Futuristic 197 Building In The Heart Of Parramatta, Australia

Let us show you a tower inspired by nature and history by GroupGSA and Rafael de la Hoz. Winner of the International Design Excellence Competition for 197 Church Street, Parramatta, Australia. The architectural concept originates from the building’s location in the heart of Parramatta. “Drawing inspiration from the urban context, heritage and the timeless Australian landscape, our proposal meets the challenge of shaping the transformation of Parramatta. The design is imbued with multiple layers of meaning and significance to generate a contemporary design of sensitivity and sophistication. Towers are defined by their verticality. We searched for inspiration within the New South Wales landscape for a characteristic Australian element that could help us express this verticality, an element that establishes a link originating from its placement in the heart of Parramatta. We found our inspiration in the EucalyptusTree, a species endemic to the Parramatta area. The Eucalypt is most clearly expressed in the design of the elevation, which abstracts the pattern of the bark of a Eucalyptus tree into a series of oval elements, staggered across its façade.” Take a look!

Lego Architecture Skyline Collection

The new Lego Architecture Skyline Collection might just awake the creative talent and building imagination we all have within us, by allowing you to emulate some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers and urban sights such as New York, Berlin or Venice. Rebuild the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, St. Mark’s Campanile or the Reichstag Victory Column. With the usual top-notch quality and a slightly different type of building blocks, these constructions will not only look good in your children’s bedroom but also in your office. Get a fresh view on the world’s iconic buildings and have fun in the building process with the Lego Architecture Skyline Collection. And don’t forget to check our list of 15 Biggest LEGO Sets Ever Made.

ODA’s Futuristic Midtown Tower Features ‘Private Sky Gardens’

ODA Architecture is throwing back to the Space Age with its latest designs for a tower at 303 East 44th Street, which is being developed by Triangle Equities. The top half of the building will feature 16-foot gaps between every two floors that are separated by white beams, The Real Deal reports. The spaces between the floors will be turned into private, outdoor sculpture gardens. “There’s going to be a time in New York City where living without a substantial outdoor space is just going to be unacceptable. It’s going to be like living in the suburbs without a backyard,” ODA principal Eran Chen told TRD. “All these towers that don’t have them are going to lose their value.” The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. The penthouse has access to the sixth garden.

The Scotts Tower by UNStudio

UNStudio‘s design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore will be the first development to be unveiled today under the Far East Organisation’s new SOHO brand. Designed to conserve space whilst maximizing live/work/play areas, The Scotts Tower presents a new dimension of functional and flexible vertical space. “The concept of The Scotts Tower is that of a vertical city incorporating a variety of residence types and scales. In addition, outdoor green areas in the form of sky terraces, penthouse roof gardens and individual terraces form an important element of the design. The vertical city concept is interpreted on the tower in three scales; the “city”, the “neighbourhood” and the “home”.” Have fun!

Vincent Callebaut’s Futuristic Skyscraper

In this futuristic tower, you can easily find out the handwriting of the architect Vincent Callebaut. "Due to its proximity to China’s billowing tailpipes and its own fossil-fueled emissions, Taichung in Taiwan needs as much help as possible to suck up the city’s carbon. That combined with the country’s centennial celebration of independence inspired Vincent Callebaut to design the Biotic Arch – quite possibly the greenest skyscraper proposal we’ve ever seen – as part of the “Taichung Active Gateway City.” The tower has so many living facades and vertical gardens that it looks like one giant bush, and it receives all of its electricity from bio, solar, and wind energy sources."

Urban Forest

Architectural Studio MAD Architects from China has developed the project called “URBAN Forest”, which became a logical continuation of the mountainous landscape of the country. This construction is designed as a cylindrical skyscraper made from multiple floors of different shapes and sizes which have been layered slightly off-center from one another. Each floor has a large glass gallery, which is very convenient to overlook the city panorama. Very spectacular idea but at the same time it’s interesting when this skyscraper will be built.