Skyscraper

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Project • By EDGEHotels

JBR Beachfront Hotel Tower 5‐Star Luxury Hotel

This is the second iteration of the JBR Hotel. The client felt that the site could handle more density to maximize the potential of the land on which it stands.The building is surrounded by terraced outdoor decks, which are a great spot to watch the sunrise and the sunset.5-Star Hotel, 800-key, 2B + Podium + 60-Storey More

Project • By EDGEHotels

Coastal Towers, Bay La Sun, KSA

The Tadawul-listed Emaar, The Economic City is developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the region’s largest-of-its-kind real estate project in Saudi Arabia. The 181 km2 development on the Red Sea coast, energises the economy through diverse components including a port, industrial zone, and residential projects. The focal point of the coastal strip is called the Coastal Towers. Emaar - The Economic City appointed EDGE to design five towers ranging from G+25 to G+60 in height.   The layout was arranged so that all four surrounding towers have direct sea views while the central tower has 80% apartments with direct views. With over 83% floor plate efficiency, despite the innovative forms, the design provides a solid return o... More

Project • By ARCHI TE KTOApartments

Birdman's Nest

The apartment is located in a penthouse on one of Moscow skyscrapers with stunning panoramic view of city.   The apartment space is divided into common and private functional zones. Common zone combines three parts: living room, dining room and kitchen. Private zone includes music room, bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms. A great floor height of the building has allowed to create an additional floor in the private zone, while conserving spacious double height area in the living room.   The staircase from the living room leads up to the music room and other private rooms which are located on the loft over the kitchen. The extravagant living room with it's unusual lighting design based on author's drawings and the impressive... More

Project • By ROY DAVID STUDIOOffices

Aleph VC Offices

The 700 square-meter office is located in the heart of Tel Aviv in an area filled with Bauhaus buildings and eclectic hybrid skyscrapers; a blended composition of historical structures and modern elements. The space itself is located on the top levels of a historic Bauhaus building, typical of the area. Roy David Architecture was tasked with making the space habitable for the high tech, innovative venture capital company, Aleph.The VC, is focused on partnering with entrepreneurs from various disciplines to help scale them into large, meaningful companies with globally recognized brands. Befitting the building’s surroundings, the firm focused on preserving the historical values of the space while infusing modern elements. This... More

Project • By NDAStudioIndividual Buildings

BioCell Skyscraper

Unbalanced development of cities due to the lack of consideration of environmental issues and sustainable development, along with mismanagement, causing serious environmental issues such as excessive carbon emissions, pollutions, heat islands, destroying natural ecosystems. In order to meet the needs of the increasing population of cities, future development is inevitable and among it, the process of environmental degradation and growth of urban ecological footprint will be continued. Continuing this kind of development will be follow by environmental crises such as climate change and global warming. Building industry has an important factor in engender and intensification of these crises. Biological Urban Cell (BioCell) is the solution for... More

Project • By OFFICEUNTITLEDHotels

Woodlark Hotel

Designed to reflect the nuance, soul, and beauty of Portland, Woodlark redefines hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. Built in 1912 as one of Portland’s earliest commercial skyscrapers, the Woodlark Building served as Portland’s first pharmacy.   The adjacent building and hotel’s east wing, The Cornelius Hotel, was built in 1908. OFFICEUNTITLED retrofitted the two adjacent buildings, the original wood frame windows were removed, restored, and reinstalled with new insulated glazing units, the exterior brick was cleaned and repointed, and the damaged metal mansard roofs and intricate ornamental metal detailing had to be substantially reconstructed. The majority of the interior walls of the building were demolished to... More

Project • By Skidmore, Owings & MerrillOffices

Burj Jumeira

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, recently unveiled the design for Burj Jumeira, an aerodynamic, 550-meter tower located in the Al Sufouh area of the popular Jumeirah neighborhood of Dubai. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the skyscraper will be one of the tallest buildings in the world. The first phase of the project will be completed in 2023.Located directly between the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel and the Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj Jumeira will become the new focal point in the Dubai skyline and in the Jumeirah neighborhood. Its upper stories will feature world-class dining, active programming, and multiple observation decks with 3... More

Project • By COOKFOX ArchitectsOffices

COOKFOX Studio

Nestled among the skyscrapers of “billionaire’s row” are the historic jewels of Midtown Manhattan’s rise into the sky, the fashionable towers built by companies like Goodrich and General Motors, in muscular iterations of gothic revival, Viennese Secessionism and Art Deco styles. Designed by Carèrre& Hastings for the Fisk Tire company in 1920, the Fisk building’s 26 floors taper back in a series of terraces. COOKFOX chose the 17th floor to explore the next generation of workplace, a studio designed to join three planted terraces in an expression of our mission to connect people to nature within the built environment. Entry is defined by a crisply demarcated gallery hall, its expanse of exhibition walls and rhythm of concrete beams establ... More

