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Northeast Asia Trade Tower by Kohn Pedersen Fox

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:19 pm | Skyscrapers

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower is a part of an urban regeneration project developed by the POSCO Construction and Engineering contractors and designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox architectural practice as the tallest building in South Korea. The project took eight years to build and it recently opened in the Sondgo International Business District of Incheon. The tower has a height of 305 meters and it will contain dining spaces, meeting rooms, office spaces and a hotel with 423 rooms.…

Gubei Central Business District of Shanghai by David Adjaye

By : lau | 27 Jun 2014 9:13 am | Skyscrapers

The architect David Adjaye unveiled the images of his first project in China which is a mixed-use development in the Gubei Central Business District of Shanghai, in the Hongqiao Park and it is called Gubei SOHO. The tower has a height of 170 meters and its geometry acts as a medium between the large park toward the north and the urban landscape of the south. The tower to the north holds the offices to permit a view of the city…

Pearl River Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

By : lau | 21 Jun 2014 8:27 am | Skyscrapers

Located in Guangzhou City, China, the Pearl River Tower designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural practice from Chicago, is one of the most efficient skyscrapers in the world due to the original goal of creating a net zero-energy structure which would even produce extra energy. The massive proportion of the project led to the impossibility of reaching their goal and the structure still consumes energy, although only 40% of what a usual building of this size would need.…

Polestar Tower by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

By : lau | 21 Jun 2014 7:59 am | Skyscrapers

The Polestar Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and one of the tallest buildings in the Scandinavian Peninsula, featuring a design by the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architectural practice with which they won the international competition. The project spreads over 60 floors and will have a height of 230 meters, being a part of an urban revitalization plan for Gothenburg to celebrate the 400th birthday of the city. The competition gathered no less than 50 entries and the…

The Devoid Tower by Daniel Caven

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 2:47 pm | Skyscrapers

The Devoid Tower is a project created by Daniel Caven to explore ways in which passive systems can be introduces into the high-rise design to take advantage of the location in the River North area of Chicago which has abundant sunlight and a windy climate. The central volume was pierced by a void after testing the structure with parametric and environmental analyses so that it is adapted to the environmental conditions of the region. The energy and wind tests showed…

B.S.R 3 by Yashar Architects

By : lau | 30 May 2014 10:15 am | Offices, Skyscrapers

The BSR 3+4 is a business center located at the connection between three of the busiest commercial and industrial areas of Tel Aviv, Israel and it was designed in 2013 by the Yashar Architects practice with a large (1100 square meters) floor plate to permit a flexible layout which would be capable of hosting large companies or be divided for multiple tenancies. There is an array of terracotta boxes which go into the façade at key points so that the…

Residential Apartment Tower by DSA Architects

By : lau | 25 May 2014 9:52 am | Skyscrapers

The DSA Architects International practice has offices on three continents, in Johannesburg, Dubai and Lisbon, and they are an award winning architectural studio which seeks to deliver signature landmarks throughout the world. They recently announced on Facebook their plans for a Residential Apartment Tower which will be located in Baku, Azerbaijan which will have the height of a skyscraper and will bring the architectural landscape of the area up to contemporary standards through the implementation of green and sustainable design…

Ramzi Towers by SPARK Architects

By : lau | 13 May 2014 2:29 pm | Skyscrapers

The constructions for the Ramzi Towers in Lagos, Nigeria are set to begin, adding a landmark to the city with a design created by the SPARK Architects practice from London as their first project on the continent. The towers were commissioned by Athena Capital Investment and they want to set a new standard for contemporary living in the region. The residential project is on the Victoria Island, an exclusive part of the city, and its 18 floors ensure panoramic views…

Opus Office Tower by Zaha Hadid

By : lau | 12 May 2014 6:13 pm | Skyscrapers

The Opus Office Tower located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was designed by the architect Zaha Hadid and the construction is nearing completion offering a holistic project which hosts hotel rooms and apartment units on the upper levels. The hotel suites were created for international travelers and local residents, while the apartments are designed with an urban look which offers panoramic overviews of the city and each room comes equipped with interactive media centers to immerse the inhabitants into a…

Grove Towers by 3XN

By : lau | 12 May 2014 5:58 pm | Skyscrapers

Grove Towers is a mixed-use development in Mumbai, India and it was designed by the 3XN architectural practice with a scheme referencing the mangrove trees which are present in the region through the shape of two towers converging at the base. The project hosts retail outlets and there are amenity spaces across the podium. Spreading over a surface of 78000 square meters, the towers contain units which ensure expansive views toward the mangroves to the north and toward the Indian…

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