Archinect - News 2014-07-25T05:05:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104786875/venezuelan-government-evicts-residents-from-world-s-tallest-slum Venezuelan Government Evicts Residents From World's Tallest Slum Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:31:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96d737867e120b79f415648534b6c377.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world's tallest slum. Residents from the "Tower of David&rdquo; were going to new homes in the town of Cua, south of Caracas [...]. President Nicolas Maduro's government has not yet said what it will do with the tower, but one local newspaper reported Chinese banks were buying it to restore to its original purpose.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58212662/iwan-baan-presents-torre-david-gran-horizonte-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan presents TORRE DAVID / GRAN HORIZONTE in Los Angeles</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73093362/anywhere-but-here-deserted-banking-empire-turned-skyscraper-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anywhere but Here: Deserted Banking Empire turned Skyscraper Slum</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80454817/the-world-s-tallest-slum-rare-look-at-an-illegal-ghetto-in-the-sky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The world's tallest slum: Rare look at an illegal ghetto in the sky</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104490693/usgs-raises-new-york-city-s-earthquake-threat-but-lowers-risk-for-tall-towers USGS raises New York City's earthquake threat but lowers risk for tall towers Archinect 2014-07-18T17:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:19:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcljke5n0r0girb7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here is another reason to buy a mega-million-dollar apartment in a Manhattan high-rise: Earthquake forecast maps for New York City that a federal agency issued on Thursday indicate &ldquo;a slightly lower hazard for tall buildings than previously thought.&rdquo; The agency, the United States Geological Survey, tempered its latest quake prediction with a big caveat. &ldquo;The tall buildings in Manhattan are not where you should be focusing [...]"</p></em><br /><br /><p>More insight in the geological survey and the updated U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps at <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/new-insight-on-the-nations-earthquake-hazards/?from=title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">usgs.gov</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103782637/nordstrom-tower-in-new-york-will-be-world-s-tallest-residential-building-at-1-775 Nordstrom Tower in New York Will be World's Tallest Residential Building at 1,775' Alexander Walter 2014-07-09T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T13:28:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f697736e6d94d5e0167f60adb46dab0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>225 West 57th Street&lsquo;s facade will top-out 1,479&prime; above street level, while a surprise spire on top will cap the tower at 1,775 feet. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill are designing the building. The new height details will result in several superlatives: Manhattan will finally retake the &lsquo;tallest roof&rsquo; in the United States from Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, which stands 1,451&prime;, and 225 West 57th Street will become the tallest residential building in the entire world [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102553852/phoenix-towers-plans-revealed-as-world-s-tallest-pinkest-and-greenest-skyscrapers-to-be-built-in-china Phoenix Towers plans revealed as world’s tallest, pinkest and greenest skyscrapers to be built in China Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T14:02:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d446281b49d8f3efeeee789f9d0e13b1.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Imagined with bright pink and green lights, standing more than 150m taller than the Burj Khalifa and emerging from an island in a lake in central China, these plans for Wuhan&rsquo;s Phoenix Towers seem a world away from grey old London. Yet the ambitious design revealed this week has been put forward by the British architectural firm Chetwoods, and owes much of its inspiration to an award-winning project for a new, greener London Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It remains to be seen if Wuhan's Phoenix Towers will enjoy a smoother run to completion than Hunan's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78369996/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-stops-construction-due-to-lack-of-government-approval" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failed Sky City project</a>&nbsp;&mdash; once proposed as the world's tallest building.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100729279/daniel-libeskind-s-60-story-century-spire-breaks-ground-in-metro-manila-philippines Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-05-30T20:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wu2hz4vdy2znaq5j.jpg" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines. Showrooms officially opened on May 28, and Libeskind joined Century Properties and Armani/Casa officials at the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting. The tower is scheduled for completion in 2018.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> collaborated with Robbie Antonio of major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio in designing the office and residential tower &mdash; which they all believe will reshape Metro Manila's skyline (It <em>sure </em>will...)