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Smoky pinnacles of Berlin

Smoky pinnacles of Berlin

Ferminnan + Spagnoletta Architects have planned a kaleidoscopic skyscraper hotel in Berlin located between Alexanderplatz and The Hackescher, which focuses on overlapping volumes. The project’s metal patterned facades allow the building’s skin to breathe and act as a filter for incoming and outgoing light and to display its convincing volume at the same time. 
 
Tropical campus for São Paulo

Tropical campus for São Paulo

Brazilian and French firm Triptyque Architecture has proposed a master plan consisting of four mixed-used towers that, upon completion, would facilitate 400 apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail programs.
 
Cruising in Mumbai

Cruising in Mumbai

Designed by ARK Reza Kabul Architects, The South Bay in Mumbai, India resembles the form of a luxurious cruise ship ready to set sail. The contemporary design of the 70 metre tall structure comes as an organic response to its surroundings. The structure features a lobby, parking, 17 residential units and a sky lounge. The roads around the structure depict the waves, with the enormous double heighted lobby forming the hull of the structure. The large double heighted archways offer a welcoming sensation. 
 
The highest in Thailand

The highest in Thailand

Thailand has welcomed an interesting modern addition to their city skyline called the MahaNakhon, or the Pixel Tower. The building celebrated its official opening on August 29 with a spectacular light show in downtown Bangkok.
 
New spire for London

New spire for London

Architects of multi-award winning firm HOK have revealed plans to build a 234-metre-high skyscraper in east London that will segregate private and social apartments (+ slideshow). The tower has been designed by architects Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo.
 
White Horizon Of Tel Aviv

White Horizon Of Tel Aviv

French architect David Tajchman has envisioned a new skyscraper for Tel Aviv, Israel. The conceptual project, named “Gran Mediterraneo” offers a mix of programs including apartments, a hotel, an automated car park, public charging station, farming and public gardens, co-working spaces, spas and more - all “wrapped in mirrored glass” and white concrete.

Creative Simplicity

Creative Simplicity

Greatwall Construction recently hosted a tenancy signing ceremony of the new Greatwall Office Complex in Wuhan. The complex has attracted a number of Banking & Investment firms and Fortune 500 companies including Datong Global Capital Management, Shanghai Yinlai Asset Management, and FedEx to name a few.

The Tool Depended on the Individual

The Tool Depended on the Individual

What is the subject-matter of the profession of economist in the field of construction? Are there any particularities in BIM implementation in France? These and other issues we explored with President the National Union of Economists in the field of Construction (UNTEC), a leading adviser to the French government on BIM - Pierre Mit.

Asian Cobra

Asian Cobra

In March, Monaco-based Russian architect, writer and tycoon Vasily Klyukin presented a skyscraper shaped like a giant cobra rising up from the ground. The image of a snake conjures an array of interpretations depending on the culture and community of the place, but its powerful presence and perception is universally acknowledged. In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same. The symbol of wisdom and eternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city.

Symbol of Openness and Cooperation

Symbol of Openness and Cooperation

TFP Farrells have won an international design competition, organised by Winland Group, for the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Centre in an emerging CBD district in Xiamen, China. Under the 12th Five-Year Plan, this proposal will form an integral part of a new financial centre. From its position on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island the development will offer panoramic views of Taiwan and Kinmen Island.