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M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity in Paris, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Maison Edouard François

The relationship between building height and sustainability is a subject that currently occupies the minds of many city planners. This is because the city cannot expand infinitely into the landscape. In France, however, \”village\” urbanism seems to be adamantly resisting the vertical city, without truly considering its potential. One of the objectives of our project is to quell these hesitations.

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\'Excellent

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\’Excellent

 

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Pierre_L\’Excellent

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Eunma Housing Development in Seoul, South Korea by UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio in collaboration with Heerim have won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan for the Eunma Housing Development in Daechi-Dong, Seoul.

The approach of the residents, which involves the complete redevelopment of their current homes into a new and future orientated eco design, is seen as a blueprint for resident-driven development projects.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

  • Architects: UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Project: Eunma Housing Development
  • Location: Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea
  • Client (Masterplan): Promotion Committee Office of EUNMA Apartment Redevelopment
  • Client (UNStudio): Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Team(UNStudio): Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with René Wysk, Harlen Miller and Megan Hurford, Jung Jae Suh, Sibilla Bonfanti
  • Team(Heerim Architects & Planners): Young Kyoon Jeong, Kyu Young Park with Sung Won Oh, Seung Uk Oh, Jae Kyu Lee, Hyun Joon Yoo, Seung Wang Lee, Kyung Sook Cho, Eun Hee Ha, Chanhee Lee, Hyun Il Kang, Mi Ran Kang, Hyun Joo Kim, Yun Hyeok Kim, So Young Choi, Hun Il Park, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Yeon Lee, Hyun Rock Kang, Hee Seung Kim, Jun Seong Park, Seung Woo Lee, Jae Won Kim, Jun Ha Hwang, Sung Jun Moon, YuWon Kang
  • Building surface: Approx. 1149000 m2
  • Building site: ½ KM2

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Aura in Ontario, Canada by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Graziani + Corazza Architects innovative vision in partnerships with Canderel challenged Toronto’s downtown core by building Canada’s tallest residential structure. Aura, stands tall at 272 metres. This mixed use development is located on 1.6 acres of land adjacent to a 3 acre park at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Street. The tower expresses a unique sculpted form, beginning with its rectilinear lower level massing and topping off with its distinctive crown at the top of the tower being created by reversing the curved tower profile from plan to elevation, a form that is both visible and identifiable from varying vantage points throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

 

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De Verkenner in Utrecht, Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Mei architects and planners

Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ facade for residential tower De Verkenner

A new residential tower completed on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, will give a big impetus to the development of this typical post-war reconstruction district. The new 50-metre-tall building, designed by Mei architects and planners, acts as a gatekeeper to Kanaleneiland. The tower contains a mixed programme of housing: 71 private sector rental dwellings in the upper portion, 15 dwellings for autistic youths, and 9 live-work units in the base of the building.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: De Verkenner
  • Location: Al-Masoedilaan 2-142, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch, Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Team Mei: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Reinoud van der Zijde, Roy Wijte, Jelena Radonjic
  • Client: Mitros, Utrecht
  • Construction: Era Contour
  • Structural engineer: PBT, Delft
  • Building Physics: Peutz
  • Fire safety: Peutz
  • Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies
  • Realization: Oct 2014 – Apr 2016

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Gemdale Changshou Road in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai urban city, near the historic Changde Road with close proximity to two metro stations and a planned future green area in the residential zone on the south. The 45,000-square-metre project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Gemdale Changshou Road
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporate Limited
  • Director: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
  • Gross floor area: 63,595 square metres
  • Completion year: 2019

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The Towers in Miami, Florida by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for ‘The Towers by Foster + Partners’, a new residential development in the heart of Miami, were revealed last week. The tallest building south of Manhattan on the East Coast, it has been envisioned as an elegant addition to the Miami skyline with two landmark towers that redefine how high rise buildings are woven into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © dbox

Image Courtesy © dbox

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The Towers
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: dbox

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West Hollywood Belltower in California by Tom Wiscombe Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Architecture 

The history of the American billboard tracks with the larger cultural and technological history of media distribution and aesthetic sensibilities. In the early 20th century, the billboard began as a large sign or three-dimensional icon, often calling attention to immediate building functions or domestic products. With the explosion of car culture and the film industry at mid-century, the billboard was transformed into something non-local, something representing filmic worlds, in wide-screen formats. Sunset Boulevard has played a distinct role in the evolution of the billboard, particularly in the 60’s and 70’s, with edgy content, protruding elements, and promotional appearances by music stars. The two-dimensionality of the billboard began to move towards three-dimensionality, simultaneously existing as sign and object. Our proposal aims to build on this legacy in a contemporary way, with an iconic object-billboard programmed with an unprecedented breadth of commercial, cultural, and interactive media content.

Rendered by: Kilograph

Rendered by: Kilograph

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Architecture
  • Project: West Hollywood Belltower
  • Location: California, USA
  • Rendering: Kilograph
  • Software used: Maya and Rhinoceros
  • Client: City of West Hollywood
  • Builder/ Operator: Orange Barrel Media
  • Museum Partner: Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
  • Structural: Walter P Moore

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Elgtårn (Moose tower) in Espedalen, Norway by RAM Arkitektur AS

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: RAM Arkitektur AS

Espedalen is a valley situated in inland Norway to the east of Jotumheimen national park. The valley is home to the largest moose migration route in Europe. RAM Arkitektur was initially approached by the local community to suggest five architectural interventions in the region, with the aim of boosting tourism within the area. Momentum quickly built around and early sketch for a moose-viewing tower, with basic overnight accommodation for six people, located on public forestry land, and in the heart of the migration route.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hughes

Image Courtesy © Sam Hughes

  • Architects: RAM Arkitektur AS (Sam Hughes MNAL)
  • Project: Elgtårn (Moose tower)
  • Location: Espedalen, Norway
  • Photography: Sam Hughes
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD
  • Client: Ruten fjellstue and Dalseter Høyfjellshotell
  • Structural engineer: COWI AS
  • Fire consultant: COWI AS
  • Building firm: Skåbu tradisjonsbygg AS
  • Area: 26m2
  • Project year: 2015 – 16

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Kingfine Plot 58 in Nanjing, China by Girimun

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Girimun

This unique development in the district of Jiang Ning, Nanjing is a result of a dynamic interaction of its different functions. It comprises a shopping center linked to outdoor commercial streets, galleries and small shops and cafes, a 60m high boutique hotel, a 90m high office tower and two 90m high residential buildings over more than 150,000 sqm. Functions and facilities are interconnected by fluid forms and shapes, solid volumes and negative spaces along a sequence of indoor and outdoor squares, meeting areas, terraced passages and internal corridors.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Kingfine Plot 58
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Client: Shanghai Kingfine hexin Industrial Development Co.
  • Size: 150,000 sqm
  • Design: Girimun Ltd 2013

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Gamboa Towers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Girimun

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Gamboa Tower is the latest addition to “Porto Maravilha” and will make its mark with its iconic design character and its contribution for the regeneration of area – now a cluster of derelict sites in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun (Mauro Resnitzky)
  • Project: Gamboa Towers
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Size: 53,000 sq mt

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