The new owners of Upper West Side landmark the Apthorp have been trying for some time to convince the City to allow them to build a four penthouse addition on top of the existing building. If last night’s public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is any indication, it looks […]
The sky’s the limit for the people who live in these huge buildings. Construction database Emporis recently compiled a list of the 10 tallest residential buildings in the world. With each of the buildings in the top 10 soaring above 300 meters (984 feet), these skyscrapers take city living to […]
Since the global financial crisis ended, construction spending has roared back. In the U.S., experts are debating whether the housing recovery has seen its top. In China, on the other hand, experts fear the country has been completely overbuilt with ghost cities, empty lots and half-finished construction projects seemingly everywhere. […]
This sprawling, seven story government building was recently built in the village of Yungai. Nice right? The problem is, the building begins to look a little ostentatious when you consider that Yungai, an impoverished village on the outskirts of the city of Changsha in the central province of Hunan with […]
When it was built in 1972, architect Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower was meant to be the housing structure of the future. Now in 2013, his “masterpiece” stands dilapidated and virtually empty. Click here to go inside the Capsule Tower > So what happened? When the Capsule Tower was under […]
“Blob” buildings are taking over the world. That’s according to Emporis, a database of construction projects, which has made a list of some of the most spectacular examples of blob architecture or so-called “Blobitecture.” The free-flowing form has popped up all over the planet in the past decade, thanks to […]
From 1862 to 2014.
Reaching to the sky.
Rated by Emporis.
A historical moment captured with a GoPro.
The Burj Khalifa may have met its match.
Moving tables and suspending workspaces...
Designing her first building in New York City.
Competing at the World Architecture Festival.
Development in high speed.
Take a tour of MU.
Complete with underwater rooms!
See them before it's too late.
Eight to 10 people may be trapped.
But can they build it in just seven months?
A historical moment captured with a GoPro.
At a symbolic 1,776 ft.
Including One World Trade centre, the new tallest building in the West.
Demolished in the name of progress.
Compiled in a new book.
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/7508665178/”] It seems like every year architects and engineers push boundaries and shatter records to erect the new tallest building.The Burj Khalifa was named the tallest building in the world in 2010 at 2,717 feet, and the London Shard’s observation tower opened on the tower’s 72nd floor […]
[credit provider=”PROJECT: LANDSCAPE HOUSE” url=”https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.254730964596400.55309.136282756441222&type=3″] Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars has designed a 12,000-square-foot “house with no beginning or end,” and he plans to build the entire thing using only a 3D printer.The conceptual two-story Landscape House from Universe Architecture in Amsterdam was created to look like the famous Möbius strip, […]
The latest concept designs for the proposed tower above New York’s Museum of Modern Art, called Torre Verre, have just been released.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oscarniemeyer.jpg”] Oscar Niemeyer, the Brazilian architect who is considered by many to be the father of modern architecture, died today.After 76 years of continuous work, Niemeyer died at the age of 104.
[credit provider=”Visual House ” url=”https://www.visualhouse.co.uk/portfolio/3d-illustrations/tall”] New York City’s skyline is about to be altered once again.City officials and developers will officially break ground today on the Hudson Yards complex on Manhattan’s Far West Side, according to The New York Daily News.
[credit provider=”concreteforms via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/concrete_forms/523765240/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Newer homes are remarkably energy tight thanks to superior insulating materials that are in wide circulation today.The energy savings can be substantial – homeowners can use up to 60% less energy in the most efficient green homes.
Architect Zaha Hadid has revealed her latest design, for the former Beko factory in downtown Belgrade, Serbia. The curvy new Beko Building sort of looks like a wild slide.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of SCAD”] Earlier this year, a Chinese construction company announced plans to build a new “world’s tallest skyscraper,” an 838-meter highrise in Changsha.It also promised to complete the building, called Sky City One, in an astonishing 90-day timeline, and to do it for $628 million — around a […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:One_Madison_Park_from_Madison_Square_Park.jpg”] It’s not new that being thin is trendy.Maybe a little more shocking is that this trend is also true in the real estate market.
