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Writhing Tower in Lima, Peru by LYCS Architecture (designed using Rhino and AutoCAD)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Writhing Tower, is a LYCS designed Sky Condo for one of the most beautiful residential zones in Lima, is a global architectural competition initiated by ARQUIA, an international development firm interested in commissioning architecture as art.

Each unit is rotated 45 degrees to create a cruciform shape in plan and the appearance of a linear hinged volume. It enables each unit to have uninterrupted views to both the public park in front of the site, and the ocean to the rear of the site. Additionally, each unit has blocked views to the unit above and below it, so as to create extra privacy. Each unit is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden with trees, and a pool with a deck.

Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Writhing Tower
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Date: March, 2012
  • Status: Concept
  • Design Team: Hao Ruan, Devin Jernigan, Vedrana Puhalo, Max Peterschmidt
  • Image Credit: LYCS Architecture
  • Roof: 279m²
  • Typical Duplex: 524m² (X10)
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad


City Tower in Cheongna, Korea by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

In the City Tower competition in Cheongna, Korea, was asked to design an high rise building in a city of future development. Our principal idea for this project has been to concentrate and organize an urban complex node in an unique building and a center of attraction. Our intention has been to formalize this main concept through a consistent architectural structure with a form that respects its consistency in every part, still taking different shapes in order to host the different functions of the project program.

City Tower in Cheongna

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: City Tower
  • Location: Cheongna, Korea
  • International Competition Not Due, 2009-2010
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.


Tower Zeltweg in Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

The condition of the structure and technology of the existing building, as well as the introduction of the Eurofighter by the Austrian defence forces, necessitated the construction of a new air traffic control tower and a service building for fire brigade, winter service and rescue. The decision to combine the tower and sheds led to the creation of a ‘standing’ part and ‘reclining’ part of the building. The two elements enter into a dialogue with each other, the ‘foot’, consisting of fire brigade area and base, confronts the 45m tower. The epitrochoid ground plan is a result of the main lines of sight to the runway.

Tower Zeltweg

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
  • Project: Tower Zeltweg
  • Location: Zeltweg Military Airport, Austria
  • Status: completed 2010


Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower in Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We like sustainability, we think is probably on of the most important issue in contemporary architecture.. but we are still architects.. and we like forms and space too… that why we invented the SUNSCRAPER:

This is a project for a tower wrapped by solar panels.  15.277 swinging solar panels have been assembled to create a continuous skin around the building.  The form of our tower wants to be organic and fluid, the perception would be of an architecture quality work and a functioning engine at the same time. We want to re interpret technique adding a formal input to it.  Our effort is to maximize sustainability and energy production creating at the same time a pleasant and contemporary expression of architecture.

15.277 solar panels tower

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower
  • Location: somewhere, nowhere, 2009
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.


Szervita Square Tower in Budapest, Hungary by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Saturday, June 9th, 2012


A transparent tower and surrounding public square, Szervita Square moves away from closed forms and perimeter blocks to create a building and urban landscape that is porous, accessible and welcoming. A structure that extends Budapest’s rich architectural heritage, is inherently ‘in context’, yet also marks a radical new approach.


  • Project: Szervita Square Tower
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Year of Completion: 2006 – TBC
  • Client:    Orco Property Group
  • Type: Competition / Research
  • Site Area:    35,000m2 (more…)

Sunrise Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Blurring the boundaries between building and landscape, Sunrise Tower houses five program elements – residential, hotel, office, retail, parking. A supremely flexible volume, employing parametric grid principles, this 280m, 66 floor ‘vertical landscape’ is inherently fluid; can change in response to the changing demands placed upon it through time.

Sunrise Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sunrise Tower
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Area: 150000m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 150000m2
  • Site Area: 6800 m2
  • Footprint Area: 2800m2


Signature Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012


Forming the centerpiece for Dubai’s new business bay, the Signature Towers rise above the city – iconic in both their scale and ambition – creating a unique twisted, intertwined silhouette that punctures the skyline. Within the three towers, office, hotel and residential functions are ‘woven’ together in a uniquely flexible manner.


  • Project: Signature Towers
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Area:  650,000m2
  • Above Ground: 350,000m²
  • Below Ground: 300,000m²
  • Storeys: 75; 65; 51
  • Max Height: 357m
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher


Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Set between ring road and residential area, Stone Towers avoids the monolithic repetition of static building masses – comprising higher structures, articulated through a series of ‘ripples’ to create North Edge Buildings and lower, softer ‘ribbons’ at South Edge Buildings – a central, outdoor landscape, the ‘Delta’ fusing these key elements.

Stone Towers, named for an ancient petrified tree at the heart of this new development, comprises state of the art office facilities for a rapidly expanding city, alongside a five star hotel, serviced apartments, restaurants, bars and a central landscaped area, the ‘Delta’.

Stone Towers

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Stone Towers
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Chris Lepine
  • Project Architect: Tyen Masten
  • Design Team: Celina Auterio, Alessio Costantino, Matthew Engele, Elke Frotscher, Brandon Gehrke, Evelyn Gono, Subharthi Guha, Sofia Hagen, Josias Hamid, Michael Hargens, Michael Harris, Verena Hoch, Ben Kikkawa, Kay Kulinna, Michael Mader, Sang Hoon Oh, Irene Pabustan, Chryssanthi Perpatidou, Fernando Poucell, Irena Predalic, Mahmoud Riad, Timothy Schreiber, Eva Tiedemann, Leo Wu, Michelle Wu, Anas Younes, Ceyhun Baskin, David Campos, Eren Ciraci, Inanc Eray, Jose Lemos, Daniel Norell, Azen Omar, Edgar Payan, Sofia Razzaque, Ebru Simsek, Erhan Patat


Castle in the Sky in Latina, Italy by Atelier d’Architecture Ramdam

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Atelier d’Architecture Ramdam

The slender architecture of the water tower dominates a territory that is historically devoted to water management. The reservoir is a summit outside of the city.  Enriched by a contemporary recreational programme, it becomes the symbol for the ecological issues of our time. The public space finds itself amended.

Castle in the Sky

  • Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Ramdam
  • Project: Castle in the Sky
  • Location: Latina, Italy
  • Program: Rehabilitation of a Water Tower – Water Consciousness Trail & Offices
  • Client:  Foundation Wilmotte & City of Latina
  • Status: Concept Proposal 2009 – Third Prize
  • Site size: 9300 m²
  • Building area: 3000 m²


Tower Studio in Newfoundland, Canada by Saunders Architecture

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

The Tower Studio is dramatically situated on a stretch of rocky coastline in Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The studio’s sculptural silhouette leans both forward and backward as it twists upward. For the average visitor to the island, this windowless black tower, more often than not, provokes a quizzical response and the enviable question, “What’s that?” For the locals, they know that this structure is a project of the Fogo Island Arts Corporation – an art studio opened in June 2011. The Tower Studio’s official opening was one of the most festive and included: a roaring bonfire, flares dramatically shot from its rooftop terrace and the recorded sounds of local whales as a background score.

Image Courtesy Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Tower Studio
  • Location: Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Team architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
  • Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
  • Structural Engineer: DBA Associates (Long Studio)
  • Services Engineer: Core Engineering (Long Studio)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


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