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NewsNews • 2 Aug 2022

Foster + Partners unveil a 300m tall Sculptural Edifice in Kuwait City

Foster + Partners disclose the completion of a supertall skyscraper that will serve as the headquarters of the National Bank of Kuwait. Soaring 300 metres above Sharq, the financial district of Kuwait, the iconic building is the latest addition to the city’s ever-evolving urban landscape.  Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Responding to Kuwait’s extreme climate, the tower takes shape as a fin-wrapped cylindrical volume. The concrete fins that extend throughout the length of the building, not just provide structural support but also help in effective shading of interior spaces and minimize solar gain. The northern side of the structure is opened through a strip of glazing to frame views of the Arabian Gulf. Nige... More

Project • By Architectural Visualization Studio Vis-ONResidential Landscape

Beregovoy landscape

Beregovoi is inspired by the river. The glass and aluminum façade resembles a waterfall, while the shape of the building resembles a wave. Caption Caption Caption Caption More

Project • By Rapp+RappOffices

De Kroon

Situated between Central Station and the Spui, next to the new Ministries of Foreign Affairs, stands De Kroon, a 131m high rise residential tower including office- and commercial space. The area is bounded on three sides by busy traffic arteries. The basic principles of the building design are based on the plot settings of the early American skyscrapers. An important reference for the building was the early high-rise typology of the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century in Chicago. Kim Zwarts   The office- and residential buildings are located next to each other on a commercial plinth. The 23m high office building is organized around an atrium hall. The adjacent residential tower covers 253 apartments. The setbacks o... More

Project • By HPP ArchitectsOffices

Maslak Square

The building ensemble “Maslak Square” for the client Kapital Real Estate Development comprises two crystalline volumes of differing heights which will stand in the central business district of Maslak, making a previously inaccessible commercial site available for public use again. Cemal Emden The up and coming district of Maslak in Istanbul is a typical converted area whose significance is steadily increasing with the influx of international service companies. The design of this new building with its two separate towers will create an appealing passageway as an ideal route across the premises for residents and visitors. Cemal Emden The planned utilisation of the ground floor will ensure added value for the area: a ma... More

Project • By 10 DesignShops

Prince Bay Taiziwan Residences

Welcome to the Prince Bay Taiziwan residences, an extraordinary residential development created by China Merchants and 10 Design that offers luxurious coastal living in a new entertainment and cultural destination in Shenzhen, China.   At Prince Bay Taiziwan, residents are able to experience the international lifestyle of the Nanshan Business District, traveling with ease to Shenzhen, Hong Kong International Airport, and Macau.   Caption Prince Bay Taiziwan at 250m high is set to become Prince Bay’s tallest residential landmark when completed in Jun 2023. It is also anticipated that the 139,000sqm development will be one of the most luxurious residences in the city, providing unrivalled club amenities and access to oc... More

Project • By Balcon studioApartments

Neva Towers

The owner of the apartment is a model. Designer of BALCON studio, Ekaterina Astapova, has created a strict, but at the same time cozy modern interior, where luxurious decoration plays a leading role. Young lady chose apartments in one of the Moscow skyscrapers - in the Neva Towers residential complex. The apartments here have not only gorgeous bird's-eye views of the capital, but also high ceilings and white box finishes, suggesting minimal transformations of the space at the request of the buyer. Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba Evgeniy Kulibaba More

Project • By AARTOffices

The KLP Building

The KLP Building stands as a landmark for the development of Oslo’s former industrial harbour into a modern and integrated part of the city. It is part of the Barcode Project on the waterfront, where the building not only rises over the waterfront as the first combined residential and office building, but also forms the city’s new skyline. Where the city meets the fjordThe KLP Building stands amongst the other Project Barcode buildings, adding new qualities to the area where the Norwegian capital meets the fjord. Where once heavy industry separated the city from the fjord, now there is a modern harbour district with homes, shops, restaurants and offices spread along the waterfront across the buildings. This is also true of the... More

