Archive for the ‘Tower’ Category
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: ODA New York
Emerging from the long neglected waterfront area that was once a nexus of industry, 416-420 Kent, by ODA New York, defies convention and redefines urban living with a profoundly innovative new approach to residential tower construction.
View of 416-420 Kent towers from the East River, south of Williamsburg Bridge,Rendering © bloomimages
- Architects: ODA New York
- Project: Kent
- Location: South Williamsburg, New York, USA
- Rendering credit: bloomimages
- Total gross floor area: 800,000 sf
- Number of Floors: 16 per tower, 3 towers
- Number of Units: 857 (20% affordable)
- Communal outdoor area: 26,000 sf
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Article source: ZAAD Studio
The building site is located in Tehran in a region formerly populated with private gardens and orchards. However, with the passage of time and an exponential rise in property value the area has experienced a rapid transformation into an aggregation of high-rise structures for the wealthy.
Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi
- Architects: ZAAD Studio
- Project: FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER
- Location: Farmanieh St., Tehran, Iran
- Photography: Ehsan Karimi
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, illustrator
- Client: Barzanegar Pouya Iranian Consulting Group
- Designers: Farshad Mehdizadeh, Raha Ashrafi, Mohsen Marizad Collaborators: ZAAD Studio, Marz Design
- Size: 32.000 sqm
- Project Status: Concept Design Complete 2015
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture
The Pont de Sèvres Towers, renamed Citylights following a complete re-structuring, were built in 1975 by architects Badani and Roux-Dorlut. Bearing witness to the era’s architectural modernity, they stood high and dense in the midst of a barren urban territory. The re-structuring turned this sense of “isolation” into an asset, on a socio-economic as well as an urban level. The project we conducted is a renovation, re-structuring and an unveiling of the towers’ self-evident resources.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture /Adagp
Friday, April 8th, 2016
Article source: heri&salli
The architectural studio heri&salli from Vienna was assigned by the Vienna Technical Museum the development of a solar updraft tower for Vienna’s urban space. In a solar updraft tower the air is warmed by the sun by means of a horizontal floor convector and rises due to the natural thermic convection in a “chimney“. Several turbines create electrical energy by means of this airflow.
Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert
- Architects: heri&salli
- Project: ENERGY LAND TOWER
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Photography: Hans Schubert
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Article source: Carquero Arquitectura
After the partial collapse that this medieval tower suffered, being a historical landmark for its strategic position in the latest “Nazari” border through the Valley of Guadalete, where it´s cut with Bética range, we project the consolidation of this landscape icon that lost part of its imposing volume, leaving at risk the stability of the rest popup, removing with it not only part from the architectural element, but also the landscape reference of a landmark very linked with the iconography and culture of the region.Being cultural modals and emblems of our own cities and territories, the crisis has done that they succumb in the abandon for the own economic disinterest that carries his maintenance.
Image Courtesy © Mariano Copete Franco
- Architects: Carquero Arquitectur, Carlos Quevedo Rojas
- Project: Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle
- Location: Villamartín (Cádiz), Spain
- Photography: Mariano Copete Franco
- Collaborators: Cristina Pérez Prado, Emilio García Chacón, Joaquín Martín Rizo
- Promotor: Ubri-Prado S.L.
- Construction: Arcobeltia Construcciones S.L.
- Technical: José Antonio Cabeza Pérez
- Surface/Volume: 136,00 m2 / 2.176,00 m3
- Dates: 2011-15
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.
Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.
Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.
Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Project: Canopia
- Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
- Developper: Pitch Promotion
- Area: 17,000 m²
- Status: 2016 competition
Friday, March 25th, 2016
Article source: GBL Architects
The site is located at the western corner of Richards and Helmcken Street in downtown Vancouver’s Yaletown neighborhood – positioned at the convergence of three surrounding contextual zones. EMERY BARNES PARK flanks the western edge of the site, providing a large public green space. The URBAN GRID of Helmcken and Richards streets front the southern and eastern edges of the site, distinguished by the neighboring eight storey heritage Brookland Court. On a larger scale, the surrounding YALETOWN SKYLINE provides a variety of architectural styles and residential tower expressions. Establishing a building form and character that appropriately responds to all three of these unique contexts is the foundation of the proposed tower’s conceptual design.
Image Courtesy © GBL Architects
- Architects: GBL Architects
- Project: 8X Tower
- Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Developer: Brenhill Developments
- Collaborators: PFS Landscape Studio, Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers, Integral Group Mechanical Engineers, Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Electrical Engineers, Level 5 Envelope Consulting, Bunt & Associates Traffic Engineers, BYU Interior Design, Kane Consulting Sustainability, Protection Engineering Code Professiona
- Renderings: Beauty & The Bit
- LEED Certification: LEED Gold
- Area: 365,000 SQ. FT.
- Site Area: 21,000 SQ. FT
- Number of Stories: 35 stories
- Building Height: 320 FT.
- Project Year: 2016
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Article source: RMJM Group
Bird – Spirit of the Tower
An air traffic control tower is the absolute symbol of aviation industry, of traveling, of welcoming and of wishing good bye. The highest building in the airport is as important as a first impression as any. It signals arrival or departure, safety and a watch over the complicated and definitely not earthly experience of flying. In other words although not a gate in shape it is undoubtedly the metaphor of one.
Image Courtesy © RMJM Group
- Architects: RMJM Group
- Project: Airport Traffic Control Tower
- Location: Turkey
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Article source: VASILY KLYUKIN
In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same. The symbol of wisdom andeternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city.
Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Article source: 1O DESIGN
lO DESIGN was commissioned as Lead Design Architect to design a new base jump tower, providing a platform for extreme sports with elevated views of the surrounding city skyline. The expressive building form of the 325m high tower is created through the sculptural external hexagrid skin. This structural skin flares out at the base and top of tower to provide not only structural stability but also to house a series of extreme sports activities.
Image Courtesy © 1O DESIGN
- Architects: 1O DESIGN
- Project: BASE JUMP TOWER
- Location: MIDDLE EAST