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm1j0ml4n8to2plu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq4mluo8k3fcjc8s.jpg"></p><p>So, Archinecters, any thoughts on Libeskind's latest project? (I know you do). Feel free to share them in the comments below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99882337/walkie-scorchie-building-given-permanent-sunshade 'Walkie Scorchie’ building given permanent sunshade Alexander Walter 2014-05-16T14:13:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T14:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6b83bbeab2e3a3b2edd19a1c41c0645f.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Walkie Talkie &ndash; or 20 Fenchurch Street &ndash; became known as the Walkie Scorchie because of its apparent ability to bounce heat from the sun on to buildings in the next street in the City of London. Yesterday, the developer, Land Securities, said that it had received planning permission for a &ldquo;brise soleil&rdquo; sunshade to be attached to the building to replace a temporary system erected last summer. Work is due to start this month.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99015236/cal-architecture-grad-asks-fellow-alums-to-urge-toy-titan-lego-my-campanile Cal Architecture Grad Asks Fellow Alums to Urge Toy Titan: LEGO My Campanile Alexander Walter 2014-05-01T13:16:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:16:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b770ac4baf7face31ca76ae690fd18c.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He merely wanted to immortalize the most iconic of Berkeley&rsquo;s icons&mdash;the Sather Tower campanile&mdash;in a Lego kit. &ldquo;A couple of months ago I started fooling around with Legos and I made a couple of mock-ups of the Campanile,&rdquo; he recalls. &ldquo;I knew that Lego has a suggestion site&mdash;if you submit a proposal and it gets 10,000 votes, they&rsquo;ll consider making a kit. I thought it would be very cool if they included the Berkeley Campanile in their architecture series.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98668958/one-architect-s-swiss-village-revival-in-retrospect One architect's Swiss village revival in retrospect Alexander Walter 2014-04-25T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T12:30:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a20426bc2493bf6b2722f1dee9df3c21.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architect Gion A Caminada is something of a cult figure. Now in his 50s, he's spent much of his working life since the late 1970s practising out of a small village called Vrin in the canton of Graub&uuml;nden. [...] Caminada's idea was to boost the place with a collection of well-designed and functional private and communal buildings, among them the Aussichtsturm Reussdelta, an ornithologists' observation tower, and Waldhuette, a woodland cabin containing a school classroom.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98668954/a-radical-approach-to-adding-density-in-new-york-s-outer-boroughs A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs Alexander Walter 2014-04-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-29T08:30:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d639e8282b40882cbc95d6fb5b677b22.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urban planning community is constantly touting the benefits of building dense communities around public transportation. But according to designers Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles, few solutions have been ambitious enough to do the whole Transit-Oriented Development idea justice. So they came up with their own. Behold the Urban Alloy Towers, a proposal to take over spaces immediately surrounding transportation infrastructure like elevated train lines and highways.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95562353/london-s-glittering-spires-nearly-250-high-rise-developments-planned London's glittering spires: Nearly 250 high-rise developments planned Alexander Walter 2014-03-13T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T19:31:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/oul3nmdxlz8bnbqk.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up until recently Canary Wharf was the only place for skyscrapers in London. [...] Now it seems that London is going to receive a more cohesive skyline, with a new study produced by the New London Architecture (NLA) thinktank suggesting that at least 236 tall buildings (those over 20 storeys in height) are currently proposed, approved or under construction in the capital.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95485817/london-s-current-obsession-its-own-identity-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95060128/winning-team-chosen-to-build-2nd-architectural-folie-of-the-21st-century-in-montpellier Winning team chosen to build 2nd “Architectural Folie of the 21st century” in Montpellier Justine Testado 2014-03-06T21:22:00-05:00 >2014-03-31T02:53:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwnz09o6hayjbvu7.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "folie" continues with the winning team that will build a new "Architectural Folie of the 21st Century" for Montpellier, France. The team -- which includes Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates, and Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects as the architects -- won the closed competition with their project, "Arbre Blanc" (White Tree), a 10,000 m&sup2; mixed-use tower...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qf/qfdocqdep83x319x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8npgfs7lcmn4smuz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/sr8hgp4y0d1clz7m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hafsn51ysv8zb9d.jpg"><br><br>Drawings:</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h11ktzt70rtjwd74.jpg"><br><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1thgm9boz5idbiet.