Archive for the ‘Skyscrapers’ Category
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
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Article source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
On a teardrop-shaped plot just north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the King Abdullah Financial District is developing into a world-class business center for banks, financial institutions, and professional services. Denmark’s Henning Larsen Architects finalized a LEED-certified master plan for the 1.6 million-square-meter plot, and then came on board as project architect for three of the signature buildings.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Article source: Explicit Architecture
Explicit Architecture is working on the Explicit high-riser, an energy self-sufficient skyscraper and an independent city within a city. The focus is on a sustainable, economical, ecological, and energy-efficient design that benefits not only the people who live and work in the building, but also those in the surrounding city. The mega-structure currently measures 100 x 100 x 300 meters (L x W x H) and will accommodate all functions necessary for an urban area on approx. 400,000 m² of floor space, while offering a high quality of life on all levels.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Article source: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault
“Controlled Collapsing” is a project recently sumbitted to the 2012 EVOLO SCKYSCRAPER COMPETITION. Established in 2006, the annual Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community.
- Architects: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault
- Project: Controlled Collapsing
- Software used: 3ds max to design the project and adobe illustrator/photoshop for the other 2d graphics.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Article source: IAMZ design studio
The concept is divided into 3 levels
the main shape taken from the relationship between Father and son
Shapes of the slaps was taken from Wadi Degla rocks shapes
to create a relationship between design and nature
- Architects: IAMZ design studio
- Project: Father and son skyscraper
- Location: Cairo, Egypt
- Proposal : 450 meters
- Architect Design : Ahmed Elseyofi
- Area : 8000 m2
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Article source: Leon11
Inhabiting the sky is a Project that aims both, to provoque a radical impression over the visitants and to take care of nature, creating an awareness about Sustainability through the understanding that nature is not something that we have to be fear, but just to respect and love. Karl Popper, the great philosopher of science, divided the world into two categories:
clocks and clouds.
The clocks are clean ordered systems that can be used through reductionism and the clouds are a mess epistemic “highly irregular, disordered, more or less unpredictable.”
Inhabiting the sky
- Architects: Leon11
- Project: Inhabiting the sky
- Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Article source: ADEPT and MVRDV
ADEPT and MVRDV win Copenhagen high rise competition with ‘Sky Village’ design.
The municipality of Rødovre, an independent municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark, announced ADEPT and MVRDV winner of the design competition of the Rødovre Skyscraper. The 116 meter tall tower accommodates apartments, a hotel, retail and offices. A public park and a plaza are also part of the privately funded scheme.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy DEPT and MVRDV)
- Architect: ADEPT and MVRDV
- Name of Project: Sky village
- Location: Rødovre, Denmark
- Type: Invited competition – 1st prize
- Job: Masterplan / building design
- Client: Rødovre municipality / brainstones
- Size: 22.000 m2
- Year: 2008
- Collaboration: mvrdv, søren jensen rådgivende ingeniører & abt velp
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Representing a new direction for high-rise residential living in Poland, Zlota 44 creates a unique skyline in Warsaw. Shaped and inspired by Warsaw’s history, this soaring 251 unit building is scheduled to be completed in 2013. To complete this project, SDL is working with the Orco Property Group.
Images Courtesy Aldinger & Wolf
- Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
- Name of Project: Zlota 44
- Location: Warsaw, Poland
- Commission: 2005
- Completion: 2013
- Client: Orco Property Group
- Photo Credits: ©Aldinger & Wolf, ©SDL, ©Orco Properties