The guest residence, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The wooden structure was inspired by two elements. First, the Owner’s one sentence program which read, “…respect the land, and the rest will follow”. Secondly, the live oak trees which were shaped by the coastal winds from the west, influenced the structural form of the guest house.
The tallest tower in, Mecca, Saudi Arabia,the complex stands as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet). Currently it is the third tallest freestanding structure in the world, surpassing Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. The structure had surpassed Dubai International Airport in having the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace, but is now second, after the 1,700,000 m2 (18,300,000 sq ft) New Century Global Centre in Chengdu, China.
Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will be the world’s tallest skyscraper with a height of 1,007 meter (3 303.8 feet). It will be the first building to reach the height of 1 kilometer.
Although no exact completion date was given, the Kingdom Tower might be completed as early as 2017, and it will have more than 200 floors, with the highest deck observation in the world on the 157th level.
Kingdom Tower is designed by Burj Khalifa architect, Adrian Smith, but many details about the project are kept secret, and will be revealed gradually. The building is financed by the family of Osama Bin Laden.
This model of the 312 m long, 4 m wide Peace Bridge in Derry, Northern Ireland, is the winner in the steel category of the 2011 Tekla Global BIM awards.
The Peace Bridge in Derry, Northern Ireland, has received the top award in the Tekla Global BIM Awards 2011. Rowecord Engineering Ltd., which is based in South Wales, U.K. and one of the principal structural steelwork contractors in the U.K., created the model. The structure is an S-shaped footbridge supported by two curved suspension structures. It spans the River Foyle and opened June 25, 2011, linking the Cityside and Waterside of this historic and long-divided city, which is also known as Londonderry.
This is the Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes curves Peace Footbridge over river in lyon. The curved steel and wood bridge by dietmar feichtinger architectes spans 157 meters across the river rhône in lyon, france. The bridge links the two sides of the city together. The inox handrails and main structure have LED lights integrated into them, making the bridge glow at nighttime.
"One of the most beautiful bridges in France" :Sam (Pretty Architecture)
Total length: 220 m Clear span: 157 m Cost: 9.8 m euros
This is The Pinnacle @ Duxton Singapore(Public Housing)
The project consists of seven connected 50-storey towers, labelled 1A to 1G, with a total of 1,848 units. Unique amongstHousing and Development Board(HDB) developments, these units are designated as special types, S1 and S2, having altogether 35 different unit variations for buyers to choose from – with dissimilar combinations of features such as extended bays, balconies, bay windows and planter areas.
The Pinnacle@Duxton features the world’s two longest sky gardens of 500 metres (1,600 ft) each, on both the 26th and 50th floors. All seven towers are the world’s tallest public housing buildings.
Information: CostS $279 million Height Roof 156 m (512 ft) Technical details Floor count 50 storeys & basement carparkLifts/elevators
Bastei Bridge, Saxon Switzerland
Bastei in German translates as bastion and you can easily see why this name was chosen for this towering rock formation, situated on the River Elbe near Dresden in the German Free State of Saxony. Towering almost 200 meters over the river below, Bastei was formed by water erosion over a million years ago. In recent times it has become such an object of fascination that a bridge linking a number of the rocks was constructed, and is itself something of a marvel of Victorian age engineering.
Stretching over the top three floors of the W Tower in Park Tzameret, a state of the art penthouse boasts incredible views over Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea. The fully automatic smart home has it’s own private elevator atop the 45 floor building below, as well as a private pool and even a maids room.
The stunning space features a cavernous dual story living area, enabling the installation of a towering water feature that cascades down over a six meter drop.
An open plan design allows the awesome city views to be enjoyed throughout each area of the home, whether relaxing, dining or cooking. Floating above the sweeping city offers complete privacy up near the clouds, making this home the perfect place for both relaxing away from the world and for entertaining guests.
To take advantage of the massive ceiling heights, a mezzanine level cuts through the space, offering up a novel extra seating area where the homeowner can hang out or read from the home library shelves situated there. The mezzanine has been constructed with glass floors and balustrades that give the area a feeling that it is floating above the dwelling below.
