Articles on High-rise

The EY Centre by FJMT Studio. Photos Brett Boardman (unless otherwise stated)
 

A kinetic timber tower by FJMT responds to the elements

SYDNEY – Rising up from the sandstone bedrock of the east coast of Australia, the EY Centre stands out from the greyness of its surroundings.

New'R by Hamonic+Masson & Associés. Photos Takuji Shimmura
 

Hamonic+Masson stratifies a metaphor for the city

NANTES – The design of the New'R building is all about bringing people together to create a community. A simple proposition, perhaps, but in practise not quite so easy.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Remez Tower by Aran Binderman and Moshe Zur. Photos Amit Giron
 

Eran Binderman, Rama Dotan and Moshe Zur apply blinds all over

TEL AVIV – A glass tower includes blinds in the cavities between the inner and the outer glass panes. Not just in the windows but also in the parapet walls and window piers.

Pop XYZ by Triptyqye. Photos Fernando Guerra
 

Triptyque's residential complex creates a dual-façade across many faces

SÃO PAULO – As one of the world's most populated cities, São Paulo has more than its fair share of high-rise architecture and is home to many of Brazil's tallest skyscrapers.

Skypark by Concrete Architectural Associates. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Residents can escape the city chaos on the Skypark roof terrace by Concrete

HONG KONG – A new clubhouse has opened 28-storeys above the densely-populated district of Mongkok – an area known for its high concentration of bars, clubs and restaurants.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron. Photos Alexander Severin Architectural
 

The raw interior of Herzog & de Meuron's jenga building has been revealed

NEW YORK CITY – Sparkly and shiny domestic properties are very nice for living in but often don't make the most interesting of subjects to critique.

ADNOC tower by HOK. Photos [awaiting name]
 

HOK's high-rise tower stands out eccentrically against the urban landscape

ABU DHABI – The design for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company tower in the United Arab Emirates capital is motivated by the attitude 'less is more'.

Vagelos Education Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler. Photos Iwan Baan
 

Students receive vertical learning in Manhattan

NEW YORK – The Vagelos Education Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler features a 14-storey cascade for informal study.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Grove at Grand Bay by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photos Rasmus Hjortshoj
 

Two twisting towers turn eyes to the Florida coast

MIAMI – BIG's residential high-rise in Coconut Grove, the oldest and greenest neighbourhood in Miami, is the first to be built for over a decade.

 

SOM escapes mediocrity with a new skyscraper in Beijing's Dawangjing

BEIJING – The city of Beijing is rapidly building new business districts – and where there's a business district there must be skyscrapers. 

Each room has its own private balcony with a countryside view.
 

C.F. Møller upgrades a Danish campus with new student dormitories

ODENSE – The main campus of the University of Southern Denmark adds optimistic quarters to its historical functionalist campus.

The structure is an undulating tower comprising 450 apartments, each benefitting from a corner view.
 

Elenberg Fraser offers a different approach to apartment living

MELBOURNE – The Australian and Vietnam-based architectural practice Elenberg Fraser recently completed a 55-storey wave-like residential tower.