Category Archives: Skyscrapers

The Greenland Group Suzhou Center by SOM

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 5:57 am | Skyscrapers

The American architectural practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was the winner of a competition for designing a skyscraper in China. Their project for the Greenland Group Suzhou Center offered a design that incorporates into the building a tremendous window covering thirty floors. The multiple-purpose tower will be set next to the Taihu Lakein Wuijang and it will become a landmark for the city with its window that covers a third of the building and is set towards the old…

The Scotts Tower in Singapore by UNStudio

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 5:43 pm | Skyscrapers

The Scotts Tower is a future skyscraper that’s going to be located in Singapore, designed by the architects from UN Studio. The concept was a simple, yet a pragmatic one: the designers decided to maximize the work, play and living areas and to conserve space in the same time, by adding flexibility in the structure of the tower. The tower is part of the SOHO brand and its location was well chosen, a luxury shopping district, in the proximity of…

International Finance Centre Seoul by Arquitectonica

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Mar 2015 3:57 pm | Landmarks, Skyscrapers

The International Finance Centre of Seoul, South Korea is a mixed use complex containing three office towers, a hotel tower, a three floor luxury mall and public space surrounding these programs to diversify the options for interaction and relaxation. The project was created in 2013 by the Arquitectonica practice and spreads over a surface of 5,460,000 square feet. The glass exterior creates light patterns in the region and the landscaped areas around them bring the whole project together as a…

The stunning Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden

By : Mark V | 16 Mar 2015 9:29 pm | Skyscrapers

Located in Malmö, Sweden, on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, the HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries. At the time the building was completed it was also the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia, the highest residential structure in the EU and the second tallest residential building in all Europe, the first building being the Triumph Palace in Moscow (264 metre/866 ft). The Torso Tower was officially opened on the 27 of August,2005…

The beautiful Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By : Mark V | 14 Mar 2015 9:56 pm | Skyscrapers

The city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has a marvelous skyscraper called Al Mamlka Tower, also known as Kingdom Centre for the rest of the world. It`s a famous tower since it is the second tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 302.3 m (992 ft). It occupies the third place as the tallest building to have a hole in the world (the first positions being occupies by Shanghai World Financial Center and Tuntex Sky Tower). The tower…

Alvik Tower by C. F. Moller Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Mar 2015 9:58 am | Skyscrapers

The Alvik Tower located in the Bromma neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden is a residential complex designed by the C. F. Moller Architects practice in 2014 to host 151 apartment units. The project stands out as a landmark of the waterfront of Lake Malaren in Bromma, which is entitled the garden city of the metropolitan area. The structure spreads over a surface of 33000 square meters with 18 floors that are divided into two parts to recreate the steep angles of…

10 Skyscrapers And Towers Which Were Showcased In 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Dec 2014 11:37 am | Skyscrapers

The skyscrapers are the landmarks of the region where they are built and thus a lot of attention is paid for their design, so although it isn’t every day that one is built, when they are raised you often see unique features in each of them. This is our list of the most interesting ones for this year. 10. Conjoined Media Towers by REX The twin towers are occupied by two sister media companies and the location of the towers…

Al Noor Tower by Valode & Pistre

By : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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…

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