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Best of 2013: Most Viewed Towers

Architecture Best of 2013: Most Viewed Towers

According to Google Analytics the most viewed articles in 2013 were the following:

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

Best of 2013: Most Viewed TowersThe site is located in a strategic position within the residential area of Singapore, close to the amenities of Holland Road and the future MRT station. The absence of high rise buildings in the near surroundings and direct connection to the main traffic route of Farrer Road makes this a prestigious and highly visible site across the whole city. The design is generated by the study of the existing alignments of roads, buildings and topography surrounding the site, with the primary axis lines brought into the site and linked together to ensure the greatest degree of connectivity to the neighbourhood.[Read more]

DNK architects | Empire Tower – Second Stage

Best of 2013: Most Viewed TowersTaking part in the contest for the project of the second stage of construction of “Empire Tower” Complex, the architectural group DNK treated the last unfinished building on the Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment as a laconic-shape volume with dramatic and expresive facades. The contest for the construction on the land site “Moscow City” next to the 60-floor “Empire Tower” on the Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment was already covered by our website. This area has quite a long story behind it: projects of a most diverse nature have been designed for it at various times. This circumstance is to be seen not only on paper – for example, the underground and some of the above-ground levels of a once-approved aqua park have long since been actually built in concrete.[Read more]

Andrea Maffei Architects | Skyscraper TCa Citylife

Best of 2013: Most Viewed TowersMilan is the city that best represents the international face of Italy, comparable to London, Frankfurt, Paris. Unlike many historical Italian cities, Milan is more related to its development in the nineteenth and twentieth century, to be more precise after the industrial revolution. In this sense, design in Milan is compared with the more contemporary face of Italy, made up of factories, subways, concrete and steel and not so much of particular historical preseces. Witness is the fact that the Futurist movement has developed mainly in Milan, a movement created to respond to the issues of the contemporary city. It was not a particularly important relationship with the large existing masterpieces, but rather a reflection on the themes of the contemporary city.[Read more]

YBGSNA | The Cheongna City Tower

Best of 2013: Most Viewed TowersThe first issue was achieved by introducing a structural spiral organic element. The vertical solid elevator core of the building is wrapped by a steel spring like spiral element. The spiral element functions as a structural element and as a vertical circulation option. The flexible nature of the spiral enabled us to expand and shrink the thickness of the tower in relationship to structural and functional needs along its vertical section. The constant slope of the spiral enabled the creation of a subtle and almost “natural” organic grace to its monumental presence.[Read more]

Zaha Hadid Architects | CMA CGM Tower

Best of 2013: Most Viewed TowersThe tower stands at the centre of the city’s ambitious regeneration project, Euroméditerranée, located 1km north of the historic centre, adjacent to the commercial port. The site lies 100m back from the sea edge where the elevated motorway viaduct separates as it arrives into the north of the city. At ground level the site is dominated by the sweeping concrete viaducts overhead and the rhythmic colonnades of their supporting columns.[Read more]

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