Luminous Moon-Gate was designed in 2013 for the Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition. The objective was to design a public library and fine arts museum to distinguish itself as a city with arts and culture at its core. To achieve this, the design firm was tasked with creating accessible, attractive, and flexible space, and a rich social and recreational learning environment.
Located on the northern end of Taichung Gateway Park, part of the Gateway District, Taiwan (R.O.C.), the library and museum, a vertical oval and horizontal oval, respectively, act as both a singular cultural landmark and entrance to the greater Park. The buildings feature largely glass surfaces that draw passersby throughout the day and serve as a beacon of activity at night, following the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements. Each oval’s axes point visitors toward the park, with the library sitting on an axis that extends to the city.
Russia Tower, once the highest skyscraper in Europe under construction ended up canceled after company behind the project fell on the knees when they couldn’t managed to find the $2 billion needed for the project. Russia Tower, designed by Foster + Partners Architects was set to grow to 612m (2009ft) with 118 floors. Project completion was 2011.
"Located in Moscow City, 5.5km from Red Square, Russia Tower will be a mixed-use, super-dense vertical city for 25,000 people, with offices, a hotel, shopping and apartments with private gardens. At 600 metres high, with 118 occupied floors, it will be the tallest naturally ventilated tower in the world and one of the greenest new buildings in Europe. Continuing themes first explored in the Tokyo Millennium Tower, the project extends the practice’s investigation into the nature of the tall building, taking structural, functional, environmental and urban logic to a new level."
Agricultural Bank of China Limited(also known asAgBankor 农行Nóngháng, is one of the “Big Four”banksin thePeople’s Republic of China. It was founded in 1951, and has its headquarters inDongcheng District,Beijing.It has branches throughoutmainland China,Hong Kong,London,Tokyo,New York,Frankfurt,Sydney,Seoul, andSingapore.
ABC has 320 million retail customers, 2.7 million corporate clients, and nearly 24,000 branches. It is China’s third largest lender by assets. ABC went public in mid-2010, fetching the world’s biggest ever initial public offering (IPO). As of 2011, it ranks 8th among the Top 1000 World Banks, meanwhile Forbes Global 2000 named it the 25th-largest public company in the world.
The Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty,Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.
Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the building is 315.0 m (1,033.5 ft) high with two masts reaching 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft) high. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 305 m (1,000 ft) mark. It is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre and Central Plaza.
This is Daewon park observatory designed by Korean architect Changki Yun (Kyungam Architects Associates This is their design for an observation tower for the city of Seongnam in Korea. The Daewon Park Observatory was an entry for a competition but did not win. The dream of flight is blissful. Just the thought of floating in the sky brings enough motivation to attempt to achieve the dream.
However this dream is now a reality. For the best view “Cloud 360” alotted all its space in the sky. The ground level was left as open space and two main elevators transport visitors to the sky. The restaurant, cafe, and mediatech are all located in upper levels of the cloud observatory. This new observatory is sure to become the new landmark of the Sungam district.
Height: 262 meters. Cost to build: $220 million. Completion date: October 31, 2010. Fast fact: Bitexco Financial Tower’s helipad on the 52nd floor juts out 22 meters.
Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres (861 ft), making it the 124th tallest building in the world. The tower was made by the French company AREP and architects J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud and Carlos Zapata. World renowned Ecuadorian architect Carlos Zapata, the creative mastermind behind Bitexco Financial Tower, drew inspiration for this skyscraper’s unique shape from Vietnam’s national flower, the Lotus. The tower was the tallest building in Vietnamfrom 2010 to early 2011 when Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower topped out on 24 January 2011.
Sanatorium Sunburst is a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients, between 1926 and 1931 is built on the outskirts of the forest in Loosdrecht Hilversum. It was designed by Johannes Duiker, in collaboration with his partner Bernard Bijvoet and engineer Jan Gerko Wiebenga.
The sanatorium consists of a main building with attached two patient pavilions, three workshops and the house maid De Koepel. Overall, the complex is made up of three elongated block volumes, which are parallel to each other. Above is a cross-shaped area in which the medical department, the kitchen and the laundry room are listed.
Duiker designed his buildings as light as possible, with minimal material. This pursuit of a weightless structure typified Duiker themselves as “spiritual economy” because the suggestion of the immaterial (so spiritual) would be aroused by the lightness of his building.