KPF completes Beijing’s tallest skyscraper

The 528-metre-tall CITIC Tower designed by American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is the tallest skyscraper in Beijing, the fourth-highest in China and number eight worldwide. Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) designed the 109-storey skyscraper, which is widely known as China Zun, to have a distinct profile on account of how visible it would be on the city’s […]

Atakule New Life Center / A Tasarim Mimarlik

Atakule New Life Center / A Tasarim Mimarlik © Tasarim Mimarlık Archive and Fethi Mağara + 30 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectA Tasarim Mimarlik AreaArea of this architecture project 47800.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2018 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Adobe Systems Incorporated, Autodesk, Barrisol, Berry […]

Central Park Tower becomes world’s tallest residential skyscraper

The Central Park Tower designed by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has topped out at 1,550 feet in Manhattan, making it the tallest residential building ever. The construction milestone means that the supertall skyscraper has reached its full height of around 472.4 metres, and takes the title for the world’s tallest residential building […]

Kohn Pedersen Fox slots raised gardens into Robinson Tower in Singapore

Stepped and planted roof terraces have been slotted into the 175-metre-high Robinson Tower in Singapore, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with local practice Architects 61. Split into two sections, the mixed-use tower has 20 storeys of offices elevated on chunky concrete supports above a four-storey podium of retail spaces. Singapore’s 2014 Landscape Replacement Policy requires that […]

$100 million repairs approved for San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower

A $100 million alteration designed to prop up the sinking and tilting Millennium Tower in San Francisco has been approved as tenants reach a tentative settlement with its developers. Independent experts have endorsed the plan to fix the 58-storey luxury condominium tower, which has sunk 18 inches (45.7 centimetres) and tilted 14 inches (36 centimetres) […]

Pelli Clarke Pelli reveals Japan’s tallest skyscraper

Construction has begun on Japan’s tallest building, a 330-metre-tall skyscraper in Tokyo designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The building is one of three skyscrapers being designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for developer Mori as part of the Toranomon-Azabudai district in central Tokyo, where Heatherwick Studio is designing the public realm. Planned to be approximately 330 […]

London introduces guidance to protect cyclists from wind tunnels created by skyscrapers

The City of London has introduced a set of guidelines for proposed developments to protect pedestrians and cyclists from wind tunnels created by the increasing number of skyscrapers. Described by the City of London Corporation as the “UK’s first wind microclimate guidelines”, the rules will require proposed buildings over 25-metres high to undergo strict wind-testing […]

Filtration Skyscrapers in the oceans could “solve environmental and energy problems” around the world

Architectural designer and visualiser Honglin Li has proposed deploying floating high-rise waste-to-energy plants fuelled by plastic waste to clean up the oceans while generating electricity. The sci-fi proposal, called Filtration Skyscraper, imagines placing unmanned towers on abandoned oil rigs in parts of the oceans where plastic waste accumulates. Sophisticated machinery in the conceptual towers would […]

“What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture”

The outrage over New York’s Hudson Yards is not really about ugly glass towers or bad urbanism – although it features both – but an unspoken disquiet that foreign ideas have overtaken a chunk of Manhattan, argues Aaron Betsky. What is wrong with glass skyscrapers? New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who is now running […]

Generali Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

Generali Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects © Hufton+Crow + 41 Architects Zaha Hadid Architects Location Milan, Italy Category Sustainability Architects Zaha Hadid Architects Design Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher Project Team Shahd Abdelmoneim, Santiago F. Achury, Marco Amoroso, Agata Banaszek, Gianluca Barone, Cristina Capanna, Alessandra Catello, Sara Criscenti, Kyle Dunnington, Alexandra Fisher, H. Goswin Rothenthal, Marco […]

Foster + Partners Tulip tower plans nipped in the bud by mayor of London

Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London‘s mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would provide “very limited public benefit” to the City of London and that it was not the “world class architecture that would be required to justify its […]

Residential Tower 28 / Hill West Architects

Save this picture! © Alexander Severin + 16 Architects Hill West Architects Location 42-12 28th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101, United States Category Residential Lead Architects Hill West Architects Design Team Whitehall Interiors Area 496400.0 ft2 Project Year 2017 Photographs Alexander Severin, Tim Williams Manufacturers Loading… Clients Heatherwood Communities Engineering Cosentini Assocaites Sound […]

Piero Lissoni-designed residences to feature in Vancouver’s new Oakridge community

Canadian firm Henriquez Partners Architects has designed 10 tree-topped towers and a sprawling park to form a new mixed-use development on a suburban parcel of Vancouver. Developers Westbank enlisted Henriquez Partners Architects to transform the site of a shopping mall into the new 4.5 million-square-foot (420,000-square-metre) community. Henriquez Partners Architects has designed the new community […]

Pelli Clarke Pelli unveils folded glass One Congress tower in Boston

Pelli Clarke Pelli has revealed plans to build an office tower in Boston with a folded glass facade that resembles a “dramatic theatrical curtain”. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the Connecticut firm behind San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower, the building is set to rise 611 feet (186m metres) and feature a curved glass shell that […]

Balconies branch out from Sou Fujimoto’s tree-like tower in Montpellier

Balconies fan out like leaves from the mixed-use L’Arbre Blanc tower, which Sou Fujimoto has completed in Montpellier with Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel and OXO Architectes. Modelled on the shape of a tree, the curved 17-storey building contains 113 apartments with cantilevering balconies, alongside publicly accessible facilities on the ground floor and rooftop. This layout […]

World’s first 360-degree infinity pool proposed for London skyline

Compass Pools has unveiled a concept for a four-sided infinity pool atop a London skyscraper, accessed via a submarine-style door. Called Infinity London, the project is described by the swimming pool manufacturer as “only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool”. The pool is imagined atop a 220-metre-high, 55-storey skyscraper. Containing 600,000 […]

Supertall Camlica TV and Radio Tower nears completion in Istanbul

Melike Altınışık Architects‘ 369-metre-high Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower has almost completed in Istanbul, with only the engineered facade left to install. Construction began on the supertall telecommunications tower in 2011, and is due to finish later this year. When finished, it will be the highest structure above sea level in the city. With staggered, […]

Perkins+Will designs “world’s tallest hybrid wood tower” for Vancouver

Laminated wood and concrete will form the hybrid structural system of the high-rise Canada’s Earth Tower that global firm Perkins+Will has unveiled for British Columbia. The project, called Canada’s Earth Tower, is planned for a 1.3-acre (0.5-hectare) property along Eighth Avenue near Vancouver‘s Burrard Slopes neighbourhood. The site is currently occupied by a nondescript, four-storey building […]

Herzog & de Meuron’s Tour Triangle set to be built in Paris after passing final legal hurdle

The Tour Triangle, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is poised to become the first skyscraper built in central Paris since 1973, after winning a lengthy court battle. Paris’s administrative court has upheld a building permit that was issued in April 2015, rejecting two appeals that had been filled against the building. The court found that the building […]

Steven Holl reveals pair of towers connected by plant-filled bridges in Shenzhen

Steven Holl Architects has designed two glass towers linked by garden bridges, which will become the headquarters for biotech company iCarbonX in Shenzhen, China. Described by Steven Holl Architects as “living and working towers”, the development will combine a cylindrical 150-metre-high residential block with a sweeping 200-metre-high office skyscraper, intended to resemble the form of […]

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