Construction resumes on the tallest tower in the world

March 13, 2018 by  
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture ‘s Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building – however construction has been stalled at the 63rd floor. Now, according to local news, construction has resumed. Once the project is completed, which is slated to happen in 2020, the building will rise 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) into the sky. According to the Times of Oman , the $1.5 billion tower, also known as the Kingdom Tower , was experiencing challenges in construction. “We have faced delays. In projects of this magnitude you always have delays – I hope we’ll recover the delays we’ve had. We will be open for business by 2020, hopefully,” Mounib Hammoud, CEO of Jeddah Economic Co , said in an interview with the Times of Oman . Related: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Building a tower this size is going to have challenges, so a delay isn’t entirely unexpected. Nothing this height has ever been built before, and it requires a lot of extra work, including experts who check the tower every week to make sure it is completely vertical. You can imagine what a disaster even a small percentage of lean would be. Even with the delays, the tower should have a concrete shell and cladding by next year and it’s scheduled to open to the public the following year. Right now, the world’s tallest building is the 2,716 foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. + JEC + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Via Times of Oman and Dezeen

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Designing for the circular economy with Bruce Smith from Steelcase

February 16, 2018 by  
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Hear from Steelcase Director of Design Bruce Smith about how to push limits, explore edges, and prototype quickly, and the benefits of applying design thinking to developing sustainable systems.

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A 21st-century business ‘cookbook’ offers a success strategy

November 30, 2017 by  
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Executives Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith lay out the future of corporate citizenship and the business of sustainability.

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Roger Partners and ASD picked to give St. Petersburg, Florida an exciting new public pier

July 30, 2015 by  
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Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum tunnels through a mountain peak

July 30, 2015 by  
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Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

February 14, 2015 by  
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If you are looking for a little inspiration this weekend, how about this quote from proud papa Will Smith? According to Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair of shoes. He has three pair of pants and he has five shirts, total,” said the actor. “He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation,” Smith added. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: actor quotes , consumerism , ecouterre , Jaden Smith , Jaden Smith consumerism , Jaden Smith money , money , ownership generations , Will Smith , Will Smith quotes , Will Smith son

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Dancing Dragons Towers With Scaly, Breathable Skin

May 10, 2012 by  
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Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

May 10, 2012 by  
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Ascensio Mah recently teamed up with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to create this beautiful twisting planter embedded with a series of miniature gardens. Showcased at this year’s Canada Blooms garden show , the rippling design unfolds to reveal “garden parcels” that invite visitors to take a closer look. Read the rest of Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asensio mah , canada blooms garden show , garden design , green garden design , harvard design school , micro gardens , modular gardens , sustainable deisgn

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Mandala Round Prefab is BC’s First Energy Star Qualified Home

May 10, 2012 by  
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Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

April 2, 2012 by  
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