At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of
The commission involved designing a public centerpiece for Hudson Yards, a new 11-hectare development on Manhattan’s west side being constructed above a huge rail yard. To create something memorable, the studio decided to build a structure that visit
Rising over sunflowers to a height of 15 meters, this viewing point combines perforated panels of metal mesh with white PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) surfaces, and encircles a pool used to irrigate the fields around.
The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich undertook the restoration of one of the two faces of the defense tower at the castle of Merola, the only remnants of the 13th-century construction in Puig-reig, a municipality of the comarca of Berguedà. The 20
Three observatories built by artisans from the area using local wood (‘Laricio’ or andemic pine) go up in different spots of Corsica Regional Park. Each tower is designed to adapt to its specific location and context, offering the best views to obser
At 15.6 meters in height, the tower offers visitors spectacular views of the wetlands and the mountains. The tower is built and wrapped with wood, with a shingle facade of Douglas fir, and a roof skylight that lets light reach the interior spaces...
The structural system is designed like a supporting frame thanks to which the tower can expand gradually as it rises. All individual elements, including handrails, stairs, landings, and balustrades, form a part of the tower’s overall structural syste
A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The
The firm of Norman Foster has presented a proposal for a 305-meter tower which, if permission to go ahead with construction is obtained, will be London’s tallest structure, rising beside another Foster work: the building at 30 St Mary Axe, known as ‘
The tower goes up in a former gravel extraction area now converted into the nature reserve of RivierPark Maasvallei. The outer walls were built with local materials – 20% gravel, 40% ocher-colored earth, and 40% clay, stabilized with trass – in seven
The village of Llamo in the Asturian municipality of Riosa is located at an altitude of 540 meters and marks the start of a route that one must walk to reach the footbridge/viewpoint designed by Zon-e Arquitectos, the practice of Nacho Ruiz Allén and
Visitors to the structure, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards complex, will no longer be able to enter alone, but its protective barriers will not be raised. The Vessel, the labyrinth of staircases at Hudson Yards that closed four months ago after s
An interesting phenomenon has been taking place in contemporary art: sculpture tending to appropriate architecture’s resources for itself, in the same way that architecture becomes more and more sculptural, so much that there are cases when one is at
The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes
The controversial Tulip skyscraper in the City was granted planning approval today despite huge concerns about its impact on historic views of London. The decision paves the way for the 305.3-metre high structure on Bury Street, which will be western
The Tulip, Foster’s strange proposal for a Mini-Me Gherkin on a stick, is a parody of architectural hubris he’s hoping will get the billionaire owner out of a pickle...
Tras un largo proceso, después de que las obras se hayan desarrollado a lo largo de seis años en los que el presupuesto original ha sufrido desviaciones constantes —pasando de los 51 millones de euros originalmente presupuestados a un coste final est
La localidad granadina de Huéscar cuenta con una muralla cuya Torre del Homenaje fue revalorizada mediante una intervención de Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, que la convirtió en espacio público. Poco después se descubrió el antiguo pósito de la ciudad,
After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, German unification followed, and soon the decision was taken to move the capital back to Berlin. The old Reichstag (a clumsy 19th century building damaged during the war, and scantily used since, associated