Skyscraper

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Project • By iGuzziniShops

Torre Manacar

The Torre Manacar (Manacar Tower) is the only skyscraper that emerges from the urban fabric of Mexico City. It stands in the southern part of the city at the intersection between the Avenida de Los Insurgentes and the Circuito Interior inner ring highway.The mixed purpose - residential and retail - building is the last project created by the late architect, Teodoro González de León, who was always very aware of the relationship between light and architecture. The need to define the building’s artificial lighting was an important requirement right from the start of the project given the tower’s massive presence in natural daylight. Its geometrical structure is extremely distinctive and therefore both the architect a... More

Project • By Nervegna ReedCultural Centres

Melbourne Quakers Centre

The Quakers Centre in Melbourne is a renovation and addition to a 1960s office building on the edge of the Melbourne CBD. The building houses the Quaker library, offices and a meeting room that will be used for worship on Sundays and is intended for other meetings during the week, such as the local Islamic community. The site is a triangular wedge of leftover space between the north-south orientated greater Melbourne grid and the city grid, which is rotated approximately 28°.   A number of shifting asymmetrical circles have been inserted within the triangular space to detonate the shift between the city and surrounding suburbs, notating an almost subconscious sense of our placement in the wider environment. Much time was spent di... More

Project • By Goldray GlassHotels

Marriott Marquis Houston

There’s a saying that “everything’s bigger in Texas”, and the Marriott Marquis is no exception. Boasting over a thousand rooms and standing thirty storeys tall, when the Marquis opened in December 2016 it increased downtown Houston’s hotel room capacity by twenty percent. The hotel is located beside the George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green park. Just like everything else in the Marquis, the event spaces are extensive with over 150,000 square feet of space to host corporate and social events. According to the interior designers at Looney & Associates, the design concept was to design a large-scale hotel with detail, ambiance and character with using the local region as inspiration. Througho... More

Project • By Goldray GlassOffices

Cheniere Energy

A leader in natural gas exports, Cheniere Energy in Houston, Texas has seen a rapid increase in productivity and revenue over the past few years. As such, they were in need of a larger space to accommodate the influx of employees required to sustain their growth pattern. They chose not to renovate their existing offices where they leased four and a half floors, but rather to relocate to the award-winning skyscraper, Pennzoil Place, in downtown Houston. The new space spans eight floors, covering more than 167,000 square feet.Working closely with the designers at PDR Corp. Cheniere Energy was able to convey their vision of a minimalistic neighborhood of spaces that promotes connectivity and collaboration. To support the minimalistic design, w... More

Project • By Easst architectsRestaurants

Mus Bar

The designed space is situated on the top floor of a skyscraper located in the very center of Poznań. The curtain walls are fully glazed and behind them there is a view of the magnificent panorama of the city. The facade mesh is regular and there are huge glass panes between the columns made of black concrete. This building is located in the geometrical center of the most important district of the city. It towers over the city like a modern sculpture. There are green roofs on the cut out cascades of the body of the building.    The main functional rooms of the MUS restaurant are composed around the building core, in which the staircases and elevators, as well as the main structural bolt are located. This ensures easy commu... More

Project • By duearchitettiShops

Moroni Gomma Milano

The new store Moronigomma in Milan, Corso Garibaldi 123, arose in a privileged urban area, in between 19th century buildings and the most contemporary part of the city, the ever-changing area of the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. An area of the city in constant activity throughout the whole day, due to the presence of offices, shops and restaurants. The retail space where the shop is located is in the heart of this context and through the large double-height window on Corso Garibaldi it is able to absorb all its vitality.   The main objective of the project necessarily becomes to ensure full visual permeability between the inside and the outside. The glass surfaces are left clear in all their transparency. The only diaphragm designed in... More

Project • By CiguëApartments

Loft New York

Soho Soho is historically an industrial area, where lofts, before being used as artists’ studio were production units. Large and deep plateaus with not much light at the center. A space dedicated to work and storage. The activity of these production units started collapsing during the 19th century, leaving numerous vacant spaces at a very low price. In the 60’s, these cheap units attract artists in search of wider spaces of work, adapted to new techniques and practices developing then.   In 1973, the area is officially named the ‘Cast Iron District’ by the authorities, after the façade designed to develop a quick construction system for large scales. These NY historical buildings predate by a hundred ye... More

Project • By TCHOBAN VOSS ArchitektenOffices

Federation Complex

Situated only a few kilometres from the Kremlin and in the middle of the Moscow City agglomeration of skyscrapers, Federation Tower is, at almost 347 metres high, one of the highest building in Europe. Designed by architects Peter Schweger (SAA Schweger Architekten) and Sergei Tchoban (nps tchoban voss GmbH& Co. KG), this two-tower complex took first place in an international competition, defeating projects by other outstanding architects. Construction began only after a lengthy phase of design adjustments and approvals. The smaller of the two towers (Tower West) was completed in 2008; the taller tower (Tower East) is approaching completion, which is scheduled for 2016.   Urban-planning situationThe Moscow City business district... More
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Project • By Bylu DesignApartments

