Tel Aviv’s Gran Mediterraneo Tower blooms with with a lush vertical garden

April 21, 2017 by  
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This curvy new skyscraper envisioned for Tel Aviv is a lush oasis that combines modern, sustainable living with plenty of nature. The skyscraper is filled with Mediterranean and Dead Sea flora and features an automated car park, farms, electric charging stations and public gardens. The mixed-use Gran Mediterraneo tower, designed by French architect David Tajchman , is wrapped in mirrored glass and white concrete conceived using the latest construction and digital technologies. Gran Mediterraneo combines different programs, including apartments, a hotel, an automated car park , a public charging station, farming and public gardens , co-working spaces and spas. The automated public car park will operate as the first induction charging station for public and shared electric driverless vehicles in the city. Related: Bordeaux’ Canopia tower will be one of the tallest timber frame structures in the world The tower aims to renew Tel Aviv’s skyline with its vertical form, generated using state-of-the-art digital tools . “Innovative with its topological geometry giving a spiral effect to the high-rise, the Gran Mediterraneo breaks with the global and usual stacking of horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass ,” said Tajchman. + David Tajchman Via Archdaily

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Futuristic floating skyscraper ‘heals’ the effects of climate change

April 12, 2017 by  
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Climate change is rapidly affecting every corner of the earth – but could an innovative new skyscraper help turn the tide? Heal-Berg is a proposal for a gigantic iceberg-shaped skyscraper designed to stop, heal and reverse the effects of climate change using some of the world’s most innovative green technology. The Heal-Berg proposal, which was recently awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Evolo Skyscraper Competition , envisions a futuristic floating skyscraper that actively heals the state of its surroundings. According to the creators, the design would use four criteria to help improve the environment. The first mission of the design would be to cleanse and purify the immediate air using lasers (invented by the University of California, Davis ) to zap carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen. Related: Hyper Filter Skyscraper Inhales Greenhouse Gases and Exhales Pure Oxygen The building would also operate on green energy by using osmotic power as well as wind power generated by the aerodynamic design of the building, which would channel wind through turbines. As far as green building materials, the design calls for 3D printed technology using a form of graphene, one of the strongest lightweight materials in existence, invented by MIT researchers . Within the building and surrounding area, a hyperloop would provide fast access and connectivity for residents and drones would enable the mobility of entire residential units between the different complexes. According to the designers, the healing skyscraper utilizes “some of the most recent innovative technology breakthroughs from all around the world, and combine[s] them as elements of a greater embodiment operating as a whole to achieve a goal, survival.” + Evolo

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This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper could be the tropical building of the future

December 8, 2016 by  
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Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA Architects designed the sustainable 30-story Oasia Hotel Downtown , presenting a green vision for better tropical towers. Plants creeping across the facade and several sky gardens cool the structure naturally. 20 species of plants and flowering vines crawling across the aluminum mesh exterior afford the hotel located in Singapore’s Central Business District a lush appearance. Eventually the entire building should be covered with the plants. For now, guests can stay in one of 300 rooms and explore sky gardens in the tower. Related: Tel Aviv’s Gran Mediterraneo Tower will feature a lush vertical garden The architects behind the project planted the greenery in a manner that wouldn’t require too much maintenance, as it’s hard to find “laborers who are both Spiderman and gardeners,” according to WOHA Architects co-founder Richard Hassell. And while the client’s goals weren’t necessarily sustainability or energy efficiency – they primarily wanted a stunning building – Hassell said he thinks the building design will offer significant energy savings. He believes the Singapore hotel could offer a model for other tropical skyscrapers around the world, which could green up city skylines. He told Curbed, “What’s interesting is the emotional appeal it has for people all over the world…Examining the central business districts of so many cities is like looking at the moon from the Earth; one is filled with life, the other is just this collection of dead stone. With Oasia, we’ve seen so many birds and insects flying around the building. People respond so well to seeing a hummingbird flying right outside their office window.” If the plants grow as planned, the tower could be more densely covered with verdant plant life in around a year. You can book a room in the hotel here . + WOHA Architects Via Curbed Images via WOHA Architects , WOHA Architects Facebook ( 1 , 2 , 3 ), and Oasia Hotels & Residences by Far East Hospitality Facebook

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MAD Architects unveil futuristic Cloud Corridor skyscrapers for Los Angeles

August 31, 2015 by  
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Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun

June 26, 2015 by  
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Italian design studio Luca Curci Architects unveiled their proposal for a floating vertical city for 2,500 inhabitants. The 18 storey tower would have a modular structure that would bring natural ventilation and light into the living units. Aiming to provide an alternative design for a population interested in healthy lifestyles, the architects envisioned the city-building with public gardens along its entire height. Read the rest of Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , floating architecture , futuristic design , green skyscraper , green tower , luca curci architects , modular design , natural light , natural ventilation , photovoltaics , Solar Power , vertical city

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Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

April 28, 2015 by  
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WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

April 28, 2015 by  
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Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

April 2, 2015 by  
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Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

March 24, 2014 by  
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

May 7, 2013 by  
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With projects like the Burj Khalifa under his belt, architect Adrian Smith has become synonymous with supertall skyscrapers – so it’s no surprise that his firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill , is the creative force behind Imperial Tower , a 116-story tower that’s proposed for Mumbai. The only problem with building such a tall tower in Mumbai is dealing with the wind, but AS+GG have come up with a solution for that. The firm claims that the skinny tower is aerodynamically shaped to “confuse the wind.” Strange as that may sound, the tower will also feature several sky gardens that the firm says will further help to break up wind currents around the building. Read the rest of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “Adrian Smith” , “AS+GG” , Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill , Bombay , gray water recycling , green skyscraper , green skyscrapers , high rises , Imperial Tower , India , Mumbai , rainwater harvesting , rainwater recycling , Sky-Gardens , skyscrapers , solar gain , supertall buildings        

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