Stefano Boeri to Build Asia's First "Vertical Forest"
The Nanjing Green Towers designed by Stefano Boeri will become the first “Vertical Forest” built in Asia, according to a press release. Following the prototype of towers built in Milan, the two towers designed for Nanjing Pukou District comprise the “interchange of green tanks and... View full entry
Boeri Studio wins over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl for International Highrise Award 2014
Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that are considered to best combine exterior + interior, sustainable, and social aspects. Buildings had to be at least 100 meters tall and commissioned within the last two years.
WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD 2014: "Bosco Verticale"by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra)Related: Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a realitySHORTLISTED FINALISTS:“De Rotterdam” by Office for Metropolitan... View full entry
Editor's Picks #368
For the latest edition of The Deans List, Archinect spoke with Chris Knapp, Discipline Leader of Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture in Queensland, Australia.Therein he argues "Investigating things materially is something very, very important for us, and engendered in the philosophy... View full entry
Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality
Boeri Studio will soon realize the dream of the forest tower with Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest -- and they're building two. The thought of a tower "built" out of living greenery has been rendered by architects numerous times, it has reached the point where it's considered a trope of green... View full entry
An open letter to Milan's Mayor about his dismissal of Stefano Boeri
Open letter to Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, from the international community of arts & culture... Dear Mayor Pisapia, It is with regret and disappointment that we learn that Stefano Boeri was dismissed from his position as Councillor for Design, Fashion and Culture for the city of... View full entry
Editor's Picks #233
Anthony J. Lumsden, a prolific Southern California architect who helped develop new ways of wrapping buildings in smooth glass skins, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. eric chavkin shared a personal memory “I remember Tony Lumsden. He taught 5th year studio at SCI-Arc , the time between Cesar Pelli and Alberto Bertolli...Lumsden's after work crits started from later afternoon and lasted to evening , always over-sketching on flimsy. A roll a night. One student after another.”
Sherin Wing, takes A Macro Look at Unemployment and the Economy. In the piece she examines what the architecture profession can do in the face of high unemploymentand the current macro economic conditions. Most importantly, she believes “First, they must stop simply... View full entry