Archive for the ‘Tower’ Category
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Article source: Studio 02 Architectes
The Kanoa tower is a project that fits into the vast urban development plan for the Island of Nantes.
This is a very understated building, whose shape, worked to the extreme, is the main feature. To minimize the tower’s impact on the street, it was designed in a “boot” shape and discreetly covered in zinc, which was laid down in shingles to create a scaled effect.
Image Courtesy © Studio 02 Architectes
- Architects: Studio 02 Architectes
- Project: Kanoa Tower
- Location: Nantes, France
- Software used: ArchiCad
- Client: Eiffage Immobilier West Company management Samoa (Nantes)
- Partners: Cdlp, Elythis, Studio Joran Briand
- Budget: 5,600,000 €
- Surface Area: 4,200 m²
- Years: 2012 – 2015
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy
I-Tower office building designed by Tago Architects, an Istanbul based architecture studio, remarks with its dynamical form, its high technology and striking use of materials as well as its dynamical form the perception of which changes with every different point of view.
Image Courtesy © Gurkan Akay
- Architects: TAGO Architects
- Project: I Tower
- Location: Bomonti, İstanbul, Turkey
- Photography: Gurkan Akay
- Software used: 3DsMax
- Client: Fer Yapı
- Designer: Gokhan Altan Aktug
- Design Team: Gokhan Aktan Altug, Muge Eker Eryayar, Muge Tugay, Sinem Aykanat, Tuba Bayrak, Tugba Cestel
- Total Project Area: 41.000 sqm
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Article source: v2com
“The building should not be an isolated object. Buildings should be part of the city, part of the environment. I believe that is the goal of architecture in the 21st century.” ~ Kengo Kuma
In Vancouver to discuss his work, Japan’s leading architect, Kengo Kuma, personally revealed plans for his first North American, large-scale residential tower – Alberni by Kuma – proposed for the globally renowned city on Canada’s westcoast. Westbank and Peterson, Canada’s premier developers of luxury, mixed-use projects, have engaged Kengo Kuma, and his firm Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA) to design the 43-storey tower near the entrance to Vancouver’s famed Stanley Park. The proposed tower is part of a small collective of internationally influenced designs in the city, under the direction of Westbank and Peterson.
Image Courtesy © KKAA
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Article source: Banker Wire
Banker Wire worked with ZGF Architects LLP to create a custom mesh railing infill for the South Tower building on UCLA’s Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) complex. The 443,000-square-foot building underwent a seismic upgrade and renovation to convert nine of the former hospital’s 12 floors into research lab space.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire
- Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
- Project: South Tower Seismic Renovation
- Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, USA
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Article source: ZAAD Studio + Challenge Studio
Vandad Ecologic Tower was commissioned by an affluent developer from the city of Mashad, in Iran; who has recently become interested in incorporating passive green energy strategies to his development portfolio. Originating from a small town himself, the client stipulated that Vandad Ecologic Towers must implement elements of small-town lifestyle in the design.
Image Courtesy © 2r-Studio, Mona Mirzayi
- Architects: ZAAD Studio + Challenge Studio
- Project: Vandad Ecologic Towers
- Location: Ladan Ave. Mashad, Iran
- Photography: 2r-Studio, Mona Mirzayi
- Client Name: M. Baghashani
- Project Designers: Mohsen Marizad, Marziah Louise Rajabzadeh, Mohsen Tajeddin
- Size: 40.000 sqm
- Project Status: Concept Design Complete 2014, Project In Progress
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: ODA New York
Emerging from the long neglected waterfront area that was once a nexus of industry, 416-420 Kent, by ODA New York, defies convention and redefines urban living with a profoundly innovative new approach to residential tower construction.
View of 416-420 Kent towers from the East River, south of Williamsburg Bridge,Rendering © bloomimages
- Architects: ODA New York
- Project: Kent
- Location: South Williamsburg, New York, USA
- Rendering credit: bloomimages
- Total gross floor area: 800,000 sf
- Number of Floors: 16 per tower, 3 towers
- Number of Units: 857 (20% affordable)
- Communal outdoor area: 26,000 sf
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Article source: ZAAD Studio
The building site is located in Tehran in a region formerly populated with private gardens and orchards. However, with the passage of time and an exponential rise in property value the area has experienced a rapid transformation into an aggregation of high-rise structures for the wealthy.
Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi
- Architects: ZAAD Studio
- Project: FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER
- Location: Farmanieh St., Tehran, Iran
- Photography: Ehsan Karimi
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, illustrator
- Client: Barzanegar Pouya Iranian Consulting Group
- Designers: Farshad Mehdizadeh, Raha Ashrafi, Mohsen Marizad Collaborators: ZAAD Studio, Marz Design
- Size: 32.000 sqm
- Project Status: Concept Design Complete 2015
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture
The Pont de Sèvres Towers, renamed Citylights following a complete re-structuring, were built in 1975 by architects Badani and Roux-Dorlut. Bearing witness to the era’s architectural modernity, they stood high and dense in the midst of a barren urban territory. The re-structuring turned this sense of “isolation” into an asset, on a socio-economic as well as an urban level. The project we conducted is a renovation, re-structuring and an unveiling of the towers’ self-evident resources.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture /Adagp
Friday, April 8th, 2016
Article source: heri&salli
The architectural studio heri&salli from Vienna was assigned by the Vienna Technical Museum the development of a solar updraft tower for Vienna’s urban space. In a solar updraft tower the air is warmed by the sun by means of a horizontal floor convector and rises due to the natural thermic convection in a “chimney“. Several turbines create electrical energy by means of this airflow.
Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert
- Architects: heri&salli
- Project: ENERGY LAND TOWER
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Photography: Hans Schubert
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Article source: Carquero Arquitectura
After the partial collapse that this medieval tower suffered, being a historical landmark for its strategic position in the latest “Nazari” border through the Valley of Guadalete, where it´s cut with Bética range, we project the consolidation of this landscape icon that lost part of its imposing volume, leaving at risk the stability of the rest popup, removing with it not only part from the architectural element, but also the landscape reference of a landmark very linked with the iconography and culture of the region.Being cultural modals and emblems of our own cities and territories, the crisis has done that they succumb in the abandon for the own economic disinterest that carries his maintenance.
Image Courtesy © Mariano Copete Franco
- Architects: Carquero Arquitectur, Carlos Quevedo Rojas
- Project: Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle
- Location: Villamartín (Cádiz), Spain
- Photography: Mariano Copete Franco
- Collaborators: Cristina Pérez Prado, Emilio García Chacón, Joaquín Martín Rizo
- Promotor: Ubri-Prado S.L.
- Construction: Arcobeltia Construcciones S.L.
- Technical: José Antonio Cabeza Pérez
- Surface/Volume: 136,00 m2 / 2.176,00 m3
- Dates: 2011-15