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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.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Thornton To masetti Chairman & CEO Tom Scarangello has added another professional honor to his resume. He was inducted into the National Academy of Construct ion (NAC), which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering and construction professions, at its Oct. 23 annual meeting in Charleston, S.C. “I’m honored to be elected into the National Academy of Construction and to be recognized by my peers for my contributions to advancing this industry,” he said.

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary. The editorial board of Tall Buildings magazine extends felicitations uponthe artist birthday and wishes her inspiration and creative energy, which allows her to make people wonder and embody fantastic images into reality of architectural form.

The Heart of Silicon Valley

The Heart of Silicon Valley

International design firm, Steinberg, teamed with Insight Realty Co., has been selected to develop a prime downtown San Jose spot 180 Park Ave., better known as Parkside Hall. The City of San Jose chose the team’s mixed-use tower proposal that combines residential, office, a hotel, and new expansion space for the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Praemium Imperiale

Praemium Imperiale

October 21 was held a grand ceremony of delivery of the imperial awards. The Japan Art Association (JAA) has named French architect Dominique Perrault winner of the 2015 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Lauded for his "wildly imaginative [or] abstractly minimal" designs, Perrault is known for masterfully blending innovative works with their context.