Category Archives: Skyscrapers

600 Fairbanks Court by Murphy/Jahn Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2016 8:34 am | Skyscrapers

Designed by the practice of Murphy/Jahn Architecture the 600 Fairbanks Court is located in Chicago, USA and it includes 227 luxury condominiums. There are two parcels on the site, an empty one and another one with a three floor building to the north side. Two adjacent sites have been combined through a planned development that tries to maximize the potential of the building area. The building contains 28 residential floors and 11 floors for parking that has spaces for 215…

Algae green loop Proposal by Influx Studio

By : Mark V | 20 May 2016 5:54 am | Skyscrapers

This is an amazing design proposal for the algae retrofitting of the Marina City Towers that are located in Chicago, Illinois, US. The design was made by the Paris-based architecture office Influx_studio which dubbed this design proposal as the “Algae Green Loop Tower”. It is a very interesting proposal since it exploits the utility of urban decarbonization by inserting loops of bioreactors on the towers, making use of the CO2 absorbing capabilities of this material. The algae technology is quite…

Tallest Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Mar 2016 2:36 am | Skyscrapers

The architect Frank Gehry and his architectural practice Gehry Partners, LLP won the competition for the new skyscraper in Berlin, Germany which was commissioned by the Hines international real estate firm. The project will have 150 meters in height and it will be located on the Alexanderplatz public square in the Mitte district, close to the Berliner Fernsehturm which is the tallest structure in Germany (the Berlin TV Tower with a height of 368 meters). Spreading over 39 floors, the…

The View from The Shard opens in London

By : Mark V | 15 Mar 2016 2:22 am | Skyscrapers

Officially opening on the 1st of February, The Shard is a future skyline landmark of London and was designed by Renzo Piano. Placed in the Bridge Quarter, in central London, its name comes from the shape of the design, the glass facets remaining separated on the top to give it an open and nonlinear finish that just fits perfectly with the contemporary postmodern trends. With a height of 310 meters, it is a city by itself offering a Shangri-La hotel,…

The Trump Ocean Club Panama by HBA

By : Mark V | 3 Mar 2016 1:42 am | Skyscrapers

Opened in July 2011 the Trump Ocean Club Panama is inspired from the country’s culture and history and was designed by HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates in collaboration with Ivanka Trump. It is said to be the largest hotel in Latin America  and it’s located in Punta Pacifica, overlooking the Panama Bay. The official name of the club is Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama. It contains 369 hotel rooms that include 47 suites and it will receive…

The extraordinary T1 Tower in Paris, France

By : Mark V | 30 Nov 2015 8:16 pm | Skyscrapers

The skyline of La Defense in Paris is in a perpetual change. A new addition to it is represented by the T1 Tower, finished in 2008. It’s a peculiar tower because it offers a dynamic perspective-its appearance changes depending on your vantage point. It has 200 meters in height and it`s made of glass. On the north face it’s cut by a gradual arc and it is folded to the south. If you view it from the south it looks…

Lotte Jamsil Super Tower 123 in Seoul

By : Mark V | 21 Nov 2015 8:08 pm | Skyscrapers

The Lotte Moolsan Group has won an international design competition for its Lotte Jamsil Super Tower.The tower is the perfect 21st century image. It is modern and its interior and exterior design also combines elements from traditional Korean artistry. The skyscraper can be easily noticed not only due to its height- the 555-meter (1,821-foot), 123-story tower is located in a mountainous area; its modern looks being in contrast with the natural surroundings. The Tower has several uses, being divided into…

IDEO Morph 38 by Somdoon Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Oct 2015 6:29 pm | Other, Skyscrapers

IDEO Morph 38 designed by the practice of Somdoon Architects is a project consisting of two towers which are interconnected through an envelope wrapping around the 32 floor rear tower called Ashton and the 10 floor duplex front tower called Skyle. The project is located on Sukhumvit 38 in Phra Khanong, Khong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand in a region away from the high traffic area and in a low-rise residential area. The separation of the construction into two towers was…

The new Wilshire Grand tower in Los Angeles

By : Mark V | 8 Jul 2015 6:43 pm | Skyscrapers

The practice of AC Martin Partners designed the new Wilshire Grand tower in the financial district of Los Angeles, California as was recently announced by Korean Air. The tower is replacing the old Wilshire Grand and the new one will try to continue the legacy and also bring business and travel to a new standard. The project cost raises to one billion dollars and the tower will have 73 stories and 1100 feet thus becoming the tallest building in Chicago…

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…

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