Saturday, June 2, 2012

ARCHITECTURE : LET’S DEFY THE SKY.

 

Herzog & de Meuron

56 Leonard Street will be a 57-story residential condominium building at the intersection of Church Street and Leonard Street in the Tribeca Historic District of downtown Manhattan, where it will rise above cobbled streets and historic 19th century neighbors.

 

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Towers strike back in Paris with Herzog et Meuron

 

B3A Tower  in Paris by Herzog & de Meuron

 

 

 

Herzog & de Meuron

 

 

Jean Nouvel for Gazprom .

Glass floors, glass everything.

 

 

Jean Nouvel in Doha, Qatar. Office building.

 

 

The glass-clad building is wrapped in a metal brise-soleil based on a traditional Islamic pattern.

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Dancing Dragons by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

 

We get the dragon part, but what about the dancing?

 


When architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill design a new building, people tend to pay attention. With projects like the Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower under their belt, the firm is one of the world's leading skyscraper designers.

Dancing Dragons, a pair of striking supertall skyscrapers that will reshape the skyline of Seoul, South Korea. Inspired by mythical Korean dragons, the 88- and 77-story towers feature a breathable scale-like skin through which air can circulate.

 

 

 

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