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_team_chosen_to_build_2nd_architectural_folie_of_the_21st_century_in" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><em>Copyright image + plans + documents: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS + FRANCK BOUTTE CONSULTANTS + Rendering by RSI-STUDIO</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92304250/berlin-hopes-germany-s-tallest-residential-tower-has-the-bilbao-effect Berlin hopes Germany's tallest residential tower has the 'Bilbao effect' Alexander Walter 2014-01-28T14:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:20:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7m/7mrdkw2rm0mm3xom.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tallest residential block in Germany is to rise up next to Berlin's needle-like TV tower by 2017. Designed by the US architect Frank Gehry and paid for by US real estate firm Hines, the 150-metre (492ft) building on Alexanderplatz will have 39 floors, with about 300 apartments, restaurants, a hotel and a spa. [...] Nonetheless, the city senate's building director, Regula L&uuml;scher, welcomed the plans for "an extremely striking new landmark".</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/91302506/foster-partners-to-design-second-taller-philadelphia-skyscraper-for-comcast Foster + Partners to design second, taller Philadelphia skyscraper for Comcast Alexander Walter 2014-01-15T15:23:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1635402f54ae606d3c2eff1f492d52f.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years after Comcast Corp. moved into the tallest U.S. skyscraper between Manhattan and Chicago, the cable-TV and Internet giant expects to break ground this summer on an even taller, more dazzling $1.2-billion tower. [...] One of the world's leading architects, Britain's Norman Robert Foster, has designed the trophy building with a host of innovative features.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88142704/when-buildings-howl-a-primer-on-architecture-that-whistles When Buildings Howl: A Primer on Architecture That Whistles Alexander Walter 2013-12-05T15:19:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T20:56:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bd4c614231bb787ce387904257b87c6.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On stormy days and windy nights, Tribeca residents say their neighborhood is filled with a strange, high-pitched whistling sound coming from the redeveloped World Trade Center site. It's an inopportune location for howling (although, really, where is?), but it's hardly the first building to surprise its neighbors by humming or whistling. [...] But just to be clear? It's not haunted. Port Authority's rep told Pix 11 he hopes ghost stories won't "become part of the dialogue."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87388705/unstudio-selected-to-design-the-baumkirchen-mitte-in-munich UNStudio selected to design the Baumkirchen Mitte in Munich Justine Testado 2013-11-25T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T18:07:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fudblfi9za3w5sbf.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio was recently chosen to design the Baumkirchen Mitte, an office and residential complex in Munich, Germany. In collaboration with OR else Landscapes, UNStudio won out of six shortlisted finalist teams that included BIG, J Mayer H Architects, and Schneider + Schumacher Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhsr577v2iqktinu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sj3h5ntc2m46bkms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjdq4clgrojarih7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iaztu91qy9auacwl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gv5ngc0dr57e6bjr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87070012/oma-completes-de-rotterdam-vertical-city-tower OMA completes De Rotterdam “Vertical City” Tower Justine Testado 2013-11-21T14:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-23T21:41:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6accbt3ui37wtr1.jpg" width="514" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OMA announced today the completion of De Rotterdam Tower at the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam. Widely described as a "Vertical City", stacked on top of the structure's six-story base are three transparent towers - built with 7 meters of space between them.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fqfgbjbo0zta331v.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2z4jlhty24n38klo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nccrstu3ej64tlb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9r6je7c7cpnjeprp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xpf10ytl3rpjq4ex.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1s/1spvwdysh1gu5vgm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp904katvvq8jsgf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmkylalrvbgdpyla.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OMA; photography by Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, Michel van de Kar (see image gallery below for details).</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86617859/unstudio-completes-ardmore-residence-tower-in-singapore UNStudio completes Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-15T18:04:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ccckdzbr2anot7.