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New details on OMA’s Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014
OMA recently revealed new details on the Norra Tornen twin towers -- formerly titled Tors Torn -- since they won the competition in 2013. The distinguishly faceted 100-meter towers, which are named Helix and Innovation, are being designed to be the third tallest twin skyscrapers in…

In detail: Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale, the 2014 International Highrise Award winner

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
If you couldn't get enough of Boeri Studio's Vertical Forest — or Bosco Verticale — you can now feast your eyes on some more photos. The idea of a tall living-forest tower has been done numerous times, to the extent that it's considered a green architecture trope. But…

First 6 teams, including NMDA, 3XN, MAD Architects, to compete for Porsche residential tower

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut…

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014
To say the least, it's been a great year for Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects' One Central Park in Sydney, Australia. During the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology yesterday, the regional winners of the Best Tall Building competition presented their projects…

Benoy to design Greenland GIC in Chengdu city center

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
British firm Benoy won an international competition to be the masterplanner and architect for Greenland Group's new mixed-use development, Greenland GIC, in Chengdu, China. Benoy’s studios in Shanghai and London collaborated on the winning design. Situated in a rapidly developing urban center, the Greenland GIC scheme…

Kjellander + Sjöberg to design Skärvet neighborhood block in Växjö, Sweden

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture firm Kjellander + Sjöberg was recently chosen to design the initial stage of a new urban mixed-use development on the Skärvet block in Växjö, Sweden. The competition, which was held by the Municipality of Växjö, marked the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a long-term vision for…

Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
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. Libeskind collaborated with major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior…

A closer look into “Vivo on High Line”, a joint winner of Living Cities 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Playing with the "Big Apple" concept, "Vivo on High Line" by Sydney-based firm NBRS+Partners was a joint winner from Metropolis magazine's international 2014 Living Cities competition we featured at the end of April. As a quick recap, Living Cities challenged architects and engineers to design…

Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced today by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual…

3XN unveils mangrove-inspired design for their first Mumbai project

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
3XN recently celebrated the unveiling and groundbreaking for a mixed-use and residential tower complex called Grove Towers. As the Danish firm's first project in Mumbai, project developer Ornate Spaces marked the occasion by hosting a spiritual Bhumi Puja ceremony followed by a Bollywood-inspired party for…

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