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ODA designs Manhattan tower that increases size as it ascends

September 14, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Era by ODA Architecture

American office ODA has released renderings of a residential building with cantilevered upper storeys, scheduled to be built on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Called Era, the 20-storey apartment building will have 57 units, each with two to five bedrooms, and cover 136,639 square feet (126,94 square metres). The 250-feet-tall (76 metre-tall) project is estimated to

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S9 Architecture creates gridded facade for 111 Varick tower in Manhattan

September 13, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
111 Varick by S9 Architecture

American firm S9 Architecture has completed a tall residential building in a post-industrial New York neighbourhood, incorporating design elements that “pay homage to the past”. The 111 Varick tower is located at Hudson Square, a once-industrial district that has morphed over the decades. The 30-storey tower was built atop the former site of a parking

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Ten impressive architectural viewpoints designed to stand out

August 25, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Viewpoints roundup

Architectural viewpoints have been in the news lately with the opening of BIG’s helical Marsk Tower and controversy surrounding MVRDV’s Marble Arch Mound and Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel. Here are 10 impressive lookouts from Dezeen’s archive. Vlooyberg Tower by Close to Bone Engineering studio Close to Bone created an 11.5-metre-high cantilevered staircase as a unique viewpoint in Flanders, Belgium.

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New photos show BIG’s twisting Marsk Tower

August 13, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
BIG Marsk Tower

Danish architecture studio BIG has revealed new images by Rasmus Hjortshøj of Marsk Tower, its spiralling double-helix viewing tower that recently opened to the public in southwestern Denmark. The 25-metre-tower is located in the UNESCO world heritage site of Wadden Sea National Park and was constructed from Corten steel. “Marsk tower is a testament to

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Studio Gang designs One Hundred skyscraper with angled facades in St Louis

June 2, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
One Hundred by Studio Gang

Architecture firm Studio Gang has completed a tiered residential skyscraper with angled glass elements that overlooks Forest Park in St Louis, Missouri. Called One Hundred, the high-rise tower was completed in 2020 and takes its name from its location at 100 Kingshighway Boulevard in St Louis, which overlooks the park to the west. The 380-feet-tall

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HTA Architects builds “world’s tallest modular housing scheme” in Croydon

May 26, 2021 James Parkes 0
Ten Degrees is located at the heart of Croydron

British architecture studio HTA Architects has completed a two-tower housing scheme in Croydon, south London, which the studio says is the world’s tallest residential modular building. Named Ten Degrees, the housing scheme is 135 metres tall and comprises 546 rentable homes, an art gallery and a cafe over two towers spanning 38 and 44 storeys.

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Niall McLaughlin Architects models castle entrance tower on siege engine

April 15, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Auckland Castle's entrance by Niall McLaughlin Architects

Siege engines and market halls informed the design of the Auckland Tower, a larch entrance building and viewpoint that Niall McLaughlin Architects has created for a castle in England. The entrance marries a tall tower with a ticket hall and is the first port of call for visitors to Auckland Castle and its new Faith

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BarlisWedlick builds sauna topped by tower for Hudson Valley cabin

April 3, 2021 India Block 0
Sauna Tower in New York State

American architecture studio BarlisWedlick built this outdoor sauna topped by treehouse-style viewing platforms for a cabin in New York’s Hudson Valley. Set on a 75-acre patch of land with a cabin and a barn, the three-storey Sauna Tower is formed of a concrete sauna that functions as a base for the stacked platforms made of

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SMAR Architecture Studio designs swaying light-up tower for Silicon Valley

March 31, 2021 India Block 0
Breeze of Innovation

Breeze of Innovation is a viewpoint for San José, California, designed by SMAR Architecture Studio featuring rods that will sway in the wind and generate the power to light themselves. SMAR Architecture Studio won the Urban Confluence Silicon Valley competition to design a new landmark for Guadalupe Park and Gardens. The studio, which is led

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Spiral Tower is concept for an observation tower ride powered by a windmill

July 10, 2020 India Block 0
Spiral Tower by Northern Lights

A consortium of Dutch companies has developed a concept for a viewpoint, which would have electric cabins that would spiral up it and be run off solarpanels and wind. Engineers KCI, electrical specialists Bosch Rexroth, steel experts Hillebrand and creative agency NorthernLight, are the four companies from the Netherlands that collaborated on the piece of conceptual

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