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced the completion of the Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore City. The building's monochromatic facade is distinctive yet it easily complements neighboring structures and location near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district. And at 36 stories high, residents are guaranteed envy-inducing panoramic views of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lk0d0qnabw16x5xp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0s3j6wfcsmqdvl3z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6gk46cnzssi6ma4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wih2bp2a18w6plub.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3rxltvpgoyqtdus.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyod3vg9hih9w4d9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvo2j13hm54ja8g0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photos &copy; Iwan Baan, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudio_completes_ardmore_residence_tower_in_singapore/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full project description.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86464409/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter-to-design-new-tower-landmark-at-aarhus-harbor-in-denmark Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter to design new tower landmark at Aarhus Harbor in Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-13T18:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-14T07:28:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7u7e0i92zbcskff.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter won the competition to design the new tower landmark for Aarhus Harbor in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The firm's origami-like structure beat out proposals from some of Denmark's biggest architects like BIG, schmidt hammer lassen, and Cebra.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/86450707/wiel-arets-architects-completes-e-tower-in-eindhoven-the-netherlands Wiel Arets Architects completes E’ Tower in Eindhoven, the Netherlands Justine Testado 2013-11-13T14:10:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T16:50:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8ru7ypuaavw8c9b0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wiel Arets Architects recently completed the E' Tower in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The design of the 22-floor, 110-apartment building is derived from the Brick Expressionist style that was common during the city's industrial period and throughout Northern Europe in the early 20th century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84763055/henn-wins-cenke-tower-competition-in-taiyuan-china HENN wins Cenke Tower competition in Taiyuan, China Alexander Walter 2013-10-22T15:35:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T21:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zs4zez8dxz2w3vv.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Taiyuan, the capital and largest city of North China's Shanxi province, is scheduled to receive a 280-meter / 919-foot addition soon: German firm HENN has won the architectural competition to design the new Cenke Group tower sporting a slick convex shell. Planning is expected to commence in 2014/15.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84300066/skinny-shop-designed-tower-higher-than-empire-state-building-wins-city-approval Skinny SHoP-designed tower, higher than Empire State Building, wins city approval Archinect 2013-10-16T15:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-19T10:24:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/9958fa49b847d493bc0f65aaa9105ff5.jpg" width="514" height="474" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tower would have only been 697 feet until the developers bought Steinway Hall &mdash; a deal that allowed for the building&rsquo;s height to double, but also gave the Landmarks Preservation Commission the final say. The approval was a no brainer, members said. &ldquo;It represents the best of both worlds of new construction and design and historic preservation,&rdquo; Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said Tuesday. Fellow commissioner Fred Bland called the combo &ldquo;daring and smart.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83670152/inside-shenzhen-s-new-stock-exchange-designed-by-oma Inside Shenzhen's New Stock Exchange, designed by OMA Archinect 2013-10-08T11:43:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T11:43:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/di4hp8rzvh9yopcs.jpg" width="514" height="691" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; architecture firm OMA, the soaring 225-meter tower will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday. It has an open plaza at its base, shaded by a floating three-story podium that juts out 36 meters above ground level.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81532292/wiel-arets-architects-completes-the-avb-tower-in-the-hague Wiel Arets Architects completes the AvB Tower in The Hague Justine Testado 2013-09-10T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T22:59:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/235q63yev9icsy3s.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wiel Arets Architects announced today the completion of the Anna van Buerenplein (AvB) Tower located in The Hague in The Netherlands. Standing at 72 m (approx. 236 ft), the steel AvB Tower was built as a "hyper-hybrid" academic building that includes housing, dining, and retail for students and faculty.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80144656/delaware-students-have-just-built-world-s-tallest-lego-tower Delaware Students Have Just Built World's Tallest Lego Tower Archinect 2013-08-23T14:24:00-04:00 >2013-08-23T18:57:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/009cec76947fb7a202c694aff60cea72.