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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

The Monroe Blocks, a Major Mixed-Use Development in the Heart of Downtown Detroit / by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Located at the center of the spokes that connect greater Detroit, the Monroe Blocks development will have an impact far beyond its surrounding context, it will become a destination, an icon for the future development of Detroit. The new development will combine downtown Detroit’s first high-rise office tower in a generation with over 480 residential units.
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How to Build an ‘Unobtrusive’ Tower in The City of London, Covered in Gardens

Fletcher Priest Architect’s brief for this new office building in the City of London, next to the Bank of England, was to make it as unobtrusive as possible. Its opalescent exterior reflects the clouds, and its 17,000 sq ft of outdoor space brings wildflowers and insect habitats to the city. At base level it acts as a mirror to its surroundings
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European Central Bank auf ARTE / by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The striking twin tower shapes the skyline of Frankfurt’s Ostend

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The design of the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au for the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt combines the horizontal structure of the landmarked Grossmarkthalle with a twisted double tower, which rises to 185 meters. United by an entrance building, these two elements form an ensemble of special architectural significance. Featuring bridges, pathways and platforms, the glass atrium between the two highrises creates a vertical city. The semi-public and communicative functions are located in the former Grossmarkthalle. The exceptional atrium and visible steel support structure show that the ECB building belongs to an entirely new typology of skyscrapers.

The hyperboloid cut
From the beginning it was an explicit request of the ECB to create a unique, iconic building as a symbol for the European Union. A distinctive and unique building can only be achieved by a completely different kind of Geometry.
The design concept of the ECB is to vertically divide a monolithic block through a hyperboloid cut, wedge it apart, twist it and fill the newly created intermediary space with a glass atrium. The result is a very complex geometry and a multifaceted building offering a completely different appearance from each angle: massive and powerful from the South-East, slender and dynamic from the West.
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Patriotismo Tower / by SpAce

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Patriotism Tower 580 is a new core and shell project office in Mexico City. This building will provide users with the latest technology, efficient plants, significant savings in energy consumption as well as a modern and attractive image for both the user and the spectator, take care in all LEED credits to be certificated.

Located on 580 Patriotism Avenue, Benito Juarez, Mexico City. A privileged place as one of the main roads in the city which offer users a wide range of services “walking distance” offered in the area.
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Wind Tower 2016 / by Peter Stasek architect

idea and concept by Peter Stasek architect
Simon Wagner – visualization

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The global climate change leaves visible traces in the environment which sometimes emerge in the form of scars or devastation or simply represent the disappearance of something that has always been present. Humans struggle against this largely self-inflicted new world order and continuously try to slow this process down. The ever-shrinking glaciers in the high mountains are covered with awnings during summer and the regions which are endangered by sea flooding are equipped with new ramparts and sluices in order to protect the coast. Just as the tsunamis, the hurricanes transform the man-made environment in large stretches of land into a mishmash at one go, which makes it hard to guess what kind of function its components had to fulfill in the past. A new kind of aesthetics defined by chaos.
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Superskyscrapers Competition – VERTICAL FARM & BOTANICAL GARDENS SKYSCRAPER – SEOUL

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PROJECT:
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Urban Vertical Farm and Botanical Gardens Skyscraper in Seoul City that takes into today’s ever-increasing urban growth, consumption in populated cities.

The design should be visually and aesthetically engaging and investigates the possibilities for urban Vertical farming communities and maximise the positive impact of Vertical Farming and be an acceptable addition to the Seoul City Skyline.

It should also respond directly to the issue of space and population density in Seoul city. And also address the social, environmental, cultural and economic issues and concerns of the ever-increasing urban growth.
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Phoenix Observation Tower, Arizona / by BIG

BIG is commissioned by Novawest to design a 420 ft tall mixed-use observation tower to serve as a symbol for the city of Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix Observation Tower, Arizona / by BIG

Located in downtown Phoenix, the 70,000 sf Observation Tower shall add a significant structure to the Phoenix skyline from which to enjoy the city’s spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges and dramatic sunsets. Phoenix-based developer Novawest, commissioned the team to create a destination event to provide tourists and citizens of Phoenix alike the chance to enjoy the unique features of the Valley of the Sun.

“This is the right place and the right time for a signature project for downtown Phoenix and we knew the design needed to be something extraordinary. BIG has delivered something exceptional, blending form and function in a way that will change the local skyline forever and will give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Brian Stowell, Novawest.
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Twisting Towers in South Florida, USA

BIG + Raymond Jungles + Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates + Esrawe + Desimone + HNGS, transform the Coconut Grove Waterfront with twisting towers in South Florida, USA.

The Grove at Grand Bay residences, located on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel and just minutes from key areas including the airport, downtown Miami and Coral Gables shall leave an imprint on the South Bayshore Drive community, redefining luxury and breathing new life into Coconut Grove for decades to come. Developed by Terra Group, Miami’s leading real-estate development company, the construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012, completing end of 2014. Upon completion, the project seeks LEED Certification Silver designation, the first such structure in Coconut Grove.
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