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Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development in Vietnam by Aedas

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Article source: Aedas

Dotted with limestone pinnacles, the World Heritage seascape of Halong Bay is Vietnam’s biggest attraction. Aedas-designed Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development occupies a prime seafront plot with large sweeps of unobstructed views towards the heritage site.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development
  • Location: Halong, Vietnam
  • Client: Taseco Land
  • Director: Steven Thor
  • Gross Floor Area: 80,000 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2020

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Helix Residential Tower Vancouver in Columbia by MA2

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Article source: MA2

The concept proposal is a residential tower that aggregates, turns, shifts, connects and radiates across the skyline of Vancouver. The tower is a submission for iconic tower designs for sky-high living and dynamic structures.  By having a residential tower that rotates as its ascending vertically with a bifurcation connection, its gives the tower new possibilities in its performance and iconic presence. Helix formations and spiral lattice structures influence the tectonic shifting and architectural logic for structural and visual resilience. Tower connections with multipurpose spaces and clubhouses add to the dynamic ambiance of sky-high living and poly-valiant architectural expressions.  The tower design was conceptualized to be an expression that can position itself in a multiple selection of sites across the globe giving it a universal strategy and resonance.

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Helix Residential Tower Vancouver
  • Location: Vancouver, Columbia

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1144 Fifteenth Street in Denver, Colorado by Pickard Chilton

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Article source: Pickard Chilton

1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-story high-performance office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-story podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness center and an 880-space parking garage. The elegant tower and its massing have been designed to be evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and to establish a geological metaphor within its urban context.

Image Courtesy © Pickard Chilton

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Pompejus in Halsteren, The Netherlands by RO & AD Architecten

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Article source: RO & AD Architecten 

Pompejus is a watchtower on Fort de Roovere in Halsteren, West Brabant. The tower looks out over the West Brabant Water Defence Line, the oldest part of the Zuiderwaterlinie running from Bergen op Zoom to Grave. Pompejus is a watchtower, an open-air theatre and an information point for tourists. Pompejus is named after the first commander of the fortress, Pompejus de Roovere.

Image Courtesy © Katja Effting

  • Architects: RO & AD Architecten (Bergen op Zoom)
  • Project: Pompejus
  • Location: Halsteren, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Katja Effting
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, TEKLA
  • Design Team: Ad Kil, Ro Koster and Martin van Overveld
  • Commissioner: Municipality of Bergen op Zoom / Municipality Bergen op Zoom
  • Constructeur / Structural Engineer: Adviesbureau Luning, Velp
  • Contractors: Berghbouw, De Kok Bouwgroep, Nijs Soffers, VKP
  • Start-End Construction: 02-2017, 12-2017
  • Height: 26 meters

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The Exchange in Vancouver, Canada by HARRY GUGGER STUDIO

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Article source: v2com 

Surrounded by water and framed by mountains, the unique urban cityscape of Vancouver’s downtown is defined by its spectacular natural setting. ‘The Exchange’ is located in the heart of this downtown area. Selected by the city officials as one of a few new, high density, office developments in the city’s central business district this new tower will bring valuable diversity, revenue and jobs to the neighborhood and to the city as a whole.

Image Courtesy © Credit Suisse

  • Architects: HARRY GUGGER STUDIO
  • Project: The Exchange
  • Location: 475 Howe Street, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • Photography: Credit Suisse
  • Client: Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International / Swissreal
  • Local Architects: Iredale Group Architecture
  • Area: 37,370 m2 (Above Ground GFA)
  • Completion: 11.2017

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Icon Yunduan Tower in Chengdu, China by PES-Architects Ltd.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: PES-Architects Ltd 

Icon Yunduan Tower is a 192-metre-high hybrid building located in a high-tech zone on the outskirts of the city of Chengdu, China. The aim of the project was to create a landmark visible on entering the city as well as a focal point for the earlier building phases of the area. The project is based on a winning entry in an invited architecture competition in 2009.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres

  • Architects: PES-Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Icon Yunduan Tower
  • Location: Chengdu High Tech Zone, Tianfu Road, Chengdu, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Chengdu Hi-Tech Investment Group Co. Ltd.
  • Other Collaborators:

    • Main contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd.
    • Technical Design: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, CSWADI
    • Lighting Design: A+G Licht, Germany
  • Gross Area: 103,650 m² (above ground)
  • Total Project Ca: 160,000 m²
  • Completion Year: 2017

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ID Hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea by L’eau Design

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: L’eau Design

PLASTIC EDITOLOGY_Gradation Tower.

