565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City

Italian architect Renzo Piano has completed his 565 Broome Soho – a New York condominium development comprising two identical glass towers. Piano’s firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has completed the 30-storey residential tower in Lower Manhattan, with interiors by Paris studio Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI). Called 565 Broome Soho, the project occupies a […]

Ron Arad completes ToHA office tower in Tel Aviv

British-Israeli designer and architect Ron Arad has completed an office tower in Tel Aviv “inspired by an iceberg” with an angular glass exterior that widens in the middle. Located in the Israeli city’s Nahalat Yitsak neighbourhood, the ToHA tower comprises 28 floors that step out towards the middle of the building, and then back inwards […]

Shipwreck tower set to become Czech Republic’s tallest building

A red shipwreck crashes into this high-rise, which Black n’ Arch and sculptor David Černý have designed for developer Trigema on the outskirts of Prague. The shipwreck will envelop the 135-metre-high building, named Top Tower, which is expected to become the tallest building in Czech Republic and contain a mix of housing and office spaces. Its […]

Michaelis Boyd reveals interiors for Studio Gang-designed Brooklyn tower

Architecture firm Michaelis Boyd has unveiled its design for the interiors of Brooklyn’s upcoming residential tower 11 Hoyt by Studio Gang, which offers two contrasting palettes for condos. Michaelis Boyd has created the interiors for Studio Gang‘s 57-storey condominium tower, which is under construction in Downtown Brooklyn and slated to open next year. The tower […]

SO&CO squeezes 2.7-metre-wide office block into alley in Tokyo

SO&CO has slotted a skinny office building into an alley between two buildings in Tokyo, Japan, which contains five tiny concrete workspaces. The office block, named the Multi-Tenant Building in Ginza, is located on a narrow L-shaped plot on a densely-packed backstreet in one of the city’s leading shopping districts. It has a stark concrete […]

ACDF builds Panorama retirement home for “sophisticated seniors” on outskirts of Montreal

Montreal firm ACDF Architecture has designed a 30-storey tower to accommodate elderly housing in Quebec featuring interiors that are more akin to a boutique hotel. The firm completed the project called Panorama in Laval, a city that is about a 40-minute drive from Montreal, Canada. It comprises a slender residential tower and a two-storey linear volume […]

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 […]

“I didn’t expect to build in Manhattan” says Álvaro Siza

In this exclusive video interview, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera discusses his first building in the US, a luxury condominium tower in New York City. Speaking to Dezeen in New York, the 86-year-old architect said that he did not imagine he would ever receive such a commission. “I didn’t expect to build in Manhattan,” he […]

MAD’s first European building nears completion in Paris

A sinuous facade of stepped terraces envelops MAD‘s UNIC apartment tower, which is nearing completion in Paris, France. Developed in collaboration with local studio Biecher Architectes, the 13-storey residential building will become MAD‘s first completed project in Europe. The block is wrapped in balconies that will be fitted with planters to double as “raised gardens” […]

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 […]

World’s tallest modular tower is now Clement Canopy in Singapore

Construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International has built Clement Canopy, a pair of 140-metre-high towers made of prefabricated concrete modules. Bouygues Bâtiment International claims the development in Singapore has set a new record for the tallest modular tower. Previously the title had been held by George Street, a 135-metre tower built in Croydon, England, by Tide […]

SOM completes double-cantilevered Manhattan Loft Gardens tower

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a 143-metre-high tower with two cantilevers designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill that overlooks London‘s 2012 Olympic Games park. Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) engineered the concrete and steel frame so that it could accommodate three sky-gardens notched into the 42-storey building. The 42-storey tower has three sky-gardens Most of the […]

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 […]

OMA completes stepped glass tower The Avery in San Francisco

Architecture firm OMA has completed its first project on America’s West Coast: a glass condo tower in San Francisco with stepped corners. The Avery is a 56-storey condominium tower located four blocks from San Francisco Bay. OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jason Long designed the 600-foot-high (183-metre-high) building for developer Related, with the aim to […]

Ron Arad’s twisting ToHA tower nears completion in Tel Aviv

Ron Arad Architects has revealed a twisted tower that is narrow at the base but widens at the top, built as the first phase of the ToHA office complex in Tel Aviv. British-Israeli designer Ron Arad designed the offices to take advantage of a constricted site by expanding and rotating the 29-storey tower as it rises. […]

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 […]

CetraRuddy reveals art-deco New York tower designed for Rockefeller Group

CetraRuddy has designed a chevron-patterned tower for the developers of New York’s Rockefeller Center, which draws on the art deco architecture of the complex. Designed by local architecture firm CetraRuddy for the Rockefeller Group, the 45-storey Rose Hill tower is currently under construction in New York’s NoMad neighbourhood. Once complete, the condominium will feature a […]

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, […]

University of Stuttgart makes Urbach Tower from self-shaping wood

University of Stuttgart engineers have harnessed the natural shrinking process of wood as it loses moisture to create this world-first self-twisted tower in Germany. The university’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) built the Urbach Tower in the Rems Valley for the Remstal Garden Show. […]

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