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54-Storey Woods Bagot-Designed Tower Proposed for Parramatta

8 Phillip Street, Coronation Property, Woods Bagot, Sydney, Australia
October 21, 2016 5:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Slated to become suburban Parramatta's first building of its type, a proposal put forward by architect Woods Bagot for 8 Phillip Street has recently come forward. Once built, the ... read more

Temporary Floating Parliament Proposed at Westminster

Project Poseidon, Gensler, Palace of Westminster, London
October 20, 2016 9:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Known as Project Poseidon, a bold new proposal from Gensler for a temporary floating UK House of Parliament has come forward. To be placed upon the Thames alongside the Palace of ... read more

Explainer: LEED Certification

Toronto's TD Centre was recently retrofitted to achieve LEED Platinum status, im
October 19, 2016 10:00 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This week, SkyriseCities' 'Explainer' returns with a look at a term that often comes up here on UrbanToronto: LEED Certification. In evaluating new developments and retrofits of older buildings, ... read more

Perkins + Will Proposes All-timber Supertall for Downtown Chicago

River Beech Tower, Perkins + Will, Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago
October 14, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Carbon neutral, sustainable, and made entirely from all-timber frames, the supertalls of the future may be made almost completely out of wood and other natural materials. Or at least that could ... read more

Dixon Street Hotel to Transform Trendy Glasgow Shopping District

2-8 Dixon Street, Stallan-Brand, Glasgow
October 14, 2016 5:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
A recent proposal from Glaswegian architectural firm