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Autodesk - Movement Forward

Autodesk - Movement Forward

Since Autodesk first entered the market of computer-aided design it has passed more than thirty years. Over the years the industry has changed a lot, but today Autodesk remains the world leader in 2D- and 3D-design. Autodesk Vice President of Global Services Callan Carpenter answered the questions of Tall Buildings magazine.

Alejandro Aravena of Chile receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Alejandro Aravena of Chile receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

January 13 was announced that Alejandro Aravena of Chile has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. The formal award ceremony for what has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 4, 2016.

Architecture Goes the Whole Way

Architecture Goes the Whole Way

What features nowadays architecture of highrise buildings? What are the trends of its further development? On these and other questions of Tall Buildings magazine answered Carlos R. Gomez - the architect whose projects are characterized by bold unexpected solutions.

Bamboo Stalk for Evergrande

Bamboo Stalk for Evergrande

Construction has begun on the Atkins-designed Evergrande International Financial Center in Hefei in Anhui province of China. The 518-metre supertall building will be the first skyscraper and highest landmark in Anhui province, China. The Evergrande International Financial Center in Hefei is the third Atkins-designed supertall building in Asia Pacific currently under construction. The other two projects are the 568-metre tall Pearl of the North in Shenyang and the 460- metre tall Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

New Giant Reaches Brisbane Height Limits

New Giant Reaches Brisbane Height Limits

Brisbane towers are continuing their dramatic skyward trend, with a proposal for a Cox Rayner Architectsdesigned high-rise building that precisely reaches the city’s 274.3m height limit submitted to the city council for approval. The 91 storey tower, described in the proposal as a “vertical village,” contains 732 apartments, with 517 twobedroom dwellings, 124 one-bedroom dwellings, 90 three-bedroom dwellings and a penthouse apartment containing four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Sao Paulo Crystal

Sao Paulo Crystal

The sustainable high-rise luxury residential project, Vitra, is designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) and developed by JHSF (Brazil), Brazil’s leading real estate development firm. Vitra is Libeskind’s first project in South America. Vitra is a luminous glass-clad, high-rise residential project in the Itaim Bibi district of São Paulo, near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares, offering access to the popular Ibirapuera and Do Povo parks.

Jenga Skyscraper

Jenga Skyscraper

60-storey skyscraper 56 Leonard Street located in lower Manhattan Tribeca, which construction to be completed this year, looks very similar to the assembled tower from the popular children’s board game “Jenga”. Does Leslie Scott, who in the 70s of the last century came up with this game, could imagine that her ideas after almost half a century will be embodied in the architecture? The project of “Jenga” (the nickname given the skyscraper by locals) was designed almost ten years ago by famous architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.

Interview with Keith Griffiths

Interview with Keith Griffiths

Below we represent the TB magazine interview with our first guest - Keith Griffiths, the founder of AEDAS, one of the largest architectural firms in the world, who has kindly agreed to answer the questions of our edition.

Star of the Commonwealth on Melbourne Skyline

Star of the Commonwealth on Melbourne Skyline

In October 2015 in Melbourne commenced the construction of Australia 108, a highly sculptural residential tower, unlike any other in Australia. Its slender form is highlighted by a golden starburst expression which then morphs into a curvaceous profile against the sky. The Starburst, inspired by the Commonwealth Star on the Australian flag, is a celebration of the sense of community within the building.

Pyramid Tower in Israel

Pyramid Tower in Israel

Studio Libeskind has won planning permission to build a 105-metre-high pointed skyscraper in the centre of Jerusalem – set to become the city’s second-tallest building. Designed in conjunction with local architect Yigal Levi, the tower will contain 200 luxury apartments, a boutique hotel, and a rooftop restaurant and observatory that will offer sweeping views, overlooking the ancient city. With a height of 105 metres, it will be just 16 metres shorter than the city’s tallest building – the 121-metre-high Holyland Tower1.