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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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Teetering Architecture
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
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Curvaceous Condos
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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
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Mobile High-Rises
These Economy-Sized Portable Condos Can be Transported
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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
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
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
65-Story Condo Buildings
65-Story Condo Buildings
The Hariri Pontarini One Bloor East Project Takes the TDot to New Heights
Toronto's most poplular intersection is in the midst of getting one helluva makeover, courtesy of the Hariri Pontarini One Bloor East project. The Hariri Pontarini One Bloor East project is a 65-story… MORE

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