important destination for many American businessman. In fact, China continues to be interested in American affairs and culture, such as the NFL betting market, as the commissioner Roger Godell explained in a recent interview. However, if there is one ‘sport’ where China is leading by miles is in building modern infrastructures and enormous skyscrapers.

Architecture has come quite a long way since the first ‘skyscraper’- the 10 story Home Insurance Building in Chicago completed in 1885. Now we have ‘supertall skyscrapers,’a term coined to describe buildings with a height of over 300m (984ft). In 2018, the battle for the skies continued fiercely with 18 new supertall skyscrapers making a debut worldwide, a record number for one year.
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Huabang International Centre in Guangzhou, China / by 10 DESIGN

10 DESIGN has created a new iconic destination for Huabang Holdings right in the heart of the Pazhou district, an important new CBD which will be developed to lead the City of Guangzhou into an international innovation and technology centre. This exciting new district will become a new home to many internationally renowned e-commerce giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi

10 DESIGN is Design Architect for this landmark building, ‘Huabang International Centre’. It is a twin tower development linked by a public sky deck, rising 130m in height above Pazhou. One of the towers will be trade-marked as Huabang Headquarters whilst the other tower will accommodate a five star hotel and serviced apartment, totaling approximately 90,000 sqm GFA. The development is scheduled to welcome its office tenants and hotel guests by 2020.
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The Oasia Hotel, Singapore / by WOHA

The Oasia Hotel in the central business district Singapore is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates. In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion. According to the architects, the aim was ‘to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.’

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High Rise Luxury Residential Tower in Wan Chai / by Make Architects

Vanke Properties choose Make for their first venture into Hong Kong

The Luna at 18 Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai is the new residential tower from Make Architects for client Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. which sets a new standard for high-quality serviced apartments in Hong Kong.

Located in the neighbourhood of a former printing works, the practice has used a printing block motif as the inspiration for the façade and interior design and give the scheme a striking detail that sets it apart from the neighbouring towers.
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A New Tower For A Prominent Harbour Site In Aarhus / by C.F. Møller Architects

The project will be the highest building in Aarhus – the city where everything really kicked of for C.F. Møller back in 1931 with the University of Aarhus. The plan is to have this new project completed within five years.

The property developer Olav de Linde and C.F. Møller Architects have published plans for a 144-metre tall office building close to the Port of Aarhus. Appearing as a bright sculptural landmark, it will welcome city life into an active public realm with new cultural, retail and business amenities.
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Super Tall Tower in Wuxi, China / by John Portman & Associates

Project Represents Third International Design Competition Win for Firm This Year.

John Portman & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm’s design for Xi Shui Dong Lot A Super Tall Project, Greenland Wuxi 200, was declared the winning entry in an international design competition held by Greenland Hong Kong Wuxi.

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EYNE SAILER CENTRE Yangzhou / by 10 Design

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The Keyne Sailer Centre currently under construction is a large mixed-use development expecting completion in the second quarter of 2019 just north of the Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China. The Center will be the first phase of Yangzhou City’s latest new city masterplan for the Gaoyao Government and Commercial District, and it will feature 200,000 square-meters of both Grade-A speculative office and municipality government office spaces, a Five-Star Sky Hotel and Service Apartment complex, commercial street retail, and high-end urban residences.

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