Studio LOKAL’s Hanging Gardens Tower Wins Copenhagen Residential Competition

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Denmark-based Studio LOKAL has won the competition for the design of a residential tower in Copenhagen, with The Hanging Gardens, its proposal for a merger of the historic brick buildings of Carlsberg (which is also the site of a former vegetable market) with the concept of a personal garden for each resident. The project — with construction set to start in April of 2017 — also has the concept of encouraging residents to grow their own produce in one of the tower’s gardens, a method of returning to homegrown roots. Continue reading “Studio LOKAL’s Hanging Gardens Tower Wins Copenhagen Residential Competition”

XTU Architects’ “In Vivo” Green Project was a Winner of the Réinventer.Paris Competition

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XTU Architects,  BPD Marignan, SNI Group and MU Architecture won the Réinventer.Paris competition for Paris Rive Gauche site M5A2. The winning project, called In Vivo, seeks to promote “social mix and openness between citizens and [integrate] nature into cities, to achieve a fairer, more sustainable, and resilient city.” This is being done by erecting four buildings; three for humans, and one for raising earthworms for the purpose of vermicomposting the inhabitants’ organic waste. Continue reading “XTU Architects’ “In Vivo” Green Project was a Winner of the Réinventer.Paris Competition”

This Taiwan Tower is a MOST Surreal Building…

If you take a good look at that little strip of green on top of that building, you’ll see that it’s actually a forest, and it’s floating 1000 feet above Taiwan’s skyline.  This forest is actually sitting on a blue glow of anti-gravity beams (NAH, I’m just kidding). Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Taiwan Tower, a banyan tree-like structure designed by Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto, a giant steel superstructure that may become the most surreal piece of engineering ever seen. It was selected as the first prize winner for the Taiwan Tower International Competition in 2011, and it reflects on Fujimoto’s philosophy of Primitive Future, as the “21st Century Oasis” that aspires to be a model of green architecture for the future generations of buildings. Continue reading “This Taiwan Tower is a MOST Surreal Building…”