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John Portman & Associates
Zhejiang Fortune Finance Center


The goal for the Zhejiang Fortune Finance Center was to create a landmark for the new Central Business District (CBD) and set a quality benchmark for future development around the site in Hangzhou. The design solution by John Portman & Associates  demonstrates how the Zhejiang Fortune Finance Center can fit into the overall urban fabric, […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Eolica


A landmark which modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind. The building combines renewable energy which feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources. Taking advantage of the possibilities that it […]


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Andre Kikoski Architect
1280 Fifth Avenue


The organic textures of Central Park inspire our interiors for this 19-story tower. The lobby, tenant lounge and game room, private dining room, fitness center, and children’s play area, as well as the elegantly appointed apartments, all use evocative contemporary materials with discreet natural references. As such, our design invites the sensibility of the park […]


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Beïque Legault Thuot
La Tour Icône


Urban living in downtown Montreal is about to get smarter. Metropolitan Parking Inc., the esteemed developer behind the city’s award-winning Le Crystal de la Montagne, 1445 Stanley St. luxury apartments and Loft Condominiums in Old Montréal, today announces developing the city’s first smart affordable luxury condos. Situated at the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and de […]


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UPI-2M
Biooctanic


Croatian architectural firm UPI-2M have designed ‘biooctanic’ a series of crop production towers used for the production of bio fuel and city air recuperation. Environmental pollution is a global issue, and because of it, urban areas are being deprived of clean air. Greenhouse gases and reduction of green, public spaces in cities, due to constant […]


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Iñaki Garai Zabala (ACXT Architects)
242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa


Development of 242 dwellings in the Salburua neighbourhood in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The plot, in accordance with the criteria established by the town planning, is occupied by a 21 storey-high tower and a continuous U-shaped block with a varying height between four and seven floors. All the front gates of the development are on the ground floor, […]


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Frontoffice
Ha tower


After decades of government-backed de-centralization urban life is again being promoted in Tokyo, and residential mid-rise and high-rise towers have as a consequence begun to populate the city in large numbers. Collectively the additions form a new normal urban typology that embraces height but unexpectedly denies the surrounding urban landscape in favor of an interior […]


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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architect
A tower of nests


Mankind faces a challenge comparable in size with the industrial revolution to build a sustainable society. In order to succeed, we need to learn how to coexist with nature. We propose a building that aims to become a symbol; not of power nor wealth, but of a new era of harmony and interplay between nature […]


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BIG
Beach and Howe Tower


The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline. BIG’s proposal, named after […]


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AQSO arquitectos office
Spliced Towers


High density residential complex in Guangyuan. The project is conceived as a strong element in consonance with the surrounding hilly scene. The buildings rise over the landscape becoming a milestone, a sober and expressive landmark solving the program requirements: archive the desired plot ratio and increase the green area by minimizing the building footprint. The […]


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Bavykin architects
Dwelling Complex Airship


Architect Alexey Bavykin known for the respectful attitude to a heritage of Russian constructivism, has designed an apartment multipurpose complex “Airship” in Profsouznaja street in Moscow. As the architect emphasizes, this idea was based on « youthful Soviet pathos of architecture the end of 20th – the beginning of 30th, on Leonid’s Airships… ». During […]


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Forum Architects Pte Ltd
New Office Tower at 78 Shenton Way


The project involves adding a new office tower extension to an existing high rise office tower at 78 Shenton Way, being located on the edge of the Central Business District. The existing building comprises a 34-storey tower sitting on a large 3-storey podium linked to a multi storey carpark. The existing complex has site coverage […]


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Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Accra Twin Towers


The present proposal occupies a central position in relation to urban design of the city of Accra. It has place in a regular small sized plot, located on Liberia Road, near to the British Council.The scale of the urban mesh on which it is inserted, stands from the density of the suburban construction that surrounds […]


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ARThitectural on Flickr Part 2


Our Flickr Pool has now more than 250 photos! As you know the best pictures will be published on the 5th day of next month, highlighting the photographers credit with a link to his Flickr page. The best five pictures from Flickr Part 2 are: Photo by: XAM+ANNA | Installation of Carsten Holler | Vatican, […]


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Ma2
Two Towers


The design of the Two Towers in its inception is a series of manipulated manifolds that construct a dual vertical lattice with angled surfaces. The towers radiate vertically deriving from a multisided body, diamond shaped, moulded, intended for diversity, complexity, and robustness in form.  Elongated diamond bodies functions as a poly-operational structure that addresses flows […]


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Oppenheim Architecture + Design, LLP
Cor


Comprising commercial, office, fitness, live/work, and pure residential spaces—COR provides a uniquely flexible platform for­ lifestyle enhancement. Location: Design District, Miami, Florida, USA Architect: Oppenheim Architecture + Design, LLP Scope: 480,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/ Interior finishes Renderings by:  Dbox


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Office 25 Architects
Taiwan Union Tower


In the master plan for the former Taichung Airport and its vicinities, various functions including trade and economics, R&D, university campus, ecology, cultural and living are all integrated as the “Taichung Gateway—Active Gateway Park”. The theme of “four large centers and one feature” is adopted as a turning point for future urban development and encompasses […]


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Tabanlioglu Architects
Istanbul Sapphire


In terms of architecture, Büyükdere Boulevard is a competitive environment where Istanbul Sapphire emerges as the first high-rise residential of the city. As a residential, leisure and middle-size shopping center project located in the “business administration” center of the city, the building rises in agreement with the surrounding high-rises and still in human scale by […]


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Zeytinoglu Architects
The Bridge and the Tower


Both these planned development areas are at the city front where they benefit from excellent transport connections and from the coastal strip yet to be utilized. Through their size and the emblematic character of the design “The Bridge and the Tower” emerge as symbols in a visual and spatial relationship to the metropolis and accompany […]


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Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block


The Sliced Porosity Block, CapitaLand China’s new Raffles City in Chengdu, is a hybrid of different functions like a giant chunk of a metropolis. It will be located just south of the intersection of the First Ring Road and Ren Min Nan Road. Its sun sliced geometry results from required minimum daylight exposures to the […]


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