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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.

exterior_view_from_Capital_Tower,_Tanjong_Pagar

  • 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

Pilingscraper in New York City by Andrea Vattovani Architecture

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

NYT & Bergdorf Goodman in Milan, Italy by Migliore+Servetto Architecs

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

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Green Skyscrapers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

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.

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Explicit Highriser in New York by Explicit Architecture

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.

Explicit Highriser

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Controlled Collapsing By David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

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.

Controlled Collapsing

  • 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.

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Father and son skyscraper in Cairo, Egypt by IAMZ design studio

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: IAMZ design studio

The concept is divided into 3 levels

1-skyscraper Shape

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

Human shot

  • Architects: IAMZ design studio
  • Project: Father and son skyscraper
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Proposal : 450 meters
  • Architect Design : Ahmed Elseyofi
  • Area : 8000 m2

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Inhabiting the sky in Istanbul, Turkey by Leon11

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

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