Category Archives: Skyscrapers

Al Noor Tower by Valode & Pistre

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 6:30 pm | Skyscrapers

The Al Noor Tower will break ground next year and it will be the tallest skyscraper in Africa with a height of 540 meters and a design by the architect Denis Valode from the Valode & Pistre practice for the Middle East Development. The skyscraper is located in Casablanca, Morocco to serve as a gateway between Europe and Africa, representing all the nations on the continent. The tower has 114 floors to represent the number of chapters in the Quran.…

Tour Carpe Diem by Robert A. M. Stern Architects

By : lau | 13 Dec 2014 2:20 pm | Skyscrapers

The Tour Carpe Diem is a skyscraper located in La Defense, France which was designed by the practice of Robert A. M. Stern Architects with an eco-friendly scheme that improves pedestrian access to the area due to a raised esplanade continuing the Champs-Elysees axis. The project spreads over a surface of 45500 square meters and is accessed through a pedestrian street that opens to the winter garden and lobby with a large stair to descent to a plaza in the…

MY80 by Hayball

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 2:15 pm | Skyscrapers

The MY80 is a residential apartment building located in Melbourne, Australia which was designed by the Hayball architectural practice as a vertical neighborhood with the retail spaces, commercial areas and homes all into a single large building. The tower’s façade has rich details and a dynamic encasing that is created through a folded geometry reflecting the horizontal layouts with several vertical elements that add a connective element between the different floors. There are curved junctions that serve a double purpose…

Park Tower by Studio Farris Architects

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 5:55 pm | Skyscrapers

The Park Tower designed by the Studio Farris Architects in 2014 is located in Antwerp, Belgium close to the MAS Museum, the waterfront of the Scheldt River, the Eilandje harbor district and the historic center of the city. The tower is a part of a larger development project that wants to transform the northern side of the city into a more contemporary area. The tower has a height of 78 meters, making it one of the tallest buildings in Antwerp…

Post Tower by Murphy/Jahn

By : lau | 10 Nov 2014 6:03 pm | Skyscrapers

The Post Tower located in Bonn, German was designed by the architectural practice of Murphy/Jahn with an orientation toward the Rhine and Siebengebirge with an exterior that facilitates a view of the city while also reducing the effects of wind due to the aerodynamic oval shape. The tower has a height of 162 meters and is used for office spaces and the plan of the project is split in oval halves with a 7.2 meter separation between them and the…

Dubai Creek Harbor by EMAAR Properties and Dubai Holding

By : lau | 1 Nov 2014 7:58 pm | Skyscrapers

The Dubai Creek Harbor is a project designed through the collaboration of EMAAR Properties with Dubai Holding and it consists of two twin towers which will form the centerpiece of a master plan that has the size of three downtown Dubai areas, being the tallest set of towers in the world. The project will be adjacent to the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary and will host a new visitor center with connected commercial districts and leisure developments that expand the…

G-Tower by HAEAHN Architecture

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 5:20 pm | Skyscrapers

The Songdo G-Tower located is a new government and office building in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, South Korea and it was designed in 2013 by the practice of HAEAHN Architecture in collaboration with Designcamp Moonpark dmp, Sung Architects and TCMC Architects & Engineers. The building has four atriums to connect with the sky garden and the façade includes several diagonal lines to add a dynamic element that also opens the structure to the outdoors permitting more natural light inside.…

Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 6:53 pm | Skyscrapers

Bosco Verticale is an impressive apartment tower located in the new Porta Nuova District of Milan, Italy and the project opened its doors five years after the initial planning with a design created by the architect Stefano Boeri in collaboration with Gianandrea Barreca and Geovanni la Varra, comprising the Boeri Studio together. The project’s most attractive feature is its attempt to increase the biodiversity of the area through the integration of 780 planted trees and vegetation comprising of more than…

Taichung Condominium Tower by Richard Meier & Partners

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 7:58 pm | Skyscrapers

The Taichung Condominium Tower is the first building designed by the architectural practice of Richard Meier & Partners in Taiwan and it is located close to the center of Taichung in proximity to the Taichung City Hall, Opera House and Convention Center, being planned to be completed in 2018. The project has a height of 163 meters and will host 110 apartments. The tower is actually comprised of two smaller towers that communicate via a central core and the northern…

Majunga Tower by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 1:02 pm | Skyscrapers

The architectural practice of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes reinvented an office block tower in La Defense, France, by bracketing three vertical bands together into the articulated facades to create an asymmetrical 195 meter high tower that spreads over 39 floors. The three bands have different thickness and they define the resulting volume through an autonomy of shape, responding to the specific context of the tower with a base that connects it to the esplanade and with the gardens below while…

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