Archive for the ‘Tower’ Category
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
Located not further than four kilometers south from the old downtown Budapest, next to the west shore of the Danube Bay, this residential project is designed which will occupy approx. 13,400 sqm. This project consists of four towers which takes care of the orientation, layout and interdependence among the residential buildings, avoiding concentration.
Image courtesy Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
- Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
- Project: Residential Development in the Danube Bay
- Location: Budapest – District XI – Subdivision n. 3, 8, 10.1
- Square metres: 91.900
- Client: Öböl XI
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Article source: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects
The BBC Middle East Bureau is located on the 15th floor of the tower building at the Malha Technological Park in Jerusalem. The bureau functions as a hub for the entire Middle East for the BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Arabic and BBC Persian language broadcasting programs. The Bureau occupies a 900 sq.m. facility which is equipped with modern broadcast radio and television rooms, editing rooms and television studios. The facility serves a large crew of IT staff and correspondents.
Image Courtesy © G. Shifman-Nathan
- Architects: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects
- Project: BBC Middle East Bureau
- Location: Malha, Jerusalem, Israel
- Photography: G. Shifman-Nathan
- Area: 900 sq.m.
- Completed: December 2009
- Client: BBC World Service
- HVAC: Novak Ltd.
- Plumbing: Y. Mazar Engineers
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Article source: Andrea Maffei + Arata Isozaki
Milan is the city that best represents the international face of Italy, comparable to London, Frankfurt, Paris. Unlike many historical Italian cities, Milan is more related to its development in the nineteenth and twentieth century, to be more precise after the industrial revolution. In this sense, design in Milan is compared with the more contemporary face of Italy, made up of factories, subways, concrete and steel and not so much of particular historical preseces. Witness is the fact that the Futurist movement has developed mainly in Milan, a movement created to respond to the issues of the contemporary city. It was not a particularly important relationship with the large existing masterpieces, but rather a reflection on the themes of the contemporary city.
Image courtesy Andrea Maffei + Arata Isozaki
- Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects & Arata Isozaki & Associates
- Project: CityLife Skyscraper
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Competition: 2003
- Architecture: Andrea Maffei Architects (Milan), Arata Isozaki & Associates (Tokyo)
- Design: 2004-2010
- Construction: 2011-2014
- Program: office tower
- Gross floor surface: 92.907 square meters
- Total height: 202 meters
- Materials: reinforced concrete, steel, glass
- Client: CityLife s.r.l., Milan
- Coordination: Pietro Bertozzi, Takeshi Miura
- Collaborators: Adolfo Berardozzi, Chiara Zandri, Alessandra De Stefani, Vincenzo Carapellese, Francesca Chezzi, Roberto Berbati, Hidenari Arai, Carlotta Maranesi, Higaki Seisuke, Atsuko Suzuki
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Article source: Labscape Architecture + Lahon & Partners
THE INITIAL IDEA is based on 4 basic elements in the Moroccan landscape and typical of Moroccan culture.
The first tower, the hotel, takes as a reference point something unique in the Arabic world, the moucharabie. This device, which allows one to observe without being seen, is generally made from small pieces of turned wood assembled according to an often-complex geometrical plan, forming a closely woven grille. The Moucharabies of the Nasrides palaces are covered with decorations and stained glass, which lets soft light filter through, giving only minimal lighting to the rooms and protection from the sun. This system is completely replicated; the building rises in height through an entirely perforated concrete structure.
Image courtesy Labscape Architecture + Lahon & Partners
- Architects: Labscape Architecture + Lahon & Partners
- Project: Medina Towers
- Location: Tangier, Morocco
- Year: 2007
- Client: CFE Group + Alaoui & Associés
- Category: MIXED-USE
- Surface Area: 117 000 m²
- Materials: Concrete, Wood, Glass, Steel, Mosaic, Stainless Steel, Corten Steel, Terrazzo
- Program: Hotel (4+ stars), 300 Rooms, Convention center, Spa, Swimming Pools, Bars, Restaurants, Club, Casino, Parking, General Services, 200 Luxury Apartments from 2 to 5 bedrooms, Offices, Green Roofs, Commercial Center, Restaurants, Retails shop, Green areas
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Article source: TheeAe LTD
The abstract idea to represent the spirit of Taiwan was settled into the representation that creates a new image to match and balance with the existing Taipei 101. The characteristics of Taipei 101 were about strong, handsome, majestic, enterprising, powerful etc. as if it is the male tower representing Taiwan. So for the utmost beauty of the nature, the creation of female tower is necessitated to become one unity with Taipei 101 to represent Taiwan’s Spirit.
