Office tower

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Project • By TPG ArchitectureOffices

525 W. Van Buren Lobby

525 West Van Buren is a Class A office tower in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Founded in 1981, the owner of 525 West Van Buren provides real estate investment management services on an international scale and manages an extensive portfolio in both the public and private property markets. In recent years, the area has undergone a period of urban renewal, led by the redevelopment of the city’s historic Union Station and the long-vacant Post Office. With the region anticipating more attention, TPG was engaged by the owner to reimagine the building’s lobby presence, keeping in line with the same characteristics as seen in the surrounding, rapid development.   Despite the floor to ceiling windows around... More
Nurol Life, Istanbul, Turkey. Project by Hakan Kiran Architecture. Light planning by ZKLD Light Design Studio
Nurol Life, Istanbul, Turkey. Project by Hakan Kiran Architecture. Light planning by ZKLD Light Design Studio
Nurol Life, Istanbul, Turkey. Project by Hakan Kiran Architecture. Light planning by ZKLD Light Design Studio
Nurol Life, Istanbul, Turkey. Project by Hakan Kiran Architecture. Light planning by ZKLD Light Design Studio
Nurol Life, Istanbul, Turkey. Project by Hakan Kiran Architecture. Light planning by ZKLD Light Design Studio

Project • By L&L Luce&LightOffices

Nurol Life

Nurol Life is an architectural project whose strong visual presence makes a huge impact. The lofty tower (220 metres) and base structure of this building complex stand in the centre of Istanbul and were designed by the Turkish architectural practice Hakan Kiran Architecture to give greater prominence to the area. The minimalist and elegant Nurol Life, completed in 2018, stands out against the city’s urban fabric, in an exclusive area surrounded by a green belt of parks and forests. The interior space is divided into separate structures dedicated to specific functions: the exclusive office area, the residential apartment area and the main entrance area, and contains a total of 501 apartments and 50 offices.  The lighting project... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

18 King Wah Road

Amid the heavy rains of a typhoon in Hong Kong last July, we were very lucky to have had a few moments of clean sky for the photoshoot of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ project, 18 King Wah Road. Located in North Point, the eastern district of Hong Kong Island, 18 King Wah Road is a new 23-​story office building in Hong Kong and second commission for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. 18 King Wah Road commands a striking view of Victoria Harbor and Kowloon Bay, and to the west, PCPA’s iconic International Financial Centre marks the skyline.In contrast to the density of its urban neighbors, the design of PCPA’s building is airy and buoyant. The triple-​height Y-​shaped columns that support the base of the tower deliver an exciting visual on... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

Jing'an Ronghui Plaza

Jing’an Ronghui Plaza consists of two towers, one high-end residential buildings and serviced apartments. The programme is distributed within four individual volumes. The residential and office towers - linked by a ground floor retail layer - are placed across the site to optimise sun orientation and reduce the casting of shadows on the plot, while simultaneously reducing impact on the surrounding buildings. The facade design for Jing’an Ronghui Plaza was developed around two principle elements. The horizontal ribbons that wrap around balconies and facade openings and the vertical shifts in the ribbons towards the main street which add a vertical articulation to the buildings and ground them on the site. Large glass openings a... More