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International Finance Center in Seoul, Korea by Arquitectonica

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Article source: Arquitectonica

American International Group and the Seoul Metropolitan Government were partners in the development of this 507,075m2 / 5,458,153sf mixed-use project in which Arquitectonica designed the master plan, the architecture and portions of the interiors. The complex became a new hub for the financial, securities and insurance companies concentrated in Seoul. It features three international A-grade commercial office towers, a five-star hotel, three-level luxury retail mall, megaplex cinema complex, fine dining and drinking establishments and significant new outdoor public spaces. The site is located at the center of Yeouido Island, and will serve as a major pedestrian link between the subway station and Riverside and Yeouido Plaza Park.

Image Courtesy © Arquitectonica

Image Courtesy © Arquitectonica

  • Architects: Arquitectonica
  • Project: International Finance Center
  • Location: Seoul, Korea

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Nanning China Resources Center Tower in China by Goettsch Partners

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners (GP) is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning Resources Center Tower. Located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, the project is sited along Minzu Avenue at the heart of the burgeoning Fengling District. The 255,000 square meter tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections at the B1 level, and to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors at the ground and sixth floors respectively. Upon completion, the NRC Tower will be the tallest building in Nanning.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Nanning China Resources Center Tower
  • Location: Nanning, China

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Wooden High rise Housing in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A new mixed use development with 240 apartments in Loudden, Stockholm. All built in massive wood technique for the specialized wood construction developer Folkhem.

Stockholm is growing fast and the Loudden area, the former international transport harbour, on the northeastern island of Djurgården, is planned to be converted into a new urban area. In line with the overall direction for this new development to achieve real long term environmentally sustainable solutions, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter have developed a proposal for apartment blocks of solid wood.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Wooden High rise Housing
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • BTA total: 24,700 sq m
  • Number of apartments: 180-240 pcs
  • Responsible architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Team: Jonas Tjäder, Johannes Brattgård, Ryan McGaffney
  • Client: Folkhem
  • Year: 2014

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ATRIO in Bogotá, Colombian by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

RSHP unveils plans for mixed-use development in central Bogotá

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

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Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose in Médoc, France by LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

There is now a tower overlooking the countryside in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, at Gruaud Larose. This is 21 metres tall, has an overhang, and is built in a harmonious style with right angles. It appears enigmatic when seen from afar.

While it was being built, some people said that that this would be tallest palombière (wood pigeon hunting hide) in the Médoc…

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

  • Architects: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose
  • Location: Château Gruaud Larose – Saint-Julien Beychevelle – Medoc (33), France
  • Photography: Edouard Decam
  • Client: SEA Gruaud Larose (33)
  • Project management: Sarl Lanoire & Courrian (architects mandatories), project manager : Sabine Bricard / TERRELL Ingenierie, BET structure et BETA Fluides, BET Fluides
  • Surface: 290 m2
  • Planning: Sketch 2008, delivery september 2014
  • Environmental certification: RT2012
  • Cost: 1,8 M€ excl. tax

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Archoon – neverending tower by gianluca milesi architecture

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: gianluca milesi architecture

This is a project for a tower that never ends.
An approximately round flux of functions and people create a shape that never ends.
The up and down directions as well the horizontal and the vertical are melted in a unique and continuous movement, the same of a wheel or a windmill.

Image Courtesy © gianluca milesi architecture

Image Courtesy © gianluca milesi architecture

  • Architects: gianluca milesi architecture
  • Project: Archoon – neverending tower
  • Location: someday somewhere
  • Year of design: 2014-2015
  • Height: 407 metres
  • Square footage: 700.000 s. m. c.a.
  • Materials: stainless steel and glass

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“CUBE 2” OFFICE TOWER in GUADALAJARA, MEXICO by Estudio Carme Pinós

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Estudio Carme Pinós

It can’t be denied that a tower has always a will of singularity and that its sculptural value is its most precious asset.

In this case, we don’t want to disconnect this sculptural value from its structural expression; we believe that any balancing act which its way of working is easily understood, responding to a carefully measured calculation, will reflect a tension that is, at the same time, harmony.

Image Courtesy © Estudio Carme Pinós

Image Courtesy © Estudio Carme Pinós

  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Project: “CUBE 2” OFFICE TOWER
  • Location: GUADALAJARA, MEXICO

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Artefakt in Kyje – Structural Thin-bole Construction in Czech Republic by Martin Rajniš

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

The history behind the emergence of this modest structure is highly unusual. We received a commission for a tower from the Prague 14 district government in an extensive future park. For it, we prepared three designs: one was a completely unusual construction from young logs, with which we had no previous experience, yet on the land in Horní Maxov, where our second atelier is located, there were several kilometres of them, and so we were naturally attracted to the idea of trying something with them out of pure interest in the penetration of nature into construction systems. To our great joy, but also our great surprise, precisely this tower was selected by Prague 14 for realisation. We said that first of all we needed to test this kind of structure, and so we created this artefakt. The word “artefakt” was used by us to keep it apart from the idea of a building. It is not a building, just a pure attempt, in which it was all about trying what this construction could do. Some might say that it looks a bit like a woman’s behind. A distant similarity could be seen. Yet the actual sense of the matter was to try out in all senses what a structure from young ash and maple logs could look like, how it could be put together, what structural qualities it has. It’s a preparation for the construction of the tower.

Image Courtesy © Petr Králík

Image Courtesy © Petr Králík

  • Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš – Martin Rajniš, David Kubík, Tomáš Kosnar
  • Project: Artefakt in Kyje – Structural Thin-bole Construction
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Photography: David Kubik, Tomáš Kosnar, Petr Králík
  • Project Date: 2014

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Ripple Effect in Piemonte, Italy by atelier qbe3

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: atelier qbe3

In our city there are places, buildings, views that bring to mind images and memories.

They are “presences” that tell a story, often not known, linked to the dynamics of urban development of a city.

This is the example of the water tower of Fossano (Italy).

A water tank which is an important landmark in the city skyline.

Water has always been an important privilege for a city.

Image Courtesy © atelier qbe3

Image Courtesy © atelier qbe3

  • Architects: atelier qbe3
  • Project: Ripple Effect
  • Location: Fossano (CN), Piemonte, Italy

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Věž Doubravka in Prague, Czech Republic by Martin Rajniš

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

Project of the structural thin-bole construction tower in Prague, Kyje. Even though the tower isn´ t still built, the series of construction experiments has been made. The most important of them is the Artefakt in Prague, Kyje.

Image Courtesy © David Kubik

Image Courtesy © David Kubik

  • Architects: Huť Architektury Martin Rajniš – Martin Rajniš, David Kubík, Tomáš Kosnar
  • Project: Věž Doubravka
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: David Kubik, Tomáš Kosnar
  • Project Date: 2014

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