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River Heights Residences in Taiyuan, China by People’s Architecture Office

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: People’s Architecture Office 

In a context of emptiness, 10,000 people are housed in 600,000sqm of residential development. The River Heights Residences, approaching the size of New York City’s Rockefeller Center, are located in an undeveloped suburban plot on the outskirts of Taiyuan, China. The project is an assemblage of mini-towers that promotes urban living and achieves a ‘metropolitan’ presence in a tabula rasa environment. By privileging collective form over the individual tower, the River Heights Residences express a unified and articulated skyline of mini-towers.

Image Courtesy © People's Architecture Office

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: River Heights Residences
  • Location: Taiyuan, China
  • Client: Heights Properties Co., Ltd.
  • Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Architect: Zhang Minghui
  • Project Team: Liu Xiujuan, Zhang Yan , Li Peiyao, Liang Shaoyi, Liu Qianqian , Lu Jing, Chen Yixuan, Wang Wei, Ren Wei, Yang Bing, Lin Tianquan, Zhang Zhen, Cai Wenxin
  • Area: 600,000sqm
  • Completion: 2016

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The Rock in Ámsterdam, Netherlands by Design Erick van Egeraat

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Design Erick van Egeraat

The Erick van Egeraat office tower is part of an expressive high rise urban development, south of Amsterdam, named Zuid As. Located in the proximity of the city centre and with direct access to the urban network of public transport and highways, the project incorporates the potential of this unique location. The ambitious programming of a lively, high-density mixture of offices, housing, retail and public space, designed by nine international architects, all contribute to an exceptional development of metropolitan scale.

Image Courtesy © J Collingridge

Image Courtesy © J Collingridge

 

  • Architects: Design Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: The Rock
  • Location: Ámsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: J Collingridge, Christian Richters

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Cinnamon Tower in Hamburg, Germany by BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG

The Cinnamon tower was conceived as freestanding campanile – a pin on a piazza was the concept behind the premiated competition design by BOLLES+WILSON for the existing 19th century Harbour Masters Building.

A tower was not anticipated in the competition programme, but the jury agreed that a tower anchors the public functions around the only remaining historical building to survive between the megablocks of the ‘Overseas Quarter’ master plan. The historic building would thus be more autonomous.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG (Prof. Julia Bolles-Wilson, Peter L. Wilson)
  • Project: Cinnamon Tower 
  • Location: Osakaallee 10 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Cordelia Ewerth, Christian Richters, Mitja Schneehage and Rainer Mader
  • Client: Groß & Partner
  • Structural Engineering: Ingenieurbüro Abel · Gebhart GmbH & Co. KG
  • Service Engineers: WINTER Beratende Ingenieure für Gebäudetechnik
  • Building Physics: ITA Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Akustik mbH •
  • Fire Protection: hhpberlin- Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH
  • GFA: 4.250 m2
  • Realisation: July 2013 – July 2015

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Jaegersborg Watertower in Klampenborg, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition to convert Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixeduse building. On the upper floors, student housing units mark the perimeter of the existing structure. Each unit is expressed by a protruding crystal-like add-on that brings daylight into the apartment, and offers unobstructed views to the surrounding landscape. Together, the crystals and the communal balconies add both a human scale, and a new sculptural layer, that emphasizes the landmark character of the tower. The lower floors are inhabited by a youth center, and contain several large multipurpose rooms. A combination of tall windows and colored panels create a varied pattern that surrounds the youth center. Large garage-style doors on the ground floor open up to extend the active indoor space into the outdoor playground.

Image Courtesy © Jens Markus Lindhe

Image Courtesy © Jens Markus Lindhe

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS
  • Project: Jaegersborg Watertower
  • Location: Ørnegårdsvej 21, 2820 Gentofte, Klampenborg, Denmark
  • Photography: Jens Markus Lindhe and Torben Eskerod
  • Client: Gentofte Municipality and Domea
  • Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landscape
  • Consultants: Acoustic consulting: BC Ltd
  • Engineer: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S
  • Consultancy type: Turnkey Contractor: E. Pihl & Søn A/S
  • Site area: 5370 M2
  • Construction area / foot print: 310 M2
  • Extent / total floor area: 2.880 M2
  • Apartment type A: 28 M2 net
  • Apartment type B: 32 M net
  • Completed / Year: June 2006

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M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity in Paris, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Maison Edouard François

The relationship between building height and sustainability is a subject that currently occupies the minds of many city planners. This is because the city cannot expand infinitely into the landscape. In France, however, \”village\” urbanism seems to be adamantly resisting the vertical city, without truly considering its potential. One of the objectives of our project is to quell these hesitations.

