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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The recent "TALL DC: New Monumentalism" exhibition took a critical approach to how outdated urban building standards -- specifically in Washington D.C. -- can affect the built environment and the field of architecture, even as social demands and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…

JAHN’S Post Tower wins the CTBUH 10 Year Award

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) gave their 10 Year Award to JAHN's Post Tower out of seven finalists. The award recognizes a tall building that has best proven successful performance in various criteria over a timespan of at least 10 years…

A mind-bending “Flex Tower” entry from the Living Cities competition

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Flex your perspective for "Flex Tower", a proposal by Rome-based architect Paolo Venturella that he submitted to Metropolis magazine's Living Cities Design Competition we previously featured. The competition had architects and engineers design a 40-story adaptable vertical housing tower in response to the reality of…

SOM and Entasis chosen to design Scandinavia’s tallest tower in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The London office of SOM and Copenhagen-based firm Entasis -- who collaborated with COWI in Denmark and Sweden -- was just announced as having the winning design for the Polestar Tower in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once built, the 230 m. tower will reportedly be Scandinavia's tallest tower. Since our…

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…

Zaha Hadid among finalists for Scandinavia’s tallest skyscraper in Gothenburg, Sweden

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's no surprise that the stakes are high to design the Gothenburg tower in Sweden, a mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region. Swedish construction company SERNEKE initiated the idea of the skyscraper. The well-known finalists surely make up a competitive…

A look into JAHN’s Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II in Qiantan, China

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014
The second stage for the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II headquarters recently broke ground in Qiantan, China. Designed by JAHN president Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido of Chicago, the second phase of the Qiantan Enterprise headquarters includes a frit-patterned office+retail complex and plenty of outdoor space. Development of the…

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