Jengatecture

Skyscrapers take on a stacked aesthetic to allow for open-air design
Implications - As more consumers demand greener lifestyles, yet are pushed into condo living arrangements due to urban space constraints, architects are reconsidering traditional skyscraper designs in favor of those more catered to the eco-conscious market. The solution may be jengalike, stacked structures that incorporate space for gardens and open areas. These designs show that living in congested cities doesn’t mean nature and fresh air must be sacrificed.
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Teetering Architecture - The Beirut Terraces Are Full of Glass and Gardens
SCORE: 6.8
Viral 40,506 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]
Vertical Condo Gardens - The Tower Flower in Paris Reinvents the Green Wall Concept
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Hot 31,197 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 10
Vertical Condo Gardens
The Tower Flower in Paris Reinvents the Green Wall Concept
Édouard François is a renowned architect and has a cutting edge knack for green wall design, both showcased beautifully in his Tower Flower. With no plans to let tenants start balcony gardens, the designer… [More]
Stacked Eco Pads - Tobias Weiss and Gernot Reisenhofer Create Terraced Hillside Homes
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Warm 14,663 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 10
Stacked Eco Pads
Tobias Weiss and Gernot Reisenhofer Create Terraced Hillside Homes
Austrian architects Tobias Weiss and Gernot Reisenhofer have designed some terraced hillside homes, taking advantage of their hillside surroundings to create environmentally conscious structures. Packed… [More]
Building Block Skyscrapers - Hans Hollein's SBF Tower is Precariously Original
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Warm 5,780 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]
Stacked Box Achitecture - The 51-1 Arquitectos Museum Addition Gives History a Makeover
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Mild 8,768 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 10
Stacked Box Achitecture
The 51-1 Arquitectos Museum Addition Gives History a Makeover
Designed for the Modern Art Museum in Medellin, Colombia, the 51-1 Arquitectos museum addition features what looks like an impossible structure with seperate blocks running off of each other at all kinds… [More]
Slender Jenga Structures - TNA Architects Designs a New Building for the Ginza District
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Mild 1,431 Clicks Pub: Jan 7, 11
Slender Jenga Structures
TNA Architects Designs a New Building for the Ginza District
Tokyo is an extremely tight-spaced city, which is why TNA architects has come up with a building that’s a perfect fit. The architects built the ‘Natsuno’ building in Ginza, one of the busiest shopping… [More]