[credit provider=”Zaha Hadid Architects” url=”http://www.zaha-hadid.com/people/zaha-hadid/”] Zaha Hadid has been a pioneer in the field of architecture, becoming the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the Nobel Prize of her field) in 2004.Hadid, who was born in Iraq in 1950, recently told Glamour, “I always wanted to be an […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Rubenstein Public Relations”] The developers of new luxury highrise 50 United Nations Plaza held an official groundraising ceremony on 46th Street and 1st Avenue today, and from a newly released rendering, the building looks like it will be fantastic.But that’s to be expected from Zeckendorf Development, who […]
[credit provider=”ingenhoven architects + Architectus / H.G. Esch, Hennef”] From New York City’s Freedom Tower to Singapore’s Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, we’ve found the coolest buildings of 2012.We took into account innovation, creativity, structure, sustainability and buzz and we asked architects, engineers, designers, critics, and academics to […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Shard_Inauguration.jpg”] It has been a phenomenal year in the world of architecture, with architects and engineers pushing the boundaries of innovation and design.Click here to go straight to the buildings >
[credit provider=”Flickr/jonas.lowgren” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonas_lowgren/5915449226/”] Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world’s most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with.They’ve become popularised on websites like abandoned-places.com,weburbanist.com, and the granddaddy of them all, atlasobscura.com, an exhaustive user-generated and editor-curated database of the unusual.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=aerial%20housing&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1339426696&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=7b8d57a5660b497dba14f4f921a9d040&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] UPDATE:Housing starts increased to the second highest level since 2008 but missed economists’ loftier projections, new data out of the Census Bureau shows.
[credit provider=”Joe Raedle/Getty Images”] UPDATE:A key indicator of home builder confidence rebounded to its highest level since June 2006, new data from the National Association of Home Builders shows.
Chinatown luminary San Yan Wong sees absolutely no downside to building a 128-floor “super skyscraper” just west of the Manhattan Bridge.
[credit provider=”State Department”] The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is an unusual building.For one thing, as you can see in the centre photo above, it’s over 10 stories high — most embassies are much shorter. For another, it’s right in the middle of downtown Cairo, in a posh area called Garden […]
The 74-story Gate to the East was designed to bring some architectural triumph to the Chinese city of Suzhou, 45 miles east of Shanghai. RNJM, the British architecture firm behind the building, called it “a mix of westernised pure form and Chinese subtlety” that “represents the significance of the China […]
[credit provider=”Joe Raedle/Getty Images”] UPDATE:Building permits in the United States surged 6.8 per cent to a four year high last month, new data from the Census Bureau shows.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is building an adventure playground for her two kids that’s so big she must get permission from the City of Edinburgh Council to build it, according to the Daily Mail.
[credit provider=”Copyright Gensler”] Architects around the world are reaching to infinity and beyond with new construction.Emporis, a database of construction projects, just released a list of the 10 tallest skyscrapers that are currently under construction, meaning they have a foundation laid.
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/3241696675/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The Minister’s Treehouse just clinched the Guinness World Records title of the world’s largest treehouse, but the treehouse’s builder, Horace Burgess, says he’s not done yet.The house, located in Crossville, T.N., is a work in progress.
[credit provider=”BSB” url=”http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CH0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.broad.com%3A8089%2Fenglish%2Fdown%2Fen_sky_city.pdf&ei=VD7fT8WYCYuA6QGkvZ2qCw&usg=AFQjCNGszKOMeDQ28azew_uPeuY9VBTw6Q”] The Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, took five years to construct.But Broad Sustainable Building, a Chinese construction company, says it will build the world’s new tallest building—the so-called Sky City in Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan Province—in just 90 days.
[credit provider=”Flickr/paul_bica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dexxus/5890431924/”] In 2011, 88 new towers over 200 meters (656 ft.) high were built in the world–a record number, compared to the 32 new towers built in 2005. There are another 96 new towers slated for completion this year, with China being the biggest builder.But with so many […]
An Oregon family is facing serious fines for building a $100,000 pool and patio on government land, reports Oregon Live’s Rachel Stark.
[credit provider=”National Trust For Historic Preservation” url=”https://nthp.widencollective.com/DirectorAccount.html”] Take a long, hard look at these pictures, because the places in them could soon be gone.The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of most endangered places in America. Two of the sites on the list this year are […]
[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Joel Allen “] It’s midnight when the ad for a hardwood basketball floor appears on Craigslist. Joel Allen, 30, has been hitting the Refresh button for hours searching for something, anything, of value.Now the moment he’s been waiting for has arrived.
[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Joel Allen “] Joel Allen was just 26 when he quit his job as a software developer to pursue his lifelong dream of inventing a get-rich-quick scheme.Things didn’t pan exactly as planned: He ran out of money, fell in love and found his calling as a […]
A 123-year-old building belonging to the former machine factory Oerlikon in Zurich, Switzerland, was shifted to make way for new railway tracks, Swissinfo reports. The 6,200-ton building took 19 hours to move 200 feet to its new location on Wednesday.
