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An Occupation of Loss in New York by OMA

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: An Occupation of Loss
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota

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The Cheongna City Tower in Incheon, Korea by YBGSNA

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: YBGSNA

The first issue was achieved by introducing a structural spiral organic element. The vertical solid elevator core of the building is wrapped by a steel spring like spiral element. The spiral element functions as a structural element and as a vertical circulation option. The flexible nature of the spiral enabled us to expand and shrink the thickness of the tower in relationship to structural and functional needs along its vertical section. The constant slope of the spiral enabled the creation of a subtle and almost “natural” organic grace to its monumental presence.

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

  • Architects: YBGSNA
  • Project: The Cheongna City Tower
  • Location: Incheon, Korea
  • Client: City of Cheongna
  • Structural Engineer: R. Meller Engineer
  • Height: 450 m

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Central Park Residence in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

When the client demanded three rectangular residential towers on a site with irregular contour, surrounded by a winding stream that derives from the Somes river and by clusters of poplar trees that surround the nearby sports park, we took the responsibility to come up with a different approach: a building that integrates the three separate units in one unitary volume with a layout that undulates on the site so that it makes the most of the natural light and views. It also provides a sheltered space and a private, quiet area, in the resulting concave space. This space is an artificial landscape, a green leisure and relaxation area that is shaped as a green roof for the underground parking.

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

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1/JBR in Dubai, UAE by EDGE Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: EDGE Design 

In its’ quest to discover the best designs and projects in the Middle East and Africa, the International Property Awards in London invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by four active members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and EDGE Design has been informed that it has won an African and Arabian Property Award 2016-2017 in the Residential High-rise Development category, for their work on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties.

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

  • Architects: EDGE Design
  • Project: 1/JBR
  • Location: Dubai, UAE

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Gran Mediterraneo in Tel Aviv, Israel by Architectures David Tajchman

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: Architectures David Tajchman 

The Gran Mediterraneo is an innovative concept of High-Rise that integrates a public automated car-park, operates as the first induction charging station for public and shared electric driverless vehicles in the city (future ‘sherut’), and mixes programs of vertical living: residential apartments and hotel, bars and restaurants, farming and public gardens, swimming pools and dead sea spas, co-working spaces for offices and start-ups, educational and events spaces. Innovative also with its topological geometry giving a spiral effect to the high-rise, the Gran Mediterraneo breaks with the global and usual stacking of horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass, aiming to renew Tel Aviv skyline with a ‘Unesco proclaimed white city’ specific vertical architecture. To be built with white concrete, using the latest construction and digital technologies, the curvy high-rise is filled with mediterranean and dead sea natures.

Image Courtesy © Architectures David Tajchman

Image Courtesy © Architectures David Tajchman

  • Architects: Architectures David Tajchman
  • Project: Gran Mediterraneo
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design team: Luc izri, David tajchman
  • Year: March 2016
  • Status: Ongoing

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Grove at Grand Bay in Miami, Florida by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Miami has developed a contemporary vernacular of condominiums that includes brise-soleil-style balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic water views. We have taken these indigenous elements of the new Miami skyline and continue the evolution of their local architectural language. Coconut Grove’s identity is closely tied to its untamed jungle-like vegetation, yet the center sadly lacks this quality. Our design “re-groves” the heart of Coconut Grove, and create a landscape in tune with the surroundings. The two towers of the Grove at Grand Bay respond to the surroundings and to each other, to give optimum views at every level. The towers take off from the ground to capture the full breadth of panoramic views from sailboat bays and the marina to the Miami skyline. The dancing motion of the towers creates a new landmark in the community. A lush abundance of plant-life blankets over the parking and amenity spaces, folding down to create pedestrian and vehicular access to the towers.

Image Courtesy © Facchina

Image Courtesy © Facchina

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Grove at Grand Bay
  • Location: Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Azeez Bakare Studios, Facchina, Mir
  • Client: Terra Group
  • Collaborators: VSN, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc., Esrawe, Desimone, HNGS, Raymond Jungles, OVI, Hufsey Nicolaides Garcia Suarez, O’Brien Lighting, Aquadynamics Design Group
  • Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Leon Rost
  • Project Manager: Ziad Shehab
  • Size: 58900 m2
  • Date: 24/09/2012
  • Status: Under Construction

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British Airways i360 in Brighton, England by Marks Barfield Architects

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Article source: ING 

British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower: a 162-metre-tall vertical tower with a fully enclosed futuristic glass observation pod that gently lifts groups of up to 200 passengers to a height of 138 metres.

Image Courtesy © British Airways i360

Image Courtesy © British Airways i360

  • Architects: Marks Barfield Architects
  • Project: British Airways i360
  • Location: Brighton, England, UK
  • Photography: British Airways i360
  • Client: Brighton i360 Ltd
  • Form of contract: NEC Option A
  • Civil and structural engineer: Jacobs UK
  • MEP services engineer: Jacobs UK
  • Project manager: Jacobs UK
  • CDM coordinator / PD: Jacobs UK
  • Local PM and civil engineer: Helmsley Orrell Partnership

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HAUT in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Team V Architecture

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Team V Architecture

HAUT, the 21-storey wooden residential building by the Dutch River Amstel, is a serious contender to become the tallest timber tower in the world. The municipality of Amsterdam has selected Team V Architecture with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, ARUP and brand partner NLE to develop this remarkable high-rise structure. Construction work is expected to start in the second half of 2017. HAUT promises to be a prototype of building in an innovative, sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner.

Image Courtesy © Zwartlicht

Image Courtesy © Zwartlicht

 

  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Project: HAUT
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Zwartlicht

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Dancing Towers in Moscow, Russia by Studio AD.a

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Studio AD.a

Two couple meet on the notes of a paceful music and start to dance, swirling on the Contrappunto.This suggestion was our focus during the design phase of pair of towers, completing the Contrappunto design. The primal and secondary melody keep going in the lower building, while the continuous bass wraps the couples, becoming the core of their dance. Each tower is divided in three segments: the male, strong and materic, the woman, covered in lace and the music, a wooden brise soleil in continuity with the basement of the project.

Image Courtesy © Studio AD.a

Image Courtesy © Studio AD.a

  • Architects: Studio AD.a
  • Project: Dancing Towers
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

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Armani Ginza Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

It is always difficult to crystallize someone’s image, and all the more so when it comes to Giorgio Armani, one of the most popular man in the world. In the Tokyo’s flagship store, it was necessary to make his mood come to light alongside his own designer’s creativity; it was about recreating the atmosphere of the famous Italian fashion designer’s atelier as well as his aesthetics and image. In Tokyo, for the first time, the entirety of his production is contained within the same building. How to translate these elements into architecture? How to combine the idea of splendor with a sober elegance, the idea of modernity with the permanence of a style…… the Armani style? His image, the ceaseless research about material combined with luminous, transparent, delicate colours have been the elements from which our reflection has started. Our proposals have been multifarious. We have experimented new textures and shaped, sculpted, emptied, dematerialized spaces using light, the evanescence of an intimate perception born from the outside. The sophisticated image of Giorgio Armani’s brand, full of transparencies and intimacy, is countered by the immediacy and contemporaneity of the spaces dedicated to the Emporio, where white light cuts cleave the ambient while reflecting in it.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Ginza Tower
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Ramon Prat
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Ishimaru & Nishimori
  • Lighting: Sama Lighting
  • Area: 7,370 sq. m, floors 12
  • Year: 2005-2007

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