Image courtesy TheeAe LTD
- Architects: TheeAe LTD
- Project: New Taiwan Tower Preliminary Design Proposal
- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Project Site : 43,398 sqm
- Designed Area: 55,360 sqm (29 stories + 2 basements)
- Preliminary Construction Cost Estimated Range: TWD $4,320,000,000 ~5,183,000,000
- Designed by: Woo-hyun Cho, AIA.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Article source: Quixotic Architecture
The urban plan of the current city of Pag was developed in Venice by the Croatian architect Juraj Dalmatinac aka Giorgio da Sebenico and it is a correlation between Roman Castrum and Venetian Town Planning principles, organized as an orthogonal grid of streets and squares forming at the centre – Trg Petra Kresimira IV, with the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Duke’s and the Bishop’s Palaces. The construction works lasted between 1443 – 1474 and was also supervised by Juraj Dalmatinac. Kula (Tower) Skrivanat is one of nine original towers of this XV century walled city. It was the most efficient structure to protect north-west end of the town from a hostile environment. Currently Kula Skrivanat is an empty relic of a medieval defense system.
Image courtesy Quixotic Architecture
- Architects: Quixotic Architecture
- Project: Kula Skrivanat
- Location: Pag, Croatia
- Project Team: Wojciech Dziubek & Wojciech Gwizdak
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio
The glass stair tower at the new housing project on 10th and Mission is an architectural gesture that is visible to both pedestrians and motorists for several blocks along Mission St. Veil, which hangs behind the glass curtain wall of the tower, elevates this architectural feature to the status of beacon in the City through the use of color.
Image Courtesy © Scott Mayoral
- Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
- Project: Veil – Stair Tower
- Location: San Francisco, USA
- Photography: Scott Mayora
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Article source: Balance Associates, Architects
High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor. Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond.
Image Courtesy © Steve Keating
- Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
- Project: Glen Lake Tower
- Location: Michigan, USA
- Photography: Steve Keating Photography
- Project Year: 2011
- Site Area: 2.5 acres
- House Area: 1400 square feet
- Budget: Withheld at request of home owners
- Team: Balance Associates, Architects, Tom Lenchek, AIA – principal, Margo Peterson-Aspholm, AIA – project architect, Kyle Zerbey, AIA – architect
- Structural Engineers: Quantum Consulting Engineers
- General Contractor: Golden Rule Construction
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
This is a project for a vertical-horizontal architectural and urban system designed for a location on a lake in China. We wanted to sign the territory with a strong structure in terms of importance and to sign it with a landmark. This systems is a real urban macrostructure because its big dimensions, the impact on the territory and the life in the area and because of the complexity of its own nature.
Image Courtesy Gianluca Milesi Architecture
- Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
- Project: Needle Towers and
- Location: Somewhere on a lake in China
- Year of design: 2012-2013
- Square footage: 37.000 s. m. c.a.
- High: 479 meters
- Materials: glass, aluminium and steel
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Article source: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe
Three towers of gold, silver, and bronze and three diagonal shaped city blocks make up THE:SQUARE³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a unique urban quarter in Berlin. The project is just nine minutes from Alexanderplatz, the very heart of Berlin, and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hot spot.
Image Courtesy © Moritz Gruppe GmbH / LAVA
- Architects: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe
- Project: THE:SQUARE³
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Architect: LAVA (Design and Visualisation)
- Size: Land 62,000 sqm
- Gross floor space: 146,000 sqm
- Cost: € 450 million investment
- Construction: Due to start in 2014 and be completed in 2017
- Status: Masterplan Zoning
- Project Development and Management: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
- Project and Architecture Concept: Dirk Moritz / Moritz Gruppe GmbH
- Sales / Marketing: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
- Facilities: 210 childcare spaces, 1,000 apartments, 100,000 sqm for offices/retail/commercial. One medical and research centre, sports hotel and hospitality such as a sports oriented shopping mall. Social and education facilities, some of them specialised on sports education. Parking concept with multi-storey car parks.