Via 57 West, a tall building in NYC, stands out from all other tall buildings thanks to its unconventional shape. Having been awarded as “The best tall building of America in 2016” (http://awards.ctbuh.org/media/ctbuh-names-2016-tall-building-award-recipients/#BTB) by CTBUH, many photographers and journalists have caught images of this. West 57 has an entirely residential use with flats of two or three rooms.
The construction of an 1100-foot tall multi-use skyscraper is underway in downtown Los Angeles. At 2.1 million square feet and 73 stories tall the Wilshire Grand will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. While this is an impressive height, especially for L.A., it is dwarfed, worldwide, by roughly 40 structures. The majority of these buildings, around 34, exist outside of the U.S.
The two storey home in a Thai neighborhood for factory workers has a special feature that is not directly visible to the average eye. Hidden in the home's foundation is a system that allows it to float in case of extreme flooding events. This innovative floating system, developed in Thailand is a promising response to Thailand's high flooding frequency.
A residential model unit built exclusively out of recycled steel shipping containers is now a reality on the southwest corner of Trumbull and Pine, just north of Interstate 75, in Detroit. The housing unit consisting of three storie was constructed in the record time of six hours and 15 minutes and will serve as an example of what this new building approach is all about.
In Colombia, people have invented a new alternative green construction method for their homes, using old tires. Small buildings resembling igloos are becoming more and more frequent in the outskirts of the Colombian capital. View the video below for more information!
The winners of the 7th World Architecture Festival are diverse and impressive. On the occasion of this great contest, which took place in Singapore, we can have a look at each of the buildings that have received praise. Below is a comprehensive presentation on the best architecture of the year-and a glimpse into the future of design.
A Chinese construction company brings a revolution to the global building and construction industry, introducing a pioneering building philosophy, based on recycled building materials and a giant 3D printer. Read more on this new building technique that promises drastic reductions in cost, building time and required labour!