Project • By CosentinoOffices

ToHa

In the centre of Tel Aviv, at the intersection of two business streets, the ToHA building rises until reaching 29 storeys. Its unique faceted volume, shaped like an iceberg, was designed by Ron Arad with the local team of Avner Yashar. The ToHa building offers a unique office complex fit out with a public garden, an observation deck, and a restaurant. More than 28,000 square meters of Dekton® by Cosentino clad the ensemble, and appear on the ventilated facades, flooring, elevators, ceilings, and the interior partitions. The Dekton pieces, of 10.000 different dimensions and types, were produced and cut at the Cosentino headquarters in Spain, and then transported by sea to Israel. The architectural and decorative valueOne of the main strategi... More

Project • By Olivari B. spaOffices

Pirelli Tower

Designed and produced for the most famous of the buildings designed by architect Gio Ponti, the Pirelli skyscraper (1955-60), the Lama handle is an undisputed masterpiece of modern design, an object that took on the importance of a universally known and appreciated archetype all over the world. In order to enhance the absolute modernity of the building, it was designed and prototyped together with Cono and Ring around the mid-fifties by virtue of the fruitful professional relationship established between Ponti and Ernesto Olivari. Characterized by the essentiality and the harmonic line which join hub and lever, the handle, which in origin was produced both with brass and - as for the Pirelli - with aluminum, has being present uninterruptedl... More

Project • By MAD ArchitectsOffices

East 34th

MAD Architects Softens New York City's Skyline with 'East 34th’MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, releases an alternative vision for New York City high-rises with ‘East 34th’. Unlike the pinnacles of conventional towers that typically express very distinct, imposing outlines, ‘East 34th’ expresses a deep-coloured glass curtain-wall façade that slowly fades into a slender and fluid transparent cap,quietly dissolving into the atmosphere.Having materialised as a result of economic growth, New York City’s skyline has become one of the most recognisable in the world, where skyscrapers rise tall and en masse. Located adjacent to the ‘Empire State Building’ – which held the title of the world’s tallest building for almost 40 years – ‘East 34th’ is... More
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger
Fotograf: Martin Baitinger

Project • By DITTEL ARCHITEKTEN GMBHExhibition Centres

Citizens Advice Bureau Frankfurt am Main

For the reorientation of the Citizens Advice Bureau in Frankfurt am Main, DIA - Dittel Architekten developed and implemented an overall concept for the city. The Citizens Advice Bureau is intended to become the central point of contact for citizens at its new, more prominent location on the famous alleyway »Hinter dem Lämmchen« in the DomRömer Quarter, which was opened in 2018. DIA developed an innovative platform for modern communication, information and exchange in the form of a showroom with an interactive digital concept. As part of an invitational announcement, the design of the architects at DIA prevailed. Representative attraction in the new DomRömer QuarterThe highly representative importance of the Citizens Advice Bureau is not onl... More

Project • By Keiji Ashizawa DesignPrivate Houses

Skycourt

SKYCOURT is the result of an extensive renovation to a “bubble-era“ semi-detached house, transforming it into a modern house connected to the city. Located in a quiet residential area, the house is just a few blocks from one of Tokyo’s major business districts. The clients were very ambitious: they wanted to maximize the living space, be able to use the rooftop space, create a backyard with privacy, and develop a structure flooded with light.Every successful renovation project requires the clients and architect to first recognize the positive characteristics of the existing space. For example, even though we cannot make large modifications to the building structure, how can we best leverage the frame construction and walls? What kind of spa... More

Project • By Alberto Caiola StudioBars

NYX rooftop club

A hand-drawn architecture of light, inspired by classical constructions, Nyx offers an alternative view of the most luminous of cities.Commanding, convivial and named after the Greek goddess of the night, Nyx is a rooftop bar in central Shanghai. Inspired by classical architectural ruins and wrapped in UV reactive cords, it affords spectacular city views. A monumental frame for the futuristic metropolis’ backdrop of glowing neon and luminous highways, Nyx offers an alternative, surreal experience in China's foremost city of lights.Maintaining a continuous dialogue with its contemporary context, Nyx echoes a distant past while projecting towards an abstract future, blending tropes of cultures and identities. The resulting installation s... More

Project • By MecanooOffices

Hengli International Headquarters

Ranked as one of the cities with the most skyscrapers, Shenzhen is the epitome of a contemporary megalopolis. In this dense urban context, the city’s policies focus on the quality of public life and innovative green design. The Hengli Group Headquarters will host the world's largest weaving enterprise in a Shenzhen Bay landmark, displaying the company’s culture in line with the new ambitious urban policies.Mecanoo’s design is a composition of two volumes with a commercial plinth. The top two levels of the lower building are fused to the 238 m high tower. The volumes contract and expand to accommodate public space and vegetation on different levels. The plinth is ‘carved out’ to create a sense of scale and increase permea... More