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A closer look into the “Wilshire Tower” by PAR, from SHELTER at the A+D Museum

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
What if there was a gleaming, 80-floor residential tower haphazardly placed along L.A.'s Wilshire Boulevard? That's what the Platform for Architecture + Research — or PAR — imagined for the "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles" exhibition, currently at the A+D Museum until November…

BIG’s winning twisted design for the new Metzle Tower in Frankfurt

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Bjarke Ingels Group continues to reel in the high-rise tower commissions, especially with the 2 World Trade Center in NYC as their talk-of-the-town project as of late. The Danish firm recently won the competition to design the Metzle Tower, a new mixed-use tower for Frankfurt,…

CTBUH announces 2015 Best Tall Buildings regional winners

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015
It's that time of year again when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces the regional winners for Best Tall Buildings. Every year, a jury of industry experts acknowledge new projects that have contributed significantly to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment. Achieving exemplary…

Porsche Design selects winning proposal for Frankfurt Tower

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Barkow Leibinger, Neutelings Riedijk, NMDA, Dominique Perrault, and Coop Himmelb(l)au were among a star-studded list of teams in a closed competition to design the Frankfurt Tower, an upcoming residential structure for luxury brand Porsche Design. As Porsche's European debut in real estate, the brand sought a…

Henning Larsen Architects’ winning design for new Gothenburg high-rise

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Henning Larsen Architects was recently announced as the winner to design a new commercial/mixed-use Gothenburg high-rise that will contribute to the evolving Swedish city of Gothenburg. Last year, SOM and Entasis won a star-studded competition to design what is expected to be Scandinavia's tallest tower in Gothenburg.…

A glimpse at AZPML + SHARE architects’ winning rhomboid Vienna office tower

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015
AZPML (Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture) + SHARE architects recently won the competition to design the new Schnirchgasse 11 office tower in Vienna. At 115 meters tall, the team's design features a diamond-shaped form that intends to complement surrounding buildings as well as…

The Qatar World Cup Memorial depicts the rising death toll of the stadiums’ construction workers

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014
The Qatar World Cup Memorial project by 1Week1Project raises awareness on the terrible fact that over 500 Nepalese workers have lost their lives while constructing the 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Needless to say, this has brought outcry and investigations on the workers'…

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…

The TALL DC: New Monumentalism exhibit questions Washington D.C.‘s building height restrictions

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014
The recent "TALL DC: New Monumentalism" exhibition took a critical approach to how outdated urban building standards -- specifically in Washington D.C. -- can affect the built environment and the field of architecture, even as social demands and technology progress. Graduate students of Emerging Technologies and Media…

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