Archive for the ‘Skyscrapers’ Category
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: OMA
Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.
Image Courtesy © OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Torre Bicentenario
- Location: Mexico City
- Photography: Frans Parthesius
- Model: Vincent de Rijk
- Client: Grupo DANHOS
- Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
- Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
- Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
- Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
- Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
- Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: Peter Stasek Architects
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 selfinflicted new world order and continuously try to slow this process down. The evershrinking 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.
Image Courtesy © Peter Stasek Architects
- Architects: Peter Stasek Architects
- Project: Wind Tower
- Location: UAE
- Software used: ArchiCAD, 3ds Max, Photoshop
- Inspiration: The concept “Wind Tower 2016” represents a kind of skyscraper which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A trapped cloud in its free form, pending in the air and only fixed by the core, still demonstrating its homogeneity (resonance) to the floating streams of air.
- Production/Realization Technology: 3D-sand printed facade patterns with integrated glass fronts, Carbon fiber reinforced polyamide for Down Wind Turbine casing. Wind Tower is situated on an artificial sand island with a road access from the mainland
- Specifications/ Technical Properties: 250m height
- TeamMembers (1): Peter Stasek Architect and Simon Wagner – 3D Visualization
- Tags: Peter Stasek, Wind Tower, Wind Tower 2016, matrixX architectures, matrixX architectrues by Peter Stasek,Simon Wagner,3D-square Wagner
- Research Abstract: How to create a building, which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A new kind of aesthetics generated by chaos.
- Challenge: A new order generated from chaos. As a new challenge, one could try to develop new urban structures and architectural forms which are not in contrast to but in conformity with the forces of nature which are able to further develop their potential of strength as a result of the global climate change.
- Added Date: 2016-04-03 21:35:06
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Article source: Davide coluzzi daz architect
On Earth, aridity has always been a problem … Latest scientific research shows that our planet is constantly getting hotter which causes significant changes perceptible for everyone. The equatorial region’ s population is already living with scarce resources of water and due to global warming, aridity will even increase in the future.
Image Courtesy © Davide Coluzzi DAZ architect
Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture
Our planet is going through the irreversible process of global warming, and even if various strategies have been planned to solve the problem, none of them provided a solution.
This is causing natural disasters all over the planet. The temperature all around the planet is increasing making the ice in the pole melt.
Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Article source: AKJ Design Concepts LLC
Here is a first look at architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr.’s vision for an exclusively commissioned unit at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami.
Inspired by Hadid’s ground breaking approach to the property’s façade, Karram chose to echo the sleek geometry with curvy custom furnishings and agile interior architecture in subtle shades of white, gray and charcoal.
Image Courtesy © AKJ Design Concepts LLC
- Interior designer: AKJ Design Concepts LLC
- Project: One Thousand Museum
- Location: Miami, U.S.A
- Software used: Catapult 13
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Article source: CHARTIER-CORBASSON
To conceive a skyscraper growing vertically is a very pertinent idea, particularly natural and adapted to London. The considerable financial investment required by such a building justifies this approach allowing to modulate its surface according to the interested investors. For this reason amongst others, we have chosen to develop a most realistic possible approach of the project that could be realised under the present advanced technologies.
Image Courtesy © CHARTIER-CORBASSON
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Article source: Team of University of Nottingham
This design research was undertaken as a part of Master’s programme in Sustainable Tall Buildings at the University of Nottingham, which is also accredited to CTBUH ( Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)- Chicago.
Recent years have seen unprecedented growth in the construction of tall buildings, with more, and taller, skyscrapers being constructed than at any other time in history.
- Project: “Sports in the Sky” towers
- Location: Singapore, Asia
- Team: Khushboo Bansal, Harsh Varshneya & Sanjiv Saini
- Tutors: Philip Oldfield, David-Nicolson Cole
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Article source: C.F. MØlLLER Architects
For the Västerbroplan plot in the Marieberg district, Berg | C.F. Møller has drawn up plans for a 34-floor wooden apartment building. The building is designed around a wooden structure with stabilising concrete cores.
Pillars and beams will be constructed using solid and cross-laminated timber and inside the apartments floors, ceilings and window frames will be made from wood, allowing the material to also be visible from the outside through the large windows. Wood is the natural choice when it comes to materials for innovative residential development: It is an environmentally friendly and durable material which creates a comfortable and healthy indoor climate and, surprisingly enough, also constitutes a very efficient protection against fire.
Image Courtesy © C.F. MØlLLER Architects
- Architects: C.F. MØlLLER Architects
- Project: Wooden Skyscraper
- Location: Stockholm, Sweden
- Size: 11450 m²
- Client: HSB Stockholm
- Competition year: 2013
- Prizes: 1st Prize in competition
- Collaborators: Tyréns, Transsolar, AKT II, DeBrand
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Article source: Andrea Vattovani Architecture
Through this competition we start to relate us for the very first time with a really high building trying also to understand what we think was right in the last 150 years of skyscrapers history.
The first stage of our process was to find a spot for our concept since Delirious New York was clear that the Skyscraper city is New York so the first decision was taken. After that obviously we needed a ground and we found one next to the United Nation Headquarters who seemed to us perfect close to the river.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Vattovani Architecture
- Architects: Andrea Vattovani Architecture
- Project: Pilingscraper
- Location: New York City, U.S.A
- Size: 490.300,00 m2
- Project description: Mixed use
- Status of project: Design proposal
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architecs
On the occasion of the preview of an extract from the documentary Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf’s for the 111 years celebration of the luxury department stores Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Migliore+Servetto Architects has designed a very light set up at the 38° and 39° floors of the scenographic viewpoint of Lombardia skyscraper.
Image Courtesy Migliore+Servetto Architecs
- Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architecs
- Project: NYT & Bergdorf Goodman
- Location: Palazzo Lombardia, Belvedere 39th floor, Milan, Italy
- Design by: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto – Migliore+Servetto Architects
- Project: Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf’s
- Date: September 2012
- Client: The New York Times & Bergdorf Goodman