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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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Periscope Tower in Seinäjoki, FInland by OOPEAA

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer ina dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoythe views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into thesurrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror.Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross laminated timber (CLT) and an external wooden frame that serves as a load bearing structure. The inner core made of CLT forms the frame for an extra large periscope with stairs circling around it. When taking the stairs up or down one can experience a rich range of different views framed by the various openings cut into the structure.

 Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Periscope Tower
  • Location: Seinäjoki, FInland
  • Photography: Anssi Lassila
  • Client: City Of Seinäjoki
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Kazunori Yamaguchi
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Anne Kaivo – oja
  • Size: 35 m²
  • Year: 2014 – 2016

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A Tropical Tower in São Paulo, Brazil by Triptyque Architecture

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Triptyque Architecture

Triptyque Architecture takes part in a 150.000mmaster plan in the city of São Paulo organized around a university campus receiving 15.000 students. The whole project consists of four towers with a mixed program: 400 apartments, an hotel, offices and shops. Two others French agencies have been invited to work on this project: PCA and Edouard François.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: A Tropical Tower
  • Location: São Paulo, Morumbi, Brazil
  • Photography: Ricardo Bassetti
  • Partners: Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaëlli, Greg Bouset e Carolina Bueno
  • Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Project manager: Bianca Coelho
  • Team: Fernanda Figueira, André Mathias, Murillo Fantinati, Renan Bussi
  • Number of items in the Tropical Tower: 171 unités
  • Ground area: 38.900m²
  • Total area of the 4 towers: 236.200m²
  • Tropical Tower built area: 35.000m²
  • Construction start deadline: 2018

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Torre BBVA Bancomer in Mexico City by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A new urban landmark on the skyline of Mexico City, the tower marks the gateway to the Paseo de la Reforma from Chapultepec Park. The BBVA Bancomer tower is the result of a collaboration between architectural practices Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Legorreta +Legorreta. In bringing together their different architectural languages yet common values, they have created a building that is both contextual and distinctive.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

  • Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Project: Torre BBVA Bancomer
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Client: BBVA Bancomer
  • Structural Engineer: Arup/Colinas de Buen SA de CV
  • Services Engineer: Arup
  • Project Manager: Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Cost Consultant: INPROS
  • Electrical Engineer: DEC Group
  • HVAC Engineer: DYPRO
  • Construction Cost: $210m
  • Floors: 50
  • Site Area: 6,620 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 188,777 m²
  • Office Area: 78,800 m2
  • Date: 2005 – 2016

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Magma Tower in Nuevo León, México by GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

“Two monoliths that modify and enrich the landscape; sculptures with life within them. Where living spaces, terraces, and an exclusive commercial area are discovered. All this translated into environments and sensations that lead you to a unique life style, all in the same place.”

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Project: Magma Tower
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Project Team: Enrique Salas, Tomas Güereña, Cecilia Bautista, Gaudy Oyervides, Torsten Trumm, Lorena Sampedro, Cecilia Paredes , David Alatorre, Raúl Torres, Gabriela Gutiérrez, Oscar O´Farrill, Pamela Díaz de León, Federico Peralta, Tonatiuh Aguilar, Alexa Núñez,
  • Landscape: Claudia Harari
  • Interior Design: Héctor Esrawe, Ana Landa
  • Area: 38,450 m2
  • Year: 2008-2013

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Zhejiang Gate Towers in China by LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Article source: LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

LAVA’s Zhejiang Gate Towers are an iconic entrance to the city of Hangzhou. The design of the two towers is based on the Chinese characters for ‘gate’, and they feature a shimmering façade of fins.

LAVA was commissioned by Shimao (Hangzhou) in 2014 to masterplan the mixed-use development, which consists of five buildings housing offices, residential, and retail. LAVA’s masterplan features fluid building masses, improved positioning of the towers from different viewing directions, logical pedestrian movement and the removal of cars from the complex.

Image Courtesy © LAVA

Image Courtesy © LAVA

  • Architects: LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
  • Project: Zhejiang Gate Towers
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Client: Shimao Property Group
  • Project team: Christian Tschersich (PL), Tommy Joo, Elvira Perfetto, Jan Kozerski, Jing Xi Zhang, Nicola Schunter, GüleyAlagöz, MikolayScibisz, Yu Chun Tsai, Melanie Quessel
  • Architectural Design: SOL
  • Executive Architect: ZIAD (Zhejiang Architecture Design Institute)
  • Structure: LERA
  • Landscape: PubangPela
  • Façade Consultant: Schmidlin Façade Consultancy
  • Size: Two towers 280m high, each 125,000 m2
  • Total area: 370,000 m2
  • Status: Construction started in 2015, the towers will commence in 2017, completion due 2019

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