The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has completed a residential high-rise at 611 West 56th Street in New York City, his first work in the United States. With a limestone cladding striking a contrast with its neighbors, the slender, 137-meter tower c
The firm of Norman Foster has unveiled its project for a 45-floor building in Manila. It will contain 43 luxury whole-floor apartments, about 550 square meters apiece, with vistas of the surroundings optimized. Adapted to Philippine vernacular archit
The investment bank and financial services holding company’s headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Manhattan will, says Foster + Partners, be “New York City’s largest all-electric skyscraper with net zero operational emissions and will be 100% powered b
A work of the Berlin practice of Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, this construction is located in a former harbor area of Stockholm, in the Hammarby Sjöstad district. Containing offices and retail spaces, the complex consists of a tower and a s
An office building rises on an irregular plot of land in the form of a fragmented prism clad in a modular lattice of concrete that combines ‘tapatío’ tradition with contemporary techniques. On the various floors, which shrink in area the higher one g
Between the consolidated city and its peripheral areas – in what is a crossroads of rivers, obsolete industries, airports, and logistical parks – lies this huge, almost 300,000-square-meter development containing residential, retail, and office uses.
In 2012, the project for the Madrid Convention Center, set to become part of the Cuatro Torres Business Area, was put on hold. After three years of construction work, the stalled project left a huge urban void where earthwork, foundation laying, and
In the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located to the south of the peninsula of Jutland, this sculptural observation tower stands 25 meters tall and is a tourist attraction. With an elevator tucked into the core, it was built w
Three triangular concrete towers emerge from the inclined roof of an old storage hall reconverted into a public exhibitions space. These pierce the hall and permit natural daylight to enter the new space, where a series of platforms are inserted...
The steel structure rests on a stone podium with floors measuring 60x60m on an orthogonal 12x12m module until reaching a height of more than 350 m. Every 12 stories, a double mezzanine is resolved by large Vierendeel trusses...
A tower containing unobstructed spaces is the solution adopted on a small plot from which a ‘fab lab’ seeks to take part in revitalizing the port area of the city of Caen. The brief left the program largely undefined, which gave rise to a series of s
Caleido starts out from three premises: to propose a new centrality north of Paseo de la Castellana, to connect the Cuatro Torres Business Area with its environment, and to give the city a large green space – over 33,000 m² – around the complex. The
This ten-story building revolves around a courtyard that becomes the heart of the project – the market –, which is a connecting element between the nearby streets. The top eight floors contain 151 apartments of 80, 100, 120, and 140m²...
SMAR Architecture Studio – headed by Fernando Jerez and Belén Pérez de Juan and based in Australia, Spain, and Lithuania – has won the Urban Confluence ideas competition for a Silicon Valley icon in San José’s Guadalupe Park. Selected from a pool of
Being as it is in a seismic zone, the Yale Union contemporary art center needs to update its current infrastructure, a complex of historic brick buildings from the early 1900s. Rather than undertaking a structural renovation and jeopardizing the spat
The nhow RAI Hotel rises in the rapidly developing Zuidas business district, in the south of Amsterdam. The 91-meter building contains a mixed program with workspaces as well as entertainment. The main part is the hotel, which occupies nineteen of th
Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, that will be a major business and technology center of the Chinese city, and will include residential and cultural developments as well as generous green zone
Situated on an exposed riverside site, the new mixed-use highrise acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter. With a height of 245 meters, the tower is set to become the tallest building in Hamburg...
Designing a tower is often reduced to a boring exercise of cleverly resolving a central core and a more or less fancy facade. And between the two, a monotonous pile of identical floors, and identical spaces. Big Bang Towers explore the spatial and st
More elaborated plans for the latest revamp of the Roche campus in Basel (Switzerland) have been unveiled. With the transfer to the research center now under construction in the north zone, the pharmaceutical company’s offices and laboratories in the
On the initiative of the local government, several constructions complete a forest reserve for the Kuy, an ethnic group that has lived with and tended to elephants for centuries.
