Category Archives: Skyscrapers

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…

IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 4:40 am | Skyscrapers

Located at the top of the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Four Seasons hotel was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2010 completing the 440 meters skyscraper with the 33 floors of the luxurious 5 star hotel. The atrium of the hotel is huge, taller than the Statue of Liberty, and the guest rooms are arranged around it being very spacious, modern and offering a perfect view of the Pearl River that runs 103 levels below. The atrium…

World’s Highest Hotel: Ritz-Carlton In Hong Kong

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 4:25 pm | Skyscrapers

The Ritz-Carlton hotel In Hong Kong, currently the world’s highest hotel right now, opened on March 29, this year, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. It is found on top of the 488 meter tall International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. It is also a place of luxury since one night in a deluxe room costs HK$ 6,000 (US$770) while the presidential suite is around HK$100,000 ($12-13,000) per night. The predominant colours of the design of the hotel…

The Hoge Heren by Wiel Arets Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2015 10:21 am | Skyscrapers

The practice of Wiel Arets Architects designed The Hoge Heren in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands as a structure of two residential blocks on the site of an old commercial trade ground in the former Zalmhaven of the city near Erasmusbrug. The complex has 34 floors and it reaches 102 meters in height separated into two towers that host together a number of 290 apartments. The two towers stand on a vertical base that is six stories high and…

Angkasa Raya skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur

By : Mark V | 29 Jun 2015 8:36 am | Skyscrapers

Kuala Lumpur will have another spectacular skyscraper apart from the Petronas Twin Towers that were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004. The new tower is called Angkasa Raya and it is designed by Ole Scheeren. It will be 268 meters high and it will also include a four storey high tropical garden that will be positioned in the middle of the skyscraper. What has the new tower to offer?On the lower levels of the building cafes,car…

Missing Matrix Building: Boutique Monaco in Seoul

By : Mark V | 28 Jun 2015 8:21 am | Skyscrapers

Boutique Monaco or the “Missing Matrix Building” is a stunning tower located in the heart of the capital cit of South Korea, Seoul. The floor area of this tower project covers around 54,859㎡ with the lower levels being reserved for commercial, community and cultural spaces. Starting with the floors 5 through 27 the spaces are reserved for office-tels. A c-shaped plan was included in the building structure to justify the footprint ratio (40%). The c-shaped plan also helps with the…

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