Skyscraper architecture

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Project • By GKD Metal FabricsExhibition Centres

King Power MahaNakhon

Reminiscent of a Tetris cube, the pedestal of this mixed-use skyscraper in Bangkok is created from framed Sambesi PC weave and disguises the tower’s parking facilities. More

Project • By 21 ArquitecturaOffices

Floating Skyscraper

Currently there is a serious problem of the most indispensable resource worldwide: WATER. The World Health Organization reports that water scarcity affects 4 out of 10 people worldwide. It is very important to mention that the increase in climate change observed in recent years has become more visible, especially in water: droughts, floods, storms, flood water can contaminate supplies and with it spread diseases and increase poverty . A harsh reality facing the Mexican people is that 10,496,000 homes do not have a daily water supply, which represents a total of 44 million Mexicans. Mexico appears in the group of nations with 'High water stress', ranking 24th out of 164 nations studied. The ‘water stress” is the percentage of w... More

Project • By Elenberg Fraser ArchitectureMasterplans

Victoria One

We used to be told that we would love every piece of Victoria, and Elenberg Fraser has taken this on board. You can now find every piece of Victoria in our new building Victoria One, on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. Our first project with developer Golden Age marks the next chapter in Elenberg Fraser’s story of rejuvenation for Melbourne’s northern corner. The form and façade of this mixed-use tower recalls Victoria’s famous landscapes – the gardens, waterfalls, rainforests, waterways and beaches that make up this southern state. The fluid façade appears soft and yielding like the local parks, oceans and rivers. Green glazing with gold highlights gives a botanic feel. The fins – which appropr... More

Project • By Elenberg Fraser ArchitectureMasterplans

Federal Street

Elenberg Fraser love Auckland. We have long admired the city and its exports in culture and business and the arts. Almost 20 years ago we published the works of the great Rewi Thompson in Transition magazine, it is powerful work that we have absorbed and never forgotten. So our response to the Federal Street site is a personal and complex one. In contemporary architecture, landscape is often reduced to view lines and decoration. But we have sought to evacuate the ground plane and to reinstate the traditional forests of the New Zealand Taraire. We see this as a gift to the city, a visceral tactile forest experience with waterfalls and rocks and moss and layered dense vegetation – a real, living forest experience for residents and visi... More