Located in the heart of the city’s central business district, beside I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower, this 36-floor office building on Murray Road replaces a multi-story car park with a scheme that reinterprets the forms of the bud of a Bauhinia x bla
This mixed-used skyscraper designed by OMA / David Gianotten contains 60,000 square meters of offices over a 40,000-square-meter podium mall. Built by the real estate developer China Merchants Shekou Holdings in Shenzhen’s Shekou economic zone, the 2
The world's skinniest skyscraper has been completed, adding a new landmark to Manhattan's famous skyline. Steinway Tower, or 111 West 57th Street, has a height-to-width ratio of 24:1, making it "the most slender skyscraper in the world," according to
Designed in 1972 by architect Kisho Kurokawa, the Nakagin Capsule Tower stands as an emblematic example of metabolism architecture right in the heart of Tokyo, will be demolished on April 12, 2022. The decision ends years of uncertainty surrounding t
Construction of Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘Triangle’ is to begin in Paris at the end of the year, after 15 of legal battles. The tower will be the tallest to go up in Paris since 1973. Building work is programmed for completion in 2026... Libération:
Looking northward from the Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center’s observation deck, the skyline is defined by three supertall pencil towers, from left to right: Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world at 98 stories; 53 West 5
In a desperate attempt to lure employees back to their offices, companies are laying on all manner of novelty treats, from monogrammed water bottles to personalised notebooks. It is hoped that these perks might convince people to leave the house, get
Skellefteå has wooden schools, bridges, even car parks. And now it has one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings. We visit Sweden to see what a climate-conscious future looks like. Skellefteå runs on 100% renewable energy from hydropower and wind,
The condo board at the supertall tower 432 Park Avenue, one of the most expensive addresses in the world, is suing the developers for $125 million in damages, citing multiple floods, faulty elevators, “intolerable” noise caused by building sway, and
Advances in concrete, elevators, and engineering have created a new breed of buildings. Every apartment at 432 Park Ave. in New York City has a phenomenal view, but there’s one direction none of its residents can look: straight down. The 1,396-foot-h
Located on Manhattan's Billionaires' Row and steps from Central Park at 217 West 57th Street, this new architectural landmark, by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, rises 1,550 feet (472 meters) above New York City and houses 179 of the mo
Heretofore Arles was known for its Roman amphitheater, the same one that Aldo Rossi mentioned as an example of urban permanence. Henceforth – and as a symbol of there really being nothing permanent – the historical and rather depressed city of Arles
In 1997, Frank Gehry opened with his Guggenheim of Bilbao a new chapter of the history of architecture and city-building: the irruption of spectacular buildings designed by star architects to harbor private institutions, with which municipal councils
Buildings taller than 500 metres (1,640 feet) will no longer be approved, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Towers over 250 metres must be limited, while buildings taller than 100 metres must match the scale and fire
A work of the firm led by Bjarke Ingles, the Canadian skyscraper formed by a mixed-use podium base and a slender residential tower 150 meters tall has been declared the winner in the Best Tall Building Worldwide section of the latest series of awards
The architect Frank Gehry will unveil his latest blockbuster building—a soaring twisting geometric tower covered with 11,000 stainless steel panels—at Luma Arles this summer, the 27-acre cultural campus in the southern French town of Arles spearheade
The Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue supertall tower, one of the wealthiest addresses in the world, faces some significant design problems, and other luxury high-rises may share its fate. The nearly 1,400-foot tower at 432 Park Avenue, briefly
London-based Heatherwick Studio has shared design plans for a pair of “curvaceous, light-filled” residential towers jointly commissioned by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Properties for Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. Details on the arboreal-inspir
Norra Tornen, the residential towers in Stockholm, designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf, has been announced the winner of the ninth edition of the International Highrise Award (IHA)...
Seattle will be crowning downtown with a 361-meter tower containing 1,080 residential units in the higher floors and coworking and retail spaces in the lower levels. Assigned to ODA, the New York architecture firm headed by Eran Chen, the project bea
The first building of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Toronto – to be caried out in collaboration with the local firm Quadrangle – will also, when completed, be the city’s tallest, and perhaps the first Canadian sequel of the ‘supertall’ fever
The firm founded in London by the late Zaha Hadid and now headed by Patrik Schumacher has in the skyscraper district of Dubai just completed Hotel Opus ME, one of those buildings whose hollows perhaps cost more than their solid parts. Contorted to th
It was to highlight the eroded footprint of a 12th-century castle that the Catalan architect Carles Enrich set about restoring the Merola Tower in Puigreig, a municipality of Barcelona province. The project was urgent, following the 2016 collapse of
The beauty of the twin high-rises at Madrid’s Plaza de Colón, a 1968 iconic work of the architect Antonio Lamela, lies less in their appearance than in the extraordinary hanging structure that the civil engineer Javier Manterola calculated, and which
Get ready for Two World Trade Center, Version 3.0. Larry Silverstein and architect Norman Foster are working on major changes to Foster’s original vision for the still-unbuilt skyscraper, the developer tells The Post. Foster’s old design was scrapped