Category Archives: Skyscrapers

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…

AIR Madalena by Triptyque

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 8:56 pm | Skyscrapers

AIR Madalena is a skyscraper housing residential apartments in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil and it was designed by the Triptyque architectural practice. The apartments have a surface varying from 100 to 140 square meters and they have open air terraces with large windows to maintain a constant visual connection with the urban landscape. The project was completed in 24 months and it features a white exterior that deflects the heat while also providing lush gardens through…

A’Beckett Tower by Elenberg Fraser Architecture

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 3:05 pm | Skyscrapers

The A’Beckett Tower located in Victoria, Melbourne, Australia was designed by the practice of Elenberg Fraser Architecture in 2010 as a prototype for high-density residual infill with a large block as its foundation. The area leading to the tower hosts several apartment units with parking spots around them and they can be reached through car elevators to free the street from ramps. The impressive façade is comprised of 347 louvers with various colors that want to integrate into the architectural…

Grace on Coronation by Zaha Hadid

By : lau | 6 Sep 2014 1:02 pm | Skyscrapers

The Grace on Coronation is a project designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid which is comprised of three residential towers on the site of the former Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Toowong. The project is at a distance of four kilometers from the central business district of Brisbane and it runs along the riverbank of the city with landscaped parklands and a heritage Middenbury House which will be preserved as a part of the master plan. As the managing…

Victoria One by Elenberg Fraser Architects

By : lau | 2 Sep 2014 4:26 pm | Skyscrapers

Victoria One is the tallest residential tower in Melbourne, Australia with a height of 791 feet and an impressive design created by the practice of Elenberg Fraser Architects to remind the visitors of a botanic aesthetic. The project is still under construction and will only be completed in 2018 with a green glass façade combined with metallic fins on the sides. The landmark has 75 floors and takes the inspiration for the imposing presence from the famous landscapes of the…

Rothschild 1 by Yashar Architects

By : lau | 19 Aug 2014 6:32 pm | Skyscrapers

This impressive tower located on Rotschild Boulevard No. 1 in Tel Aviv, Israel was designed in 2010 by the Yashar Architects practice offering high rise living apartments as well as office spaces with a flexible layout and a glass façade that provides a panorama of the city at the end of the boulevard. The original program wanted a large entrance on the side of the boulevard with the retail units and office spaces separated but the designers chose to raise…

Fortune Plaza by P&T Group

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 10:56 am | Skyscrapers

Fortune Plaza is a skyscraper designed by the P&T Group in 2014 hosting office spaces, apartments, retail stores and a five star hotel located at the Third Ring Road in the CBD area of Beijing, China. The building is the second tallest one in the city with 60 floors and a height of 267 meters with a large landscaped park surrounding it. The design tries to interact with the surrounding buildings which have inclined façade planes and curved corners. The…

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