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Al Hilal Bank Tower in Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi by Goettsch Partners

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners

The Al Hilal Bank Tower project was an exceptional design opportunity on a highly visible and distinguished site on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Goettsch Partners developed a design solution that offered a unique form derived from a combination of site and contextual influences. The building varies in its massing and aesthetic in order to provide a unique and distinguished building for the site. The building derives its massing from a push and pull effect at the outer corners to achieve a unique form. The building’s skin changes at the “void” locations to accentuate the shifting aesthetic. The tower itself is a value driven class A office building composed of efficient lease spans and column free interior floor plates. The Al Hilal Bank Tower incorporates a distinguished design that will set the standard for the island.

 Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Al Hilal Bank Tower
  • Location: Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

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Façade Incineration line 6 Roskilde in Denmark by Erick van Egeraat

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: Erick van Egeraat

Erick van Egeraat’s Incineration Line in Roskilde, Denmark will be officially inaugurated today, September 2, by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik.

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat

  • Architects: Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: Façade Incineration line 6 Roskilde
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Client: Kara/Noveren
  • Gross floor area: 7.400 m2
  • Height: 97 m
  • Building costs: confidential
  • Start competition design: 03-2008
  • Start design: 03-2008
  • Design phase: 2009-2012
  • Construction time: 2011-2014
  • Realisation: 09-2014
  • Scope of work: Full assignment
  • Remarks: competition first prize, 2008

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Textured Tower in Biscay, Spain by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Article source: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

A 32,5 meters high concrete tower for fire training.

A vertical decision. The tower at its plant intensifies the vertical folds. The folds of the concrete improve the vertical inertia, save material, make a more efficient structure. The tower is compressed also to not fill the air, as the “thin figures” of Giacometti.

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

  • Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
  • Project: Textured Tower
  • Location: Biscay, Spain
  • Photography: Juan Rodríguez
  • Status: Construido Built
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
  • Site: Miribilla, Bilbao, 43.248956, -2.924090
  • Collaborators: César Peña del Rey, Emilio Pardo, Katja Leszczynska, Fernando de la Maza, Andrés Tabera
  • Date of project: August 2006 – May 2007
  • Construction date: June 2007 – June 2012
  • Area: 556,88 m2
  • Budget: 1.332.425,47 €
  • Awards: Primer Premio en el concurso de ideas First Prize in ideas competition

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CFE Geka in Dordrecht, Netherlands by van Es architecten

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: van Es architecten

Kilkade in Dordrecht is the location of the new headquarters of Geka Bouw and its parent company CFE Nederland.
Featuring two mirrored towers and a transparent mid-section, the building promises to become a new landmark for the area. Its design is both functional and efficient. In addition, the transparent mid-section offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate for the companies’ future growth ambitions.

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

  • Architects: van Es architecten
  • Project: CFE Geka
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Total floor area: 2,760 m²
  • Realised: 2012

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The Melbourne in Brisbane, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners 

The Melbourne is a 20 storey residential tower located on Brisbane’s Southbank. Melbourne Street occupies an important link between Southbank and the CBD and between the riverfront cultural precinct and the interior of Southbank. It is one of the major gateways to the city.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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“One More” Kaohsiung Residential Tower in Taiwan by spatial practice

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Article source: spatial practice

The recent groundbreaking ceremony for Bellevueciti Construction marks the start of construction onspatial practice first residential tower “One More” in Kaohsiung City, at the exclusive front row of the Art Museum Park.

In our culture today, we are constantly over-exposed to information and data. It is important to create a living environment that provides a relief from these elements through a reconnection with nature. The simplicity of design for the tower is the result of maximizing the dramatic relationship to the natural environment and taking full advantage of its location directly in front of the park. The horizontal band defines the uninterrupted view of the park, mountain, and sea; while also performing as a sustainable shading element to reduce heat gain.

Kaohsiung Tower Park Museum View.,  Image Courtesy © spatial practice

Kaohsiung Tower Park Museum View., Image Courtesy © spatial practice

  • Architects: spatial practice
  • Project: “One More” Kaohsiung Residential Tower
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Program: Residential, Retail, Parking and Landscape
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Year: 2012
  • Client: Bellevueciti Construction
  • Partners in Charge: Dora Chi, Erik Amir
  • Project Architect: Ryo Otsuka
  • Team: Zhang Yan, Emily Wu, Taylor Williams, Carol Lao, Andrea Sze
  • Local Architect: Jason Chia & Associates.

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Tower Striga 1 in Antwerp, Belgium by KCAP Architects&Planners

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: KCAP Architects&Planners

KCAP Architects&Planners in cooperation with evr-Architecten win the architects’ selection ‘Tower Striga 1’ in Antwerp, Belgium. The selection commission including the client Triple Living and representatives of the municipal urban planning departments chose the team for the design of one of three residential towers for the project Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. This new residential area will develop along the Schelde in the south of Antwerp, based on a masterplan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò.

Image Courtesy ©  KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

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Glen Lake Tower in Michigan by Balance Associates, Architects

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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. Two fin-like, metal-clad walls rise from the crown of the hill to support a three-story plywood box suspended a full story above grade.

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects

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FLEX TOWER in New York City by Paolo Venturella Architecture

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture 

2040. Population in New York City grows over and over. Inhabitants are more than expected and an original innovative typology appears in the city.

Even if carbon emission has to reduce, the use of energy increases. High rise is the only answer. A solution combining housing and energy systems for a sustainable living starts to be built in various parts of the city.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

  • Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture 
  • Project: FLEX TOWER
  • Location:New York City, USA
  • Team Design: Cosimo Scotucci, SolarShapeSystem
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: competition

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The Towers at Young Harris College in Georgia by Lord Aeck Sargent

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lord Aeck Sargent

At Young Harris College, when talking about the institution’s newest residence hall, you could recite the adage, “What’s old is new again,” and on the face of it, you’d be right.

YHC, which less than six years ago began its transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, hired architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) to design the Towers– a 226-bed residence hall that opened in August 2013.

With double occupancy rooms arranged around communal bathrooms and a shared common area, the Towers sounds a lot like a mid-20th century dormitory building. But, there’s a twist.

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: The Towers at Young Harris College
  • Location: Georgia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

The project team

  • Program manager: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Civil engineer and landscape architect: Eberly & Associates
  • Structural engineer: KSi Structural Engineers
  • MEP/FP engineer: Andrews, Hammock & Powell
  • Construction manager: DPR Hardin Construction

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