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Terracotta is designed with a double - helix structure that twists up around a fixed central core built mostly from concrete for seismic stability. All levels are linked by mega columns.
Project name
Terracotta
Architecture firm
Mohamed Aziz
Location
Ain El Sira Lake, Fustat, Egypt
Height
230 meters
The project was designed as a futuristic HQ for LYX arkitekter. The building is a bold statement in the middle of nature. Its organic seamless shape has been sculptured and tuned carefully with the parametric pattern which in his turn is filling the gaps between the vanishing ornaments and form the building identity.
Project name
LYX HQ.
Architecture firm
LYX arkitekter
Location
Imaginary Island
Height
30 stories
FR-EE: Design for a class-A tower on the most important traffic artery in Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma. A 1.5-acre site with plans for a 73-level, 145,000 m2 tower with an additional 10 levels below ground. A series of zones create interstitial spaces for perspectives and views to the outside throughout the entire building.
Project name
Torre Puerta Reforma (Saba)
Architecture firm
FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location
Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
Height
305 meters
Habitat Horticulture proposes Confluence Rising, an iconic living tower that celebrates the confluence of nature, art and innovation. Visitors enjoy an entry plaza/café and experience panoramic views framed by lush plantings from balconies at every level culminating in a roof-top greenhouse and observation deck.
Project name
Confluence Rising
Architecture firm
Habitat Horticulture
Location
Guadalupe Park, San Jose, California
Height
200 feet
MB Architects: The benefits of twisting towers go beyond aesthetics though. This type of design can make a building more aerodynamic and energy efficient. The twisting tower reduces wind-load by 24% (compared to a similarly sized rectangular building).
Project name
Twisting Tower
Architecture firm
MB Architects
Location
Chicago, USA
Height
350 meters
Inverse Project has envisioned this tower to commemorate the Bicentennial of Costa Rica that occurs in 2021. It is a concept for what a tower project could be in this biodiverse and environmentally conscious country. The tower would be the tallest in Central America rising to 65 levels and 294m.
Project name
Costa Rica Bicentennial Tower
Architecture firm
Inverse Project
Location
San Jose, Costa Rica
Height
294 meters
Matej Hosek: This is what I picture in my head when I dream about living in the clouds. Is it a simulation or post-apocalyptic retreat for survivors? Doesn't really matter as long as this time we will get it right. These megastructures are rooted in the earth and just like trees they sway in the wind. Reminiscent of ancient forests that are long go...
Project name
Cloud Islands
Architecture firm
Matej Hosek
Location
Fictional
Height
2.5 km
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) was announced as the winner of the design competition to build Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base.
Project name
Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base
Architecture firm
Zaha Hadid Architects
Location
Shenzhen, China
Height
400 meters