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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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DC Towers I + II in Vienna, Austria by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

The design of the two high-rise towers for the Donau-City in Vienna represents the concluding phase of a development extending over several decades: on what was originally a municipal rubbish tip the UNO-City was erected (1973–1979), tentative plans to hold the 1995 Vienna-Budapest EXPO here were soon abandoned, as a result architects Krischanitz and Neumann (commissioned by WED AG) produced an urban design masterplan for the area in 1992. The outcome is an entirely new urban district with a diverse range of functions.

Image Courtesy © VIENNE DCTOWER

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: DC Towers I + II
  • Location: Donau-City, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Michael Nagl and VIENNE DCTOWER
  • Client: WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG)
  • Associated architect: Hoffmann & Janz Architectes
  • Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering ), Bollinger & Grohmann, Gmeiner Haferl Zivilingenieure ZT GmbH (structure), Werner Sobek Ingenieure (façades), ZFG – Projekt (fluids), Dr Pfeiler GmbH (Bauphysik), TB Eipeldauer & Partner GmbH (electricity), AXIS Ingenieursleistungen ZT GmbH (VRD), Wacker Ingenieure (wind study)

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Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City by OMA

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

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Wind Tower in UAE by Peter Stasek Architects

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

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

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Breeding clouds. Skyscraper Competition by Davide coluzzi daz architect

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Davide coluzzi daz architect 

Prologue
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

Image Courtesy © Davide Coluzzi DAZ architect

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GLOBAL COOLING SKYSCRAPER by Paolo Venturella Architecture

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

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

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One Thousand Museum in Miami by AKJ Design Concepts LLC

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

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

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ORGANIC SKYSCRAPERS in London, England by CHARTIER-CORBASSON

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

Image Courtesy © CHARTIER-CORBASSON

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“Sports in the Sky” towers in Singapore, Asia by Team of University of Nottingham

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.

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  • Project: “Sports in the Sky” towers
  • Location: Singapore, Asia
  • Team: Khushboo Bansal, Harsh Varshneya & Sanjiv Saini
  • Tutors: Philip Oldfield, David-Nicolson Cole

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Wooden Skyscraper in Stockholm, Sweden by C.F. MØlLLER Architects

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
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