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MVRDV’s angular Valley skyscraper opens in Amsterdam

September 20, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Valley skyscraper in Amsterdam by MVRDV

A mountain-like angular skyscraper with jagged peaks named Valley, which was designed by Dutch studio MVRDV, has officially opened in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 75,000-square-meter development in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district was designed for real estate developer EDGE and contains 200 apartments along with offices and restaurants. The 100-metre-high building was designed as a “symphony of life”,

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This week Aedas unveiled the “most twisted tower in the world”

September 3, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Dance of Light skyscraper by Aedas

This week on Dezeen, architecture studio Aedas revealed Dance of Light, an office skyscraper in China that has two double-curved facades that make it appear twisted. The skyscraper has a “twisting angle” of up to 8.8 degrees per floor, which makes it the “most twisted tower in the world,” according to the studio. Built in

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Rights to rebuild Nakagin Capsule Tower for sale

August 16, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo could soon be replicated in both real space and the metaverse, as its original architect Kisho Kurokawa’s studio is auctioning the rights to rebuild it. Tokyo-based Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates (KKAA) and Japanese investment company Laetoli are currently selling the rights to reconstruct the tower on OpenSea –

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MVRDV unveils pair of skyscrapers with “stratified cliff” facades

August 16, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of Oasis Towers lit at twilight

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has revealed the Oasis Towers development in Nanjing, China, which is comprised of two L-shaped skyscrapers with angular cliff-like facades. Named Oasis Towers, the mixed-use residential and commercial development comprises two 150-metre tall skyscrapers and is set to be built on a site at the edge of Nanjing’s Jiangbei New Area

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Crosson Architects creates stealthy lifeguard tower on remote New Zealand beach

August 14, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Te Pae lifeguard tower by Crosson Architects

Local studio Crosson Architects used dark-coloured concrete to help the circular Te Pae lifeguard tower blend in with its setting on a remote black-sand beach near Auckland, New Zealand. The structure is located on North Piha beach west of Auckland, which is regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful but dangerous surf beaches. Crosson

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Mass-timber structure in Chicago to be “tallest timber-made building” in the city since Great Fire

August 10, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Chicago architecture studio Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture has announced plans for 2100 N Southport Avenue, a mass-timber residential tower in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood of Chicago. 2100 N Southport Avenue will be a nine-storey residential tower project led by developers Sterling Bay. If completed, it will mark the city’s “tallest timber-made building to be constructed since

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Ascent skyscraper in Milwaukee becomes world’s tallest timber building

August 3, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
World's tallest timber tower Ascent

Ascent, an 86.6-metre-tall mass-timber tower in Wisconsin designed by Korb + Associates Architects, has been certified as the world’s tallest timber building. The 25-storey tower, which opened in July, has a concrete base, elevator and stair shafts, with the rest of the structure made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam. At 86.6 metres (284 feet), it

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Kennon designs office tower with “solar facade” for Melbourne

August 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Front facade of 550 Spencer offices by Kennon

Australian studio Kennon is designing a commercial office tower in Melbourne called 550 Spencer that will feature more than 1,000 glass-like solar panels across its facade. Set to complete in 2024, the eight-storey tower’s facade will harness sunlight to produce “50 times more electricity than a standard rooftop solar panel system” used in residential projects.

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Icon Architects unveils design for tallest mass-timber building in North America

July 22, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Mass timber toronto rendering

Canadian studio Icon Architects has released its design for a 31-storey tower in Toronto that, if completed, will be the tallest mass-timber structure in North America. The structure has been proposed for downtown Toronto, near the University of Toronto. If approved by the city, the structure will be 90 metres tall, making it the tallest mass-timber

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AGi Architects designs Tamdeen Square towers as a “vertical neighbourhood” overlooking the Persian Gulf

July 1, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Aerial image of Tamdeen Square at dusk

International firm AGi Architects has completed a trio of residential towers in Kuwait City featuring varied facade openings and layouts that provide each apartment with unique sea views. The Tamdeen Square development is part of a new urban district located in the south of the city, next to the Fahaheel highway that extends south along

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