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Tall Buildings Architecture

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The Interlace / OMA + Ole Scheeren

Designed by Ole Scheeren, Partner of the Office Metropolitan of Architecture (OMA), the condominium comprises a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplex garden units. Thirty-one apartment blocks, each six-stories tall, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large scale courtyards. The interlocking blocks resemble a “vertical village” with cascading sky gardens and both private and public roof terraces...
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Turning Torso / Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

The Turning Torso Tower is a high‐rise building for offices and dwelling designed by Santiago Calatrava in the city of Malmö. The shape of the tower is based on a sculpture called Twisting Torso, by Santiago Calatrava, which is inspired on a human body in a twisting motion. The building is primarily for residential purposes but the two lower cubicles are used as a 4,200 m2 office space...
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Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) / Boeri Studio

Designed by Boeri Studio, Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is the response to a contemporary demand: the desire to live in a natural ecosystem without sacrificing comfort, centrality and security. The towers are conceived to deliver outstanding environmental sustainability, to assure residents the highest comfort standards, to give those who live in them stunning views and to become an ever-changing landmark for Milan:...
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Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building / Cutler Anderson & SERA Architects

In the heart of downtown Portland, the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building stands at 18 stories overlooking the Willamette River. Named after Oregon House Representatives Edith Green and Wendell Wyatt for their service to the state, it has served as the offices of many federal agencies, including the IRS and the FBI for over 30 years. The Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building tapped into American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to transform the building from a resource waster into an energy and water efficient structure...
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AVA 55 Ninth / Solomon Cordwell Buenz

This 17-floor apartment tower, by developer Avalon Bay, now dubbed AVA. Located on 55 9th Street in the Mid-Market neighbourhood of San Francisco, California, this new high-rise residential building is a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom rentals open for occupancy as of March 2014. The design is a sleek tower of glass that appeals to a hip, urban crowd...

Rundeskogen-The Tre Taarn / Helen & Hard and dRMM

Helen & Hard together with London based office DRMM is behind this project with Kruse Smith as the developer. The project is located at a major traffic intersection linking three bigger cities of the region. The three towers contain 113 units, with the highest tower reaching 16 stories. The flats range between 60m2 and 140 m2...
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One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

One Central Park designed by French architecture practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm, PTW Architects. Located on the site of a former brewery, One Central Avenue comprises of two towers, 18 stories and 34 stories respectively, on a 5 storey retail podium as part of a 250,000sqm development plan. The towers will provide 623 luxury apartments above a 5 level retail and recreation podium...
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Pearl River Tower / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China by SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill, a 71-story building whose unique structural form is one of the most energy-efficient skyscrapers in the world, supertall buildings ever constructed. Its sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels,...
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Al Bahar Towers – Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters / Aedas Architects

Al Bahar Towers, the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council designed by Aedas Architects, it has designed one of the first dynamic facades in the world. Based visually on the concept of a mashrabiya screen, this secondary facade has elements that open and close in response to the position and strength of the sun, to form a vital part of the solarshading strategy of the building...

Infinity – Cayan Tower / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Infinity - Cayan Tower, the 80-storey residential tower that spirals in a smooth curve by an astonishing 90 degrees to give every apartment a stunning view of the sea or marina. Infinity Cayan's dynamic twisting shape challenges conventional architecture and redefines standards of luxury. This extraordinary design will make Infinity a classic of 21st century architecture, a tribute to the power of design and the role it can play in our lives...
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Hotel Santos Porta Fira / Toyo Ito & Associates + b720 Arquitectos

Hotel Santos Porta Fira was designed by the architecture firms Toyo Ito & Associates and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The 26-floor hotel tower is 112.71 m (369.78 ft) tall and has a capacity of 345 rooms. The outer facade of the double-skin building is made of red aluminum tubes. Inspired by the lotus flower, the tower twists upwards and expands towards the top...