So far, the beauty was like that an object reproduces the sublimity of the nature or reaches to the ideal aesthetic standard like the golden ratio. However, the contemporary art seems to keep distance from the previous beauty.

Modern architect, Adolf Loos, who said that ‘the decorations are the sins’, discussed about the value of the architectural aesthetic in tune with the time. But, whenever we see high-rise buildings composing the urban concrete jungle, they just generate individual aesthetic values of the sculptures and showy images like a nightclub, they actually have no concern about the intrinsic value requested by present day.

Image Courtesy © Shin Kyungsub

  • Architects: L’eau Design
  • Project: ID Hospital
  • Location: 142, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: Shin Kyungsub
  • Client: Hansae Limited
  • Construction: Reinforced concrete, Steel frame
  • Exterior finishing: Blue brick, Perforated panel
  • CM: CBRE Korea
  • Constructor: Samil Enterprise Co., Ltd.

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Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research, making it a landmark in Copenhagen. It aims to contribute positively by linking the University of Copenhagen with the surrounding neighbourhoods and wider city.

The Tower is an extension of Panum, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and contains both research and teaching facilities, as well as a conference centre with auditoriums and meeting rooms, connected to the latest technology. With its easily identifiable and dynamically curved shape, the 15 storey research tower stands as a sculptural linchpin for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, whilst equally forming a visible link between the city and the North Campus.

Image Courtesy © Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Maersk Tower
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk
  • Client: The Danish Property Agency for the University of Copenhagen; supported by the A.P. Møller Foundation
  • Collaborators: Aggebo&Henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson, Innovation Lab
  • Landscape Architect: SLA
  • Engineer: Rambøll
  • Size: 42,700 m2 (24,700m² laboratories, offices and shared facilities and 18,000 m² foyer, canteen, auditoria, classrooms, plant)
  • Year: 2010-2017

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Roya Nova in Istanbul, Turkey by TAGO Architects

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Article source: TAGO Architects 

The Roya Nova project by Istanbul based TAGO Architects which integrates functionality with modern materials in its design and offers high quality living spaces, has been configured with a transparency that would respect the intensive urban surroundings in the region.

Designed by Tago Architects under the leadership of  Architect Gökhan Aktan Aktug who undertakes projects in Europe, Middle East and Far East with their offices located in Tokyo, Bucharest, Kiev and Dubai in addition to the head office in Istanbul, the Roya Nova project, a work of Roya Yapı, rises between Umraniye and Atasehir, the living hubs on the Anatolian side and right next to the Finance Centre in Istanbul.

Image Courtesy © TAGO Architects

  • Architects: TAGO Architects
  • Project: Roya Nova
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Total Project Area: 28.800 sqm

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The first Vertical Forest social housing In Eindhoven in The Netherlands by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti 

Studio Stefano Boeri Architetti continues its design activities in favor of sustainable architecture worldwide.

Following the Vertical Forest projects of Milan, Nanjing, Utrecht, Tirana, Lausanne, Paris – and after the global publication of the call-to-action video for Urban Forestry (https://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/urbanforestry) c o m e s t o d a y ’ s announcement of the new Vertical Forest to be constructed in the Netherlands, in Eindhoven.

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: The first Vertical Forest social housing
  • Location: Strijp-S, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: Sint Trudo
  • General contractor: Stam + De Koning
  • Partner: Stefano Boeri
  • Project Director: Francesca Cesa Bianchi

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