Skyline Apartment

Skyline apartment is located in a luxury compound in Lujiazui, the financial district and business heart of Shanghai. Surrounded by skyscrapers, the 240 sqm apartment is a contemporary home for a modern Chinese family. As requested by the client, the design features natural materials and light colors in order to create an urban retreat from the crowded and chaotic city. The entrance divides the plan functionally, separating the open plan living area, with dining and tea space, from the night area. A custom made furniture is the key element of the project: it unfolds and transform through the whole apartment, from the entrance till the living area and bedroom, changing its function on the way from welcoming bench and cabinet, to shoes st... More

Project • By LW Design GroupRestaurants

Le Royal Meridien Club Tower

Le Royal Meridien Club Tower is one of the most premium resorts in the United Arab Emirates. As an incredible height of luxury, it has solidified itself as one of the major attractions in the beautiful city of Dubai. LW design received an offer to work on many of the guestrooms and suites at Le Royal Meridien Club Tower, and our team took the offer in stride.   Despite being constructed and decorated beautifully, the Meridien Club Tower was looking for a much lighter and softer touch to their rooms. To be specific, something that would better resonate with the luxurious beachside feeling of the view outside the rooms. And our team of designers knew exactly what to change in those rooms, so they felt all the more inviting.   Cl... More

Project • By CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)Apartments

ONE SANLITUN • FENDI

Each international metropolis has its landmarks, such as One 57 in New York, One Hyde Park in London, One Shenzhen Bay, and Beijing's One Sanlitun. Situated at the busiest and prosperous commercial hub of Beijing, One Sanlitun soars into the skyline and enjoys a rare serene ambience. In the skyscraper, CCD created a series of luxury serviced apartments themed on various century-old brands including Armani, Aston Martin, Chanel, Hermès, Bottega Veneta and Fendi, by incorporating elements and styles of those classic brands into the interior design.   FENDI FENDI is an Italian luxury fashion brand, which has deep roots in Rome — "The Eternal City".   Be it the first-ever fashion video shoot on Rome's fountain spots,... More

Project • By Rulon InternationalOffices

Two Union Square

The original structure, completed in 1989, is a 56-floor gateway to Seattle. As the third tallest skyscraper in Seattle, Two Union Square contributes to the notoriety of the city’s skyline. The vibrant and lively office space underwent a remodel in 2018 - with a vision to bring the outdoors in.  The challenge was to create a ceiling that emulated the waves of the Pacific, as well as create a sustainable - and tasteful - space to align with the ethos of Union Square. Depicting waves, a product of nature distinct in both their size and curvature, out of wood deepened the complexity of the framework for the ceiling system and resulted in vastly different configurations for components throughout the ceiling.  The General Contr... More

Project • By Bates Smart ArchitectsApartments

Collins House

Modular superslim tower solves an increasing problem in high-density citiesCollins House by Australian architecture and interiors firm Bates Smart shows the potential that can be unlocked when technologically innovative prefabricated construction solutions are applied to small footprint innercity sites, allowing them to become viable for redevelopment.   Australia’s first ‘flat-packed’ slender skyscraperCollins House, a new 184m residential tower on Melbourne’s Collins Street, is built on a footprint of just 480 sqm. With a height ratio of 1:16, it is Australia’s slimmest tower. Sandwiched between two buildings, its street frontage is only 11.5m wide, which is equivalent to one netball court. It is the f... More

Project • By Landon Bone Baker ArchitectsApartments

Tierra Linda

LBBA has been working with Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) for over 25 years to transform empty lots and rundown buildings into safe, decent housing close to schools, parks, and other services. Together, we have built and renovated over 175 units of affordable housing in Humboldt Park. Tierra Linda, a scattered-site housing project located near the Bloomingdale Trail, has been developed to nurture health and healthy living. In July 2014, LUCHA led an interactive eco-charrette to generate and target sustainability goals for its new wellness-centered housing development. The kick-off event, which brought together members of the design team with the maintenance staff, tenants, and neighbors of the future development, intr... More

Project • By AD9 ArchitectsOffices

Anpha Office

Anpha office was formed after some big changes regarding its function from the investor. At first, we were tasked with creating a house for 5 family members, including a grandmother, a married couple and their two children. We are getting more accustomed to Saigon housing projects, however this construction has a big length, and we want to utilize that feature to create spaces that are interactive and connective for family members. We reserved a large portion of the length for the skylight, which is the main space to connect the rest of the spaces in the house, the activities, the balance between static and non-static, air movement, light and nature.   When the base of the construction was done, the investor shared with us his wish t... More