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BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

Cross # Towers is a residential housing project for the Yongsan International Business District (Dreamhub) that consists of two towers - one is 214 meters tall and the other is 204 meters tall. The

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BIG Unveils Plans for Its New Twisting Residential Skyscraper in Vancouver

BIG Unveils Plans for Its New Twisting Residential Skyscraper in Vancouver

BIG's daring proposal for the Vancouver 49-storey residential tower includes a 9-storey podium with market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility. Inside there would be 600 residential

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SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Design Director Ross Wimer commented upon SOM's winning Greenland Group Suzhou Center tower, stating: “This design is the result of a serious interdisciplinary collaboration in our Chicago office. Like

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Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

Richard Meier & Partners Unveil New Aztec-Inspired Mitikah Tower for Mexico City

The slender and elegant 34-story tower rises above a transparent and translucent building base, and is part of a mixed-use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by

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SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

The 74 story tower is innovative in its asymmetrical design and is a feat of engineering. The south wall is constructed from concrete and conceived as a protective skin to insulate the building against

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Tour Bois-le-Prêtre: 60′s Parisian Social Housing Tower Renovated into Gleaming Efficient Apartment Complex

Tour Bois-le-Prêtre: 60′s Parisian Social Housing Tower Renovated into Gleaming Efficient Apartment Complex

The 17-story building was conceived as a low-cost social housing block - one of many that popped up throughout Europe at the time. A façade renovation 20 years ago eliminated much of the character of the

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,

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MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

Last week MVRDV unveiled plans for "The Cloud" - two luxury condo towers in Seoul, South Korea joined by a pixelated "cloud" of protruding sections that bloom from the middle. Much to the surprise of

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The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

Located at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub, designed by Daniel Liebskind, the Cloud will be a unique high rise in the new business district. The residential complex is formed out of two skyscrapers -

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Located at the center of the financial district, the Warsaw tower will create a striking landmark as it rises above the other surrounding towers. The tower is composed of three stepped volumes increasing

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Angkasa Raya: Landmark Tower Set to Hover Amidst Sky Gardens in Kuala Lumpur

Angkasa Raya: Landmark Tower Set to Hover Amidst Sky Gardens in Kuala Lumpur

Comprised of two slab-like blocks set upon a lush plinth at the base, and third slab mounted on top of the sky gardens, the tower was designed to compliment but not mirror the iconic twin towers next

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Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Inspiration for the Taiwan tower's design came from woven bamboo or bamboo scaffolding - a meshed exterior encases all the programmatic elements. The weaving of the structure creates an intricate pattern

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Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

The conceptual tower would provide a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall with all the same amenities and luxuries as a casino on the Las Vegas strip. Located between the dam and the bypass

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KfW Headquarters Aims to be the Most Energy-Efficient Office Tower in Europe

KfW Headquarters Aims to be the Most Energy-Efficient Office Tower in Europe

Sauerbruch Hutton designed the building to harmonize with its surrounding environs. The shape of the building is angled to let the prevailing breezes slip by, reducing uneven air pressures across its

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Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

At first conceived as three wings spiraling out from a central core, the newly renovated tower retains the original concept, but adds to it in many significant ways. First, the tower's height was

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OMA’s Pixelated Stadskantoor Skyscraper Scores BREEAM Excellent

OMA’s Pixelated Stadskantoor Skyscraper Scores BREEAM Excellent

Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the commission in 2009 with an unorthodox design that met the use requirements set by the city while rising to the challenge of being the “most sustainable

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AS+GG’s Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World’s 4th Tallest Building

AS+GG’s Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World’s 4th Tallest Building

Clocking in at 119-levels, the Wuhan Greenland Center will have about 3,230,000 sq ft of floor space and include about 2,153,000 sq ft of offices, 538,200 sq ft of luxury apartments and condominiums, a

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Crystal Gardens Tower: A Vertical Street Featuring Community Gardens On Every Sixth Floor

Crystal Gardens Tower: A Vertical Street Featuring Community Gardens On Every Sixth Floor

The 35 story tower is located on a small (360 sq meter) corner lot in downtown Melbourne and will include ground floor retail, three floors of offices and 154 apartments. Density is balanced in this

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Work Set to Resume On London’s Energy Efficient “Cheese Grater” Building

Work Set to Resume On London’s Energy Efficient “Cheese Grater” Building

The 50-story tower opposite Lloyd’s of London will rise to 224.5 m (802 ft) in the shape of a leaning ladder. Construction has only barely begun and the building is already being referred to as the

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MVRDV’s Shenzhen Guosen Tower Is A Giant Energy Efficient Chinese Lantern

MVRDV’s Shenzhen Guosen Tower Is A Giant Energy Efficient Chinese Lantern

The volume of the tower has a square floor plan with an elegant, slender volume that allows daylight to reach into the building to provide a more pleasurable working environment for employees. So that

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Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

The high rise conglomerate is built from local materials and stands on a reinforced concrete pier foundation to be able to withstand the shifting sands. Steel and reinforced concrete will be used to

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Shenzen Interchange: New Landmark Tower Has Green Pockets Chiseled Right Into Its Sides

Shenzen Interchange: New Landmark Tower Has Green Pockets Chiseled Right Into Its Sides

The location of the tower at major crossroads is a very significant aspect of the design and largely influenced the building's volume. A low shopping podium is diagonally cut in the same path as the

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Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Australia’s first Passive House certified building will also be part of a new breed of zero carbon multi-story buildings that use wood as a central building component. Designed by Melbourne based Studio

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Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The underwater skyscraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle

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Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Forming the cornerstone of the commercial building is the historic seven-story Jean Batten Building, which was built in the modern style in 1942. The Jean Batten Building serves as one of the corners of

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4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

You have four days left to register your proposal for the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, one of the most exciting annual architecture design competitions. Students, architects, engineers, and

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Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Image ©Eddie Boyd The central core of the 72 story structure topped out at 244 meters on December 8th, making the tower the tallest building in the UK at 310 meters. A considerable amount of work is

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LEED Gold Veer Towers Soar Over CityCenter in Las Vegas

LEED Gold Veer Towers Soar Over CityCenter in Las Vegas

One reporter has appropriately described the twin condominium buildings as leaning "across one another like a pair of drunken revelers." Others may see the 37-story glass towers as a welcome departure

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Stunning Star-Shaped Taiwan Tower With Built-In Wind Turbine

Stunning Star-Shaped Taiwan Tower With Built-In Wind Turbine

The tower's form was inspired by Taiwan's diamond industry, traditional origami, the Eiffel Tower, and the star, which is part of Taiwan's flag. Combining all of these visual icons together into one

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The Agoras Project Creates a Quiet Urban Escape in Busy Istanbul

The Agoras Project Creates a Quiet Urban Escape in Busy Istanbul

Located in the heart of the bustling metropolis of Istanbul, the Agoras Project is a green oasis and a sea of calm amongst urban sprawl. This mixed-use residential development offers up different sized

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