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Pinnacle One Yonge in Toronto, Canada by Hariri Pontarini Architects

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and Pinnacle International have unveiled their design for the over four million square-foot property at One Yonge. The design was led by Micheal De Cotiis, President and CEO of Pinnacle International and David Ponatrini, Founding Principal of HPA, who consider this project a successful demonstration of collaboration between the City, Waterfront Toronto, Developer, and Architect.

View Looking South-East, Image Courtesy © Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Daegu Wolbae IPARK – Residential Blocks 1 and 2 in Daegu, South Korea by UNStudio

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Article source: UNStudio

Creating identity on an urban and a human scale
Following its implementation as a result of the rapid urbanisation of the booming middle class in South Korea, apartment living continues to be the most popular type of housing in the country. In cities across South Korea this type of housing can be found stacked in identical, densely packed, utilitarian blocks.

Image Courtesy © Edmon Leong

 Block 1 – 2012-2015

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Daegu Wolbae IPARK – Residential Blocks 1 and 2
  • Location: 89, Yucheon-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Photography: Edmon Leong and Hyundai
  • Client: Hyundai Development Company
  • Building surface: 199,908 m2
  • Building site: 50,774 m2

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The InterContinental(R) Los Angeles Downtown Hotel Elevates Luxury To New Heights in California by InterContinental Hotels Group

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Article source: InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, proudly announces the opening of the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown hotel. As the tallest building west of Chicago, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel forever elevates the Los Angeles skyline at 1,100 feet and 73 stories.

Image Courtesy © InterContinental Hotels Group

  • Architects: InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Project: The InterContinental(R) Los Angeles Downtown Hotel Elevates Luxury To New Heights
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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LIC Oyster in New York by CAZA

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

LIC Oyster seeks to address the imbalance of a high-rise residential boom amidst the steady retreat of manufacturing along the Queens Waterfront through a creative combination of density and openness, business synergy and ecological benefits that addresses the needs of both housing and industry.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: LIC Oyster
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Jun Deng, Valentina Meloni, Youngeun Jung

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Skylight Tower in La Défense, Paris by Louis Paillard architect & urban planner

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Article source: Paillard architect & urban planner

“The opportunity to build apartments at La Défense remains a rare one. All the more so an apartment tower (top floor at 50 m). In fact, some thirty years have passed since the building of the last one. The district of La Défense, willed into existence by General de Gaulle to show the world of the 1960s that France was entering into the modern world of finance and business (the famous “Trente Glorieuses” or thirty-year post-war boom), is a curious above-ground urban mixture, an artificial island, veritable realm of “corporate architecture” punctuated by multitude of high-rise office towers, business centers, rather hollow official monuments, shopping centers and a few public housing complexes, the whole placed atop an immense, windswept concrete slab and irrigated from below by a labyrinth of vehicular arteries, railway tunnels among other piped networks.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guerin

  • Architects: Paillard architect & urban planner
  • Project: Skylight Tower
  • Location: La Défense, Paris
  • Photography: Guillaume Guerin
  • Client: NEXITY Paris Val de Seine, Student housing sold to GECINA
  • Project head: Nicolas Land
  • General contractor: Bouygues Construction Habitat Résidentiel
  • Supervising office: BTP Consultant
  • Surface area: 11 475 m²
  • Competition: December 2012
  • Delivery: September 2017

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MOL Campus in Budapest, Hungary by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary were revealed today. The new building is a vision for the workplace of the future that places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Located in southern Budapest, it is set to be the tallest building in the city, consolidating the company’s Budapest operations in a single location.

Mol Campus daytime view looking towards the old city, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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Tomorrow Plaza in Shenyang, China by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Mix-use urban landmark, which includes a transportation centre, a retail hub,  a neighbourhood with elegant double orientation apartments. The balanced Master Plan encourages social activities. Public facilities such as sports club, health & spa, restaurants, office space, residential space are all mixed in one ideal city model, an original example of XXI Century urbanity and life-style.

Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

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Circular Quay Tower in Sydney, Australia by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Foster + Partners has been appointed to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay. Located between George and Pitt streets – a stone’s throw away from the city’s famous harbour – the scheme is characterised by a network of pedestrian laneways that criss-cross the site at different levels. The laneways will be lined with shops, cafes and bars, celebrating Sydney as a unique destination.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Circular Quay Tower
  • Location: Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

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1 Bligh in Sydney by ingenhoven architects

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Article source: ingenhoven architects

The 1 Bligh tower in Sydney’s financial district, highly visible when viewed from the Harbour Bridge, is a prominent addition to the city’s skyline. Australia’s first truly “green” skyscraper is a 28-storey tower with a height of 139 m. The tower combines the highest grades of sustainability, spatial efficiency, carefully designed integration into the immediate urban environment and a spectacular view of the harbour. Employees in almost all offices can enjoy the panoramic views due to the elliptical shape of the building.

Image Courtesy © H. G. Esch

  • Architects: ingenhoven architects
  • Project: 1 Bligh
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: H. G. Esch
  • Client Dexus, Sydney
  • Credits: ingenhoven architects
  • GFA 45,000 sq m
  • Execution 2009 – 2011

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Mashambas Skyscraper in Manyoni, Tanzania by Ggrupa

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

An area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.

Over the last 30 years, worldwide absolute poverty has fallen sharply (from about 40% to under 20%). But in African countries, the percentage has barely fallen. Still today, over 40% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa live in absolute poverty. More than half of them have something in common: they’re small farmers.

Image Courtesy © Ggrupa

  • Architects: Ggrupa
  • Project: Mashambas Skyscraper
  • Location: Manyoni, Tanzania

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