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] after months of blood, sweat and tears a team of students from Wilmington, Delaware, broke the Guinness World Record and built the world's tallest Lego tower. For the students, this victory was personal. They struck a powerful blow to their Lego arch-rivals, previous record-holder, the city of Prague. The American Lego tower stands over 112 feet tall, and is made of more than 500,000 bricks!</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previous happy Lego tower world record breakers:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48432631/record-breaking-lego-tower-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Record breaking lego tower in Seoul</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/2816602/children-build-world-s-tallest-lego-tower-in-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Children build 'world's tallest' Lego tower in Brazil</a></li> </ul><p> Get started with your own (architecturally sophisticated) tower <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79386514/rtkl-gets-to-design-a-28-story-tower-in-indianapolis RTKL Gets to Design a 28-story Tower in Indianapolis Alexander Walter 2013-08-13T18:12:00-04:00 >2013-08-13T18:40:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a87hqftba0jqxpeg.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The bid to design an $81 million, 28-story residential tower on the site of Indianapolis' former Market Square Arena just went to RTKL (together with developer Flaherty &amp; Collins Properties). The winning design was chosen by a panel of local government, real estate and community leaders and prevailed over five other competitors.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77831250/aedas-wins-competition-for-xuhui-binjan-media-city-188s-g-1-tower-in-shanghai Aedas Wins Competition for Xuhui Binjan Media City 188S-G-1 Tower in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T14:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T16:42:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omyrgs9ahh8b7xs0.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Warped skyscrapers keep trending: global architecture firm Aedas announces its recent competition win in Shanghai &ndash; the Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77461531/unstudio-to-design-yongjia-world-trade-center-in-wenzhou-china UNStudio to Design Yongjia World Trade Center in Wenzhou, China Alexander Walter 2013-07-19T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T20:16:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rs/rs6uxm2q5p1rnhk5.jpg" width="514" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has recently been named winner in the Yongjia World Trade Center competition in Wenzhou, the Chinese city in the Yangtze River Delta region. The concept proposes 5 towers of various heights and programs, including office spaces, commercial areas, hospitality and residential.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76688665/ctbuh-selects-the-4-best-tall-buildings-for-2013 CTBUH Selects the 4 Best Tall Buildings for 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-07-09T19:26:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T20:00:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jxkvc2m8z6rg2an.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced the four regional winners in the race for the title Best Tall Building Worldwide 2013. The top regional towers include The Shard in London (Winner Europe); CCTV in Beijing (Winner Asia and Australia); Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi (Winner Middle East and Africa); and The Bow in Calgary (Winner Americas).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76678983/wutai-mountain-viewing-tower-vii-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Wutai Mountain Viewing Tower VII by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-09T16:22:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:13:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2h4daxsucdg007f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LA-based architect Yaohua Wang - whose previous project submissions managed to polarize the audience like no one else - has sent us his latest project, a design proposal for a viewing tower at Wutai Mountain in China.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously featured <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> works:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43702808/amsterdam-iconic-pedestrian-bridge-entry-by-yaohua-wang-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Entry by Yaohua Wang Architecture</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36795350/taiyuan-theater-iv-by-yaohua-wang-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiyuan Theater IV by Yaohua Wang Architecture</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28495457/nanjing-lab-by-yaohua-wang-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanjing Lab by Yaohua Wang Architecture</a></li> </ul><p> Let us know what you think in the comment section below!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75805393/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-kamjz Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by KAMJZ Alexander Walter 2013-06-24T16:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6n/6np5e6jxi1ihm6ev.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Polish architecture &amp; urban design firm KAMJZ has sent us its very intriguing entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan (previously on Bustler). The scheme is a collaborative effort together with Buro Happold.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p>