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Safdie Architects completes Quito high-rise with undulating “hillside” facades

December 9, 2022 James Parkes 0

Boston-based architecture studio Safdie Architects has completed a 24-storey residential building in Ecuador that has a snaking profile with staggered apartments and terraces. Located in Quito, Ecuador, the 24-storey high-rise comprises 92 residences, two retail spaces and restaurants. It borders the city’s La Carolina Park and is a short distance from BIG’s recently completed Iqon

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans to add two towers to Liverpool Street station

November 25, 2022 James Parkes 0

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plan to overhaul London’s Liverpool Street station, which includes the addition of two towers above the railway terminus. Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal also includes improvements to the station and railway infrastructure, such as the addition of 60 per cent more ticket barriers, 1.5 acres

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Johan Sundberg Arkitektur designs “accessible yet exceptional” housing blocks in Sweden

November 23, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Swedish practice Johan Sundberg Arkitektur has completed a cluster of timber-clad housing blocks in Ystad, Sweden, with facades of folding glass screens that allow their balconies to be turned into sheltered winter gardens. Called Hygrometern, the cluster of four blocks provides a mixture of 20 two and three-bedroom mid-budget apartments on a sloping site overlooking

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Planted balconies surround Stories housing in Amsterdam by Olaf Gipser Architects

October 19, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Dutch studio Olaf Gipser Architects has worked with housing cooperative BSH20A to create an apartment block in the Netherlands that aims to provide residents with a “communal, sustainable and healthy urban living” environment. Named Stories, the 47-metre-high tower contains 29 apartments and communal living spaces that overlook the harbour at the former industrial district Buiksloterham.

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Mitsubishi Jisho Design completes “Japan’s first hybrid timber high-rise hotel”

October 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Mitsubishi Jisho Design has completed an 11-storey hybrid timber hotel in Sapporo, Japan, that was designed to use as much local timber and as little concrete as possible. The Royal Park Canvas hotel is located in downtown Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido and was created by Mitsubishi Jisho Design for real estate

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Twelve dramatic skybridges that push the limits of engineering

October 3, 2022 Nat Barker 0

After Foster + Partners completed a pair of skyscrapers connected by a suspension bridge, Dezeen rounds up a dozen buildings that feature various types of skybridges. Bridge structures that span buildings high up in mid-air are now a common trick for architects to show off in skyscraper projects. Among the earliest examples is the famous

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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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