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Scholzberg tower – Vertical storage of the wood in the form of a tower by e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Jan Mach

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Jan Mach

On a raised piece of land, find a place where rock protrudes from the ground. Place a truss made of four wooden planks onto stacks made of beams which are anchored onto the rock using threaded rods. Place planks onto the truss to form a square measuring 3 x 3 metres. Each unit is made up of two layers of planks interspersed with laths, with a thicker sticker consisting of double-width laths inserted between the units. Wooden steps forming a double helix are placed in each gap between units. There are sixteen steps per each full turn, i.e. 360 degrees. The helix is inscribed in a square. Use four-metre-long planks and laths straight from the sawmill, without planing or drying the wood. All the components are simply placed onto one another without the use of nails. Use steel cords on the walls to brace the tower. Place boulders with holes bored through them into four pits in the ground about seven meters away from the tower. Pull the threaded rods through the holes. The bracing cords are pulled through loops at the end of the rods. Weigh down the boulders with a heap of stones. It is all so easy that I built the tower with the help of a group of young people – students. Even so, there are a few important things one needs to know. So, please – don’t build without us!

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Jan Mach
  • Project:Scholzberg tower – Vertical storage of the wood in the form of a tower
  • Year: 2006
  • Area: 11m2
  • Builder space: 140m3
  • Height: 12m 
  • Coast: 160 000 CZK

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TIWAG POWER STATION CONTROL CENTRE WITH VISITOR CENTRE in Tirol, Austria by Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Article source: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

The new building for the power station control centre of Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in Silz is a massive, tower-like, free-standing building. The dominant building on the site was and still remains the old turbine building. Various additions reduced the impact made by this building, with the result that the high-energy processes on the power station site were no longer externally legible. Through the forma idiom it employs the new building attempts to depict these processes.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

  • Architects: Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, Bregenz
  • Project: TIWAG POWER STATION CONTROL CENTRE WITH VISITOR CENTRE
  • Location: Dr Meinrad Praxmarerstrasse, 6424 Silz, Tirol
  • Photography: Rasmus Norlander, Zürich, Stockholm
  • Client: Tiroler Wasserkraft AG, Innsbruck
  • Project participants: Baumanagement Oswald (construction management, planning of building services and electrical services), ZSZ Ingenieure, Maurer and Partner (control room design), Weithas Bauphysik, K&M Brandschutzplanung, Comparex Austria (IT planning), Teindl Ziviltechniker (geology , hydrology), Zumtobel Licht, Fröschl AG (concrete construction), Luzian Bouvier (building services), Airtech (ventilation), Fiegl&Spielberger (electrical services)
  • Procedure: competition for a new building for the power station control centre with visitor centre, Silz | 1st prize, EU-wide,limited entry competition according to Austrian federal procurement law with selection of entrants (prequalification)
  • Realisation: 2012-2014

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Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower in Turkey by Selim Senin

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The stairs arranged for seeing site of expo is placed like mountain path.These stairs definitely aren’t trying to hide – they’re the most interesting element in the tower. Reminiscent of a climbing mountain, the stairs of circulation are balanced by the long cable structure.Circulation elements can act as urban focal points outside of where people can come walk and seeing. The symbolic observation tower is conceived as a round arch of steel structure with an open-air stairs at its body.The open-air stairs contains flexible walking path and terrace which are accessed via bazaar entrance.Walking downwards from the top through a continuous stair promenade, the visitors of the observation tower experience all of the building’s in a constant motion, while enjoying dynamic 360 degree views of the city of Antalya and the Expo landscape.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower 
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, vray, autocad, photoshop

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Qingdao Innovation Park in China by RTA-Office

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Article source: RTA-Office

RTA-Office recently won 1st prize in the competition of Qingdao’s Innovation Park design. The project belongs to a greater (1 million square meters) development scheme that targets IT companies from all over Qingdao.

The winning proposal is set for construction next year.

RTA-Office’s project occupies a privileged place, at the center of the development area and is comprised of a total of six office towers: two tall buildings of 160 m, two of 100 m and two adjacent buildings of 70 m each.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office (Santiago Parramón)
  • Project: Qingdao Innovation Park
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Project: 2014
  • Completion Date: 2015
  • Client: Private

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Iconic Tower for Downtown Sacramento by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for a glass-clad tower that will be the largest corporate headquarters in downtown Sacramento. A project of Vanir Development Company, the 26-story building is set to rise on a prime J Street site within walking distance of the new Sacramento sports arena.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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ARCHIVO tower project in Mexico City by Zeller & Moye

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Article source: Zeller & Moye

‘Archivo’ is a new space for Mexico City offering an exciting mixture of manifold programs, that aims to further enrich the cultural and social life of the metropolis.

Located in the heart of Mexico City, the new cultural hub is comprised of spaces for temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of design pieces as well as room for educational and communal activities, social events and commercial use. ‘Archivo’ will attract both locals and first-time visitors, and will thus bring new life and regenerative energy into an undiscovered part of central Mexico City.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye
  • Project: ARCHIVO tower project
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Team: Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye, Directors / Omar G. Muñoz, Marielle Rivero
  • COLLABORATORS: FR-EE: Fernando Romero, Director
  • STATUS: In development
  • SIZE (m2 and ft2): 3,000 m2 / 32,300 ft2
  • DATE: 2013 – 2016
  • COST: USD$ 4,000,000

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Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower in Alberta, Canada by DIALOG

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: DIALOG

The Combined Office/Control Tower project was an integral part of the Edmonton International Airport’s expansion 2012 program, responding to increasing ridership and the pressure it had placed on the existing infrastructure and buildings. As Canada’s fastest growing major airport, the expansion ensures that the airport keeps pace with the Alberta Capital Region’s economic development.

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Project: Edmonton Airport Combined Offices and Control Tower
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit
  • Principal-in-Charge: Tom Sutherland
  • Project Architect: Stephen Boyd
  • Project Engineer: Jim Montgomery, Tim McGinn, Ed Pon
  • Client: Edmonton Airports

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Alvik Tower in Stockholm, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The first phase of the sculptural, 18-storey landmark residential complex located on the Stockholm waterfront in Bromma, overlooking Lake Mälaren, is completed and fully occupied.

Image Courtesy © Morgan Ekner

Image Courtesy © Morgan Ekner

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Alvik Tower
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Morgan Ekner, Mattias Hamren

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Han Tower in Hangzhou, China by Another Design International

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Another Design International

HAN TOWER is located in Hangzhou, in a strategic position, in the intersection between the Shing Road and the Jiang Hui Road. The surrounding area has a large commercial clusters, banks, Hangzhou Science and Technology Museum, and many other high-end properties, leisure spaces, entertainment mall, education and medical facilities, financial buildings.

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

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Office Development in Shenzhen, China by Rocco Design Architects Limited

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: Rocco Design Architects Limited

The design targets to create an urban community with a distinct architectural setting, which can enrich the cityscape as well as offer a most dynamic working environment. Three towers of different heights are positioned in each lot, with the volumetric forms effectively defining the city edge and establishing a lasting impression for the whole development.

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Limited

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Limited

  • Architects: Rocco Design Architects Limited
  • Project: Office Development
  • Location: Shekou, Shenzhen, China
  • Client: China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Co., Ltd
  • Project Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, Yip Kit Man, Pun Hiu Ting
  • Total G.F.A: 80,000 sq. m
  • Site Area: 27,777sq. m
  • Designed Year: 2014

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