[credit provider=”Skyscraper centre”] Step aside, Burj Khalifa and Freedom Tower—the next generation of skyscrapers is coming and they’re absolutely phenomenal.These are the 10 tallest proposed buildings in the world, according to the Skyscraper centre, and while they’re not yet a reality, even the thought of them is impressive.
[credit provider=”BBC” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18066615″] A Chinese building company has erected a three-story high rise using pre-made parts in only nine days, reports Xiaoun Yao of BBC News.The company, Broad Sustainable Building, said that the building should have been done in 24 hours, but heavy rain, a delivery problem and a national holiday […]
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/2863977365/in/photostream/”] A number of important decisions are involved in the purchase of a home. But one of the most basic decisions is the first one, which will impact the rest of the process: buy an existing home or build one from scratch?U.S. News spoke with housing […]
This building in the Kazakhstan region of Bessoba collapsed on Friday morning, tengrinews.kz reports.
[credit provider=”AP”] A spectacular blaze atop a tower that is to be Europe‘s tallest skyscraper lit up the Moscow sky like a giant matchstick Monday night, reigniting controversy over how rapidly – and perhaps carelessly – the Russian capital’s makeover is proceeding.The fire – which broke out among construction materials […]
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A CHILDREN’S EXPERIMENT with smoking is believed to have sparked the fire which destroyed a 14th century gothic castle in Slovakia.
[credit provider=”Foster + Partners” url=”http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/465/Default.aspx”] Hermitage Plaza, a new development in the Parisian neighbourhood of La Défense, was granted planning permission by French authorities this week.The development will include two huge 93 story towers as well as multiple shops, cafes and a public plaza.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Boeing”] For ages, all Boeing aircraft have been picked up at the 60,000 square foot Everett Delivery centre in Washington.Now, according to CNET, Boeing is breaking ground on an all new delivery centre in Everett that is three times the size.
The innovative Japanese are trying out a new way to make earthquake-resistant buildings.
[credit provider=”Getty / Chris Jackson”] For the first time it its history, London’s iconic Battersea Power Station will be sold on the open market.Stephan Miles-Brown, Head of Residential Development at Knight Frank, described the iconic building as being “as iconic as the Chrysler Building in New York or the Eiffel […]
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/”] This post originally appeared at Mental_Floss.In 2010, Ethan Trex gave us a great list of buildings shaped like what they sell… but there are way more than just 10 buildings shaped like what they sell, so today we’re back with more! (Thanks in part to the tips […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Hamburg is building an enormous, 667,000 square-foot structure in the middle of its historic docklands. The hope is to compete with the big boys and become internationally recognised as a home for classical music.But in the middle of a financial crisis, can a medium-sized city like Hamburg afford […]
[credit provider=”Flickr via thetravelguru” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetravelguru/6203390713/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] This post originally appeared at Travel + Leisure.What do the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, and Mexico City’s Museo Soumaya have in common? All opened in the last five years and surged to the top of T+L’s first landmarks survey—proving that some structures are instant classics.
[credit provider=”Avesta Group / PR”] We brought you the news last month that Azerbaijan was planning to build the world’s tallest building at 3,645 feet — taller than both the Burj Khalifa and the upcoming Kingdom Tower to be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Now, News.az brings us more information on […]
[credit provider=”Antony Wood, CTBUH” url=”http://www.ctbuh.org/HighRiseInfo/ImageDatabase/tabid/60/language/en-GB/Default.aspx”] At 2,717 feet, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, but since its opening two years ago, it has struggled to profit from its grand reputation.As Angela Shah reports for The New York Times, investors are calling the Burj “distressed,” as the […]
You don’t need to be a poet to find a metaphor in the foreclosure of Bank of America (BAC) Plaza in Atlanta.Bank of America has come to represent the U.S. property bust more than any other institution, so it is only fitting that a 55-story tower that bears its name–the tallest in […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Erik Daniel Drost” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edrost88/6279265195/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Blame high security costs, new leasing cost estimates, and protracted construction: One World Trade centre has become the world’s most expensive office tower, Eliot Brown reports for The Wall Street Journal.The price tag for the building, which is being constructed by the Port Authority of New […]
The incredible force of last night’s building explosion and collapse in Rio shows the terrifying force at work in the accident.
Alain de Botton, a Swiss-born writer and philosopher now resident in the UK, wants to build a series of “Temples to Atheism” in the UK, Dezeen reports.
[credit provider=”AP”] It looks like Azerbaijan is putting all that wonderful energy money to good use (and no, not just by giving our Editor-in-Chief postcards and DVDs).The New York Times reported this week that the country is looking to build the world’s tallest building (3,645 feet) on a man made […]
[credit provider=”The Church of Scientology” url=”http://www.scientologynews.org/press-releases/grand-opening-scientology-ideal-organisation-opens-tampa.html”] According to the official Scientology website, there are over 8,500 Scientology Churches, Missions and affiliated groups in 165 countries around the world.That’s a lot of space for a religion that was born out of a science fiction novel.