Project • By Interpon Powder Coatings by AkzoNobelResidential Landscape

Yachthouse by Pininfarina

A collaboration with Construtora Pasqualotto&GT, one of Brazil’s top development and construction firms, Yachthouse by Pininfarina is a high-end residential project located in Balneário Camboriú, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Combining the unique elegance and dynamism of Pininfarina’s architectural style, the iconic two-tower skyscraper, located between the Camboriú river and the Atlantic Ocean, is a true landmark in the area, and is slated to become the tallest in Brazil. AkzoNobel has development the Ultra durable finishes for the Aluminum profiles & the ACM that compose this incredible facade. Pasqualotto & GT Pasqualotto & GT   More

Project • By OFFTECResidential Landscape

Detroit+

Finalist Mention in "Detroi Waterfront District" - YAC competition More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsOffices

Tour Europlaza, Paris

The entrance hall of this skyscraper created acoustical challenges with floor to ceiling windows and hard surface walls. Acoustic mesh panels (AMP) were installed noticeably reducing acoustic reverberation in the hall. Meeting areas were also optimized by installing AMP partition walls next to seating areas, virtually eliminating ambient sound. Architect: Juan Trinidade More

Project • By Skidmore, Owings & MerrillOffices

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

The design for the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Centre uses undulating curves to subtly express three programmatic elements while presenting a bold monolithic expression on the skyline. The 530-meter-tall skyscraper will house offices, 300 service apartments, and a five-star, 350-room hotel. The tower will be a striking new landmark in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), located just outside Tianjin.The gently curving glass skin conceals eight sloping columns that lie behind the primary bends of the elevation and increase the structure’s stiffness in response to seismic concerns. Strategically placed, multistory wind vents combined with the tower's aerodynamic shape reduce vortex shedding, which in turn dramati... More

Project • By Dam & Partners ArchitectenOffices

De Zalmhaven

The Zalmhaven is the new eye-catcher on the Rotterdam skyline. With 215 meters, this will be the highest residential tower in the Benelux. Two flanking towers (by KAAN Architecten) form a visual staircase to the lower Scheepvaartkwartier.  For this ambitious project, much attention has been paid to the relationship with the environment and the liveliness at ground level. On the urban scale, the high tower acts as a connecting element between the Scheepvaartkwartier and the Kop van Zuid, between the north and south side of the city. In this way, the focus of the city is shifted towards the water.  The style of the architecture and the character of the building are in line with the existing buildings of the area. The design is ins... More

Project • By OFFTECIndividual Buildings

LOOP IN THE SKY

Honorable Mentions SKYHIVE 2020 More

Project • By Ronald Lu & PartnersOffices

Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Financial

World's Seventh-tallest Building Created by Ronald Lu & Partners Using “BIM” Digital Design Technology The 530m-tall Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Financial Centre is a modern design marvel.  RLP used building Information modelling (BIM) technology, an intelligent 3D model-based process, to design and execute the complex structure   Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP) is committed to advancing architectural design in the digital age, implementing cutting-edge technologies to create a better life at every opportunity. The 530-metre-high Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Financial Centre (“the tower”; “the Centre”) is an excellent example of the firm’s commitment to excellence.   The seventh-tallest b... More
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Project • By SHROFFLEóNHousing

APARTMENT 3603

Size:1300 sq. ft. The 3 bedroom apartment, located in one of the manylavishskyscrapers inGoregaon, is rewarded withimpressive views of the evergreen Aarey grounds set against the background of the city. The apartment isa second home for an elderly couple, intended for use primarily over the weekends. The bulk of the creative energy was spent in transforming the builder fitted apartment into a homely space, suited to the requirements of an ageing couple.The scope of work was fairly limited with minimal civil and carpentry work, thereby limiting the opportunity of intervention. As a restrained intervention within the space,a single feature elementwas introducedin all the rooms. In the primary space of the home, the living room,the focal po... More