Teetertecture

Sky-high towers reign in urban sprawl with architectural finesse
Implications - Growing populations have pushed city planners to build more residential skyscrapers and towers. Fighting the urban sprawl, these teetering, cloud-touching structures need not be solid blocks of concrete and steel; rather, innovative materials, interesting shapes and sustainable designs are readily used to ensure these massive -- as high as 67 stories -- buildings aren't eyesores in the urban landscape.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 104,270 Total Clicks Nov 09 - Sep 10
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Teetering Architecture - The Beirut Terraces Are Full of Glass and Gardens
SCORE: 6.8
Viral 40,899 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 10
Teetering Architecture
The Beirut Terraces Are Full of Glass and Gardens
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Beirut Terraces are appealing because of their green initiative; its stacked appearance adds charm. Overflowing with lush gardens, it's also an energy-efficient building.… [More]
Curvaceous Condos - The 'Absolute Towers' Project Impersonates Marilyn Monroe
SCORE: 6.4
Hot 14,715 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 10
Curvaceous Condos
The 'Absolute Towers' Project Impersonates Marilyn Monroe
There's nothing the GTA needs more than some softness and femininity in its superstructures, and the 'Absolute Towers' in Mississauga, Ontario, will achieve just that. Yansong Ma, the competition winner… [More]
Mobile High-Rises - These Economy-Sized Portable Condos Can be Transported
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 9,554 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 10
Mobile High-Rises
These Economy-Sized Portable Condos Can be Transported
Who would have thought that something mobile could also be beautiful? When people hear the word "mobile," most of them typically think of trailers and porta-potties. The young architect Felipe Campolina… [More]
Biomimetic Architecture - The Gherkin and The Swiss Re Tower in London
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 29,422 Clicks Pub: Nov 27, 09
Biomimetic Architecture
The Gherkin and The Swiss Re Tower in London
Lord Foster completed 30 St. Mary Axe in 2004 in London’s financial district, but its design just turned half a billion years old. Fondly nicknamed The Gherkin and The Swiss Re Tower, the cone-like shape… [More]
Building Block Skyscrapers - Hans Hollein's SBF Tower is Precariously Original
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 5,817 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 10
Building Block Skyscrapers
Hans Hollein's SBF Tower is Precariously Original
Featuring an alternating floor plan reminiscent of the Jenga game, I am not sure how safe I would feel working in this Han Hollein's SBF Tower. Although semi-frightening, the SBF Tower undeniably has… [More]
Mesh-Wrapped Buildings - Perkins+Will Wins With Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters
SCORE: 3.1
Mild 3,863 Clicks Pub: Feb 12, 10
Mesh-Wrapped Buildings
Perkins+Will Wins With Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters
Until I started perusing the Internet for the unique innovations, a building was just a building—yet architecture such as the proposed Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters proves me wrong, and happily so. Designed… [More]
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