Articles on High-rise

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.

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.

Interior shots of the finished building appear throughout the sequence of construction.
 

Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe dissect the cheesegrater

LONDON – Architectural Photographer Paul Raftery reflects on his collaboration with filmmaker Dan Lowe for a documentary on the construction of the Leadenhall Building in London.

The tower’s fabric-like façade refers to a textile market that once occupied the site.
 

Jing Mian Xin Cheng by SPARK

BEIJING – SPARK Architects hope their new mixed-use complex will serve as a reminder that ‘depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the city’s expansion’.

The building's expressive staggered-truss system forms the main form of expression on its principal elevation.
 

Godfrey Hotel by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

CHICAGO – The unusual structural system of this boutique hotel was not the reason it took almost 10 years to build.