Category Archives: Skyscrapers

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…

Torre BBVA Bancomer by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects and Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners

By : lau | 11 Aug 2014 7:42 pm | Skyscrapers

Torre BBVA Bancomer is a skyscraper located in front of Torre Mayor which is at the moment the tallest building in Mexico City but will be surpassed by the new design created by the practice of Legorreta + Legorreta Architects in collaboration with Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners. The tower will have a height of 235 meters and the competition for its design was won by the architects Richard Rogers and Ricardo Legorreta to create an office space for the…

Magma Towers by GLR arqitectos

By : lau | 10 Aug 2014 12:17 pm | Skyscrapers

Magma Towers is a mixed use building designed by the practice of GLR arqitectos practice in 2013 in the Valle Oriente area of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The towers hosts a two floor commercial space toward the Frida Kahlo Avenue with an office spread over a single level and a large basement containing an underground parking with the towers raising above this structure. The lobby level of the tower hosts the major amenities which are the bar, gym, swimming pool…

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…

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