Category Archives: Skyscrapers

Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper in Stockholm by C.F. Møller

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jul 2015 5:07 am | Skyscrapers

The Danish architectural practice of C.F. Moller entered the HSB architectural competition in Stockholm with the project of a residential building made with timber and with rooftop garden terraces, trying to prove that wood can be much more functional than given credit to. The project has a concrete core and spreads over 34 floors with wood as the predominant material, since, according to the designers it is safer than other building materials when it comes to fires due to its…

IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 4:40 am | Skyscrapers

Located at the top of the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Four Seasons hotel was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2010 completing the 440 meters skyscraper with the 33 floors of the luxurious 5 star hotel. The atrium of the hotel is huge, taller than the Statue of Liberty, and the guest rooms are arranged around it being very spacious, modern and offering a perfect view of the Pearl River that runs 103 levels below. The atrium…

World’s Highest Hotel: Ritz-Carlton In Hong Kong

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 4:25 pm | Skyscrapers

The Ritz-Carlton hotel In Hong Kong, currently the world’s highest hotel right now, opened on March 29, this year, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. It is found on top of the 488 meter tall International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. It is also a place of luxury since one night in a deluxe room costs HK$ 6,000 (US$770) while the presidential suite is around HK$100,000 ($12-13,000) per night. The predominant colours of the design of the hotel…

The Hoge Heren by Wiel Arets Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2015 10:21 am | Skyscrapers

The practice of Wiel Arets Architects designed The Hoge Heren in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands as a structure of two residential blocks on the site of an old commercial trade ground in the former Zalmhaven of the city near Erasmusbrug. The complex has 34 floors and it reaches 102 meters in height separated into two towers that host together a number of 290 apartments. The two towers stand on a vertical base that is six stories high and…

Angkasa Raya skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur

By : Mark V | 29 Jun 2015 8:36 am | Skyscrapers

Kuala Lumpur will have another spectacular skyscraper apart from the Petronas Twin Towers that were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004. The new tower is called Angkasa Raya and it is designed by Ole Scheeren. It will be 268 meters high and it will also include a four storey high tropical garden that will be positioned in the middle of the skyscraper. What has the new tower to offer?On the lower levels of the building cafes,car…

Missing Matrix Building: Boutique Monaco in Seoul

By : Mark V | 28 Jun 2015 8:21 am | Skyscrapers

Boutique Monaco or the “Missing Matrix Building” is a stunning tower located in the heart of the capital cit of South Korea, Seoul. The floor area of this tower project covers around 54,859㎡ with the lower levels being reserved for commercial, community and cultural spaces. Starting with the floors 5 through 27 the spaces are reserved for office-tels. A c-shaped plan was included in the building structure to justify the footprint ratio (40%). The c-shaped plan also helps with the…

Absolute Towers in Mississauga by MAD Architects

By : Mark V | 21 Jun 2015 5:35 am | Skyscrapers

Keeping up to the name of the firm, the practice of MAD Architects designed an eccentric (literally) and original project in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, in Canada called the Absolute Towers. They consider that the skyscraper design became a bit dull and wanted to spice things up with something that will make an impression and also give inspiration to other designers. This amazing design offers a degree of harmony that is quite difficult to see in other projects and…

Umeda Sky Building features the World’s Highest Escalator

By : Mark V | 20 Jun 2015 5:28 pm | Skyscrapers

The building was designed by Hiroshi Hara and the constructors were the people from Takenaka Corporation. The structure is called this way because it is located in the district of Kita-ku, Umeda in the northern part of Osaka. The entire structure is actually made of two towers that are 40 story high, connected between each other at their two uppermost stories with the help of an escalator and some bridges that cross in the center, where an atrium like space…

Torre Agbar Skyscraper in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 19 Jun 2015 5:00 am | Skyscrapers

This unique and original skyscraper is located in the new technological district of Barcelona in Spain, and is called Torre Agbar. Designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel together with the firm of B720 Arquitectos the tower is named after its owner, the Agbar Group. The production cost for the tower rose to 130 million euros and it was opened in June 2005 by the King of Spain himself. The design of the building enters it into the style of…

‘Tower Town’ by Visiondivision

By : Mark V | 18 Jun 2015 4:53 pm | Skyscrapers

Taichung held an interesting competition called the “Taiwan Tower”. The organizers expected an unforgettable skyscraper and visiondivision surprised them with a very interesting project-a combination of more than 100 beautiful towers that defy the image of the modern aesthetics(a skyscraper in the shape of a tower), aligning the town to a 21st century style. The towers are slender thus they don’t occupy too much space. The town would be entirely covered with towers. The skyscrapers will create narrows streets with…

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