Visions of towering skyscrapers that would become the tallest in the world, ideas of glass performing arts centres that showcased culture, and buildings that would serve to revitalize cities.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:101_Tower.jpg”] Constructed from 1999 to 2004 at a cost of $1.8 billion, Taipei 101 is the most expensive skyscraper ever built.But it won’t hold that record for much longer.
[credit provider=”Flickr”] WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders have found a way to make money in a decrepit home market: Apartments.The number of permits to build apartments jumped to a three-year high last month. In 12 months, they’ve surged 63 per cent.
[credit provider=”http://londonriverpark.org” url=”http://londonriverpark.org/gallery/”] London’s proposed Riverpark been compared to New York City’s High Line — an ambitious attempt to user the cities space in a way that is both creative and useful for visitors and residents.The park would sit on the Thames, rising and falling with the tide, and creating […]
Google Earth has spotted new structures in China’s Gobi Desert.
[credit provider=”BUNKER ARQUITECTURA “] Skyscrapers not only define a city’s skyline, but they provide office, living and sometimes retail space to thousands of people in a city.In a place like Mexico City, historic value is placed on architecture, and buildings have height codes restricting buildings higher than eight stories in […]
[credit provider=”kevinmarsh via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmarsh/413075657/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Real estate may be expensive, but sometimes the buildings constructed on top of that land are far pricier.Construction started this week on Yongsan Landmark Tower in downtown Seoul, South Korea, which is expected to cost a record-breaking $3.43 billion to build.
[credit provider=”AP”] THE LATEST National Housing Survey has found that although 701 developments have been completed over the past year, more than 2,000 remain unfinished.Of the 2,876 developments inspected in the survey, 2,066 are still unfinished and almost 90 per cent of those were mainly inactive sites at the time […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Historic monuments often don’t have a long shelf life in today’s culture. The Taliban destroyed 1500-year-old Buddhas in 2001 and historically-significant buildings are frequently razed. In recognition of this, the World Monuments Fund has released its 2012 Watch list of sites facing “current preservation issues.”
[credit provider=”via Mitsubishi” url=”http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2011/0928_zoom_01.html”] Mitsubishi is setting records. The company was recently hired to install in China’s Shanghai Towers what will become the world’s fastest elevators.The elevator is expected to travel at 59 feet per second, beating the record of 55 feet per second currently held by Taipei Towers.
[credit provider=”Kevin Hutchinson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hutchike/2130174/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Tower 42, one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers, is being put up for sale by its owners BlackRock and LaSalle, reports Property Week.The tower, which is being sold for £290 million ($456 million), looks to be another prized asset in London’s fast moving property market.
[credit provider=”Scott Brownrigg”] Most of the companies for whom those offices were created are already broadly known: perhaps anyone can recognise a part of their brand identity incorporated into their offices.But what is more important, they have seemingly become pioneers in a very different, contemporary office culture which throws away […]
[credit provider=”Yheu-Shen Chua” url=”http://openbuildings.com/buildings/re-imagining-the-hoover-dam-profile-38678″] Skyscrapers are a building type unmatched in scale, boldness and social implications. Their historical youth – marked by engineering ambition and architectural idealism – has conditioned us into thinking they are all about the competition to conquer new heights in a sky that has no limits.Click […]
[credit provider=”via AS + GG” url=”http://smithgill.com/#/news/kingdom_tower_announcement”] Architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill just released the first official rendering of Kingdom Tower, the tallest planned building in the world (via Dezeen).The skyscraper will rise above Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea, and reach a height of over 3,280 feet.
[credit provider=”menainfra” url=”http://www.menainfra.com/news/city-of-silk/”] Will we ever see a building taller than Burj Khalifa?Inevitably we will — although it might not happen until the global economy rises to another bubble. Various analysts have identified the relationship between record-breaking skyscrapers and financial crisis.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong” url=”http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HongKong/Default.htm”] Hong Kong is now home to the tallest hotel in the world (via ET). The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which opened today, has 118 floors and stands 1,600 feet tall with spectacular views of Victoria Harbor.On the hotel’s 118th story, floor-to-ceiling windows allow […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Archdaily” url=”http://www.archdaily.com/building-of-the-year/2010/”] Four of the coolest buildings of 2010 were built in America, according to voters at ArchDaily.Three award-winning buildings were built in Portugal.