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Lagos’s Wooden Tower in Nigeria by HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: v2com

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates unveils their proposal for a wooden residential tower in downtown of Lagos; the most populated city in Africa with more than 16 million inhabitants. The design of the skyscraper of more than forty thousand square meters was directed by the Architect by Hermann Kamte, CEO and founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. The architect expresses that this architectural concept of wooden tower aims to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of the city of Lagos.

Image Courtesy © HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: Lagos’s Wooden Tower
  • Location: Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Gross floor area (GFA): 40,176 m²
  • Gross volume (GV): 135,108 m³
  • Site area: 13,000 m²
  • Footprint area: 1134 m²
  • Building height: 87 m

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Ankara Office Tower in Turkey by Anmahian Winton Architects

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Ankara Office Tower is a fourteen-story office building in Ankara, Turkey, that serves local and international high-tech companies engaging with leading universities and research institutes in the nation’s capital.

Image Courtesy © Florian Holzherr

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Ankara Office Tower
  • Location: Ankara, Turkey
  • Photography: Florian Holzherr
  • Owner: Dolphin Overseas
  • Design Structural Engineer: Richmond So Engineering
  • Design MEP/FP: Buro Happold
  • Architect of Record: RGGA Architects

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Symphonia POP in Montréal, Canada by Provencher_Roy

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Last October 24 was held the media launch of Symphonia POP, a project for the development of a residential tower possessing an iconic modular architecture, to be located on the southern tip of Île-des-Sœurs. Jean-François Parenteau, mayor of the Verdun borough, Kevin Robinson, general manager of real estate developer Développements Symphonia, and Roch Cayouette, partner-architect at Provencher_Roy, were in attendance to unveil the key elements of this high-end project.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: Provencher_Roy
  • Project: Symphonia POP
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Client: Développement Symphonia Inc.
  • Area: 29,590 m² (318,500 p²)
  • Year: 2020

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Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Construction works have begun on the Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City. Commissioned in 2015 by Nemesis Capital, a Mexican company committed to building new communities of the highest standards, the tower is within Santa Fe, an important business district in the west of Mexico City with a rapidly growing community that includes 3 universities and the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche and Amazon.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Bora Residential Tower
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Client: Nemesis Capital
  • ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
  • ZHA Project Architects: Andrés Arias Madrid, Pierandrea Angius
  • ZHA Concept Design Team: Saman Saffarian (Design Lead), Johannes Elias, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Lisa Kinnerud, Kate Revyakina
  • Structural Engineer (Concept): BAC – García Jarque Ingenieros
  • MEP Engineer (Concept): PGI Engineering
  • Façade Engineer (Concept): Front Inc.
  • Visualizations (Concept): LabTop

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Pinnacle One Yonge in Toronto, Canada by Hariri Pontarini Architects

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and Pinnacle International have unveiled their design for the over four million square-foot property at One Yonge. The design was led by Micheal De Cotiis, President and CEO of Pinnacle International and David Ponatrini, Founding Principal of HPA, who consider this project a successful demonstration of collaboration between the City, Waterfront Toronto, Developer, and Architect.

View Looking South-East, Image Courtesy © Hariri Pontarini Architects

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The Residences of 488 University Avenue in Toronto, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Article source: v2com

II BY IV DESIGN first made its mark in the UK last year, and is back again dominating the highly prestigious ABB LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards. The international design studio, with offices in Toronto, New York and London, just won notable accolades among an ambitious field of projects. In a competition primarily focused on architecture, with only two interior design categories, the ABB LEAF Awards sets the benchmark for the future of the industry.

Image Courtesy © Norm Li Architectural Graphics

  • Interior Designer: II BY IV DESIGN
  • Architects: CORE Architects
  • Project: The Residences of 488 University Avenue
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Norm Li Architectural Graphics, Evan Dion

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ORBI tower in Vienna, Austria by ZECHNER / ZECHNER

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Article source: ZECHNER / ZECHNER

After winning the 2013 architectural competition, construction started in 2015, and the office tower was completed in 2017. The project developers were Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, and STC – Swiss Town Consult AG.

Image Courtesy © Pierer.net

  • Architects: ZECHNER / ZECHNER
  • Project: ORBI tower
  • Location: Thomas-Klestil-Platz 13, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Pierer.net
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max
  • Name of the owner: IWS Town Town AG
  • General planning: STC-SwissTown Consult Development GmbH, Würtzlerstrasse 3/8
  • Structural / structural design: KS Ingenieure ZT GmbH, 1100 Vienna, Gudrunstrasse 179
  • HKLS – Planning: ALTHERM Engineering GmbH, ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH
  • Electrical engineering: ALTHERM Engineering GmbH
  • Building physics: DR. PFEILER GmbH, civil engineering company

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Ravens Enclosures, HM Tower of London in England by Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Article source: Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces the RIBA award winning new night accommodation for the Tower Ravens’ re-presents the Ravens to the public, providing a focal point for expanded interpretation of these legendary residents of the Tower.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Llowarch Llowarch Architects
  • Project: Ravens Enclosures, HM Tower of London
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse and Edmund Sumner
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad

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Skylight Tower in La Défense, Paris by Louis Paillard architect & urban planner

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Article source: Paillard architect & urban planner

“The opportunity to build apartments at La Défense remains a rare one. All the more so an apartment tower (top floor at 50 m). In fact, some thirty years have passed since the building of the last one. The district of La Défense, willed into existence by General de Gaulle to show the world of the 1960s that France was entering into the modern world of finance and business (the famous “Trente Glorieuses” or thirty-year post-war boom), is a curious above-ground urban mixture, an artificial island, veritable realm of “corporate architecture” punctuated by multitude of high-rise office towers, business centers, rather hollow official monuments, shopping centers and a few public housing complexes, the whole placed atop an immense, windswept concrete slab and irrigated from below by a labyrinth of vehicular arteries, railway tunnels among other piped networks.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guerin

  • Architects: Paillard architect & urban planner
  • Project: Skylight Tower
  • Location: La Défense, Paris
  • Photography: Guillaume Guerin
  • Client: NEXITY Paris Val de Seine, Student housing sold to GECINA
  • Project head: Nicolas Land
  • General contractor: Bouygues Construction Habitat Résidentiel
  • Supervising office: BTP Consultant
  • Surface area: 11 475 m²
  • Competition: December 2012
  • Delivery: September 2017

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Valley in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV 

In twenty years, the Zuidas area of Amsterdam has developed into the Netherlands main international business centre, which resulted in a reduced focus on residential interests. The development of Valley is part of the city’s ambition to correct this by transforming the area into a more liveable and complete urban quarter, welcoming large amounts of residents and additional public facilities to the area over the next decade.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Valley
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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