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\'Excellent

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\’Excellent

 

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Pierre_L\’Excellent

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Eunma Housing Development in Seoul, South Korea by UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio in collaboration with Heerim have won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan for the Eunma Housing Development in Daechi-Dong, Seoul.

The approach of the residents, which involves the complete redevelopment of their current homes into a new and future orientated eco design, is seen as a blueprint for resident-driven development projects.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

  • Architects: UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Project: Eunma Housing Development
  • Location: Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea
  • Client (Masterplan): Promotion Committee Office of EUNMA Apartment Redevelopment
  • Client (UNStudio): Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Team(UNStudio): Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with René Wysk, Harlen Miller and Megan Hurford, Jung Jae Suh, Sibilla Bonfanti
  • Team(Heerim Architects & Planners): Young Kyoon Jeong, Kyu Young Park with Sung Won Oh, Seung Uk Oh, Jae Kyu Lee, Hyun Joon Yoo, Seung Wang Lee, Kyung Sook Cho, Eun Hee Ha, Chanhee Lee, Hyun Il Kang, Mi Ran Kang, Hyun Joo Kim, Yun Hyeok Kim, So Young Choi, Hun Il Park, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Yeon Lee, Hyun Rock Kang, Hee Seung Kim, Jun Seong Park, Seung Woo Lee, Jae Won Kim, Jun Ha Hwang, Sung Jun Moon, YuWon Kang
  • Building surface: Approx. 1149000 m2
  • Building site: ½ KM2

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Aura in Ontario, Canada by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Graziani + Corazza Architects innovative vision in partnerships with Canderel challenged Toronto’s downtown core by building Canada’s tallest residential structure. Aura, stands tall at 272 metres. This mixed use development is located on 1.6 acres of land adjacent to a 3 acre park at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Street. The tower expresses a unique sculpted form, beginning with its rectilinear lower level massing and topping off with its distinctive crown at the top of the tower being created by reversing the curved tower profile from plan to elevation, a form that is both visible and identifiable from varying vantage points throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

 

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De Verkenner in Utrecht, Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Mei architects and planners

Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ facade for residential tower De Verkenner

A new residential tower completed on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, will give a big impetus to the development of this typical post-war reconstruction district. The new 50-metre-tall building, designed by Mei architects and planners, acts as a gatekeeper to Kanaleneiland. The tower contains a mixed programme of housing: 71 private sector rental dwellings in the upper portion, 15 dwellings for autistic youths, and 9 live-work units in the base of the building.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: De Verkenner
  • Location: Al-Masoedilaan 2-142, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch, Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Team Mei: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Reinoud van der Zijde, Roy Wijte, Jelena Radonjic
  • Client: Mitros, Utrecht
  • Construction: Era Contour
  • Structural engineer: PBT, Delft
  • Building Physics: Peutz
  • Fire safety: Peutz
  • Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies
  • Realization: Oct 2014 – Apr 2016

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Gemdale Changshou Road in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai urban city, near the historic Changde Road with close proximity to two metro stations and a planned future green area in the residential zone on the south. The 45,000-square-metre project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Gemdale Changshou Road
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporate Limited
  • Director: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
  • Gross floor area: 63,595 square metres
  • Completion year: 2019

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The Towers in Miami, Florida by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for ‘The Towers by Foster + Partners’, a new residential development in the heart of Miami, were revealed last week. The tallest building south of Manhattan on the East Coast, it has been envisioned as an elegant addition to the Miami skyline with two landmark towers that redefine how high rise buildings are woven into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © dbox

Image Courtesy © dbox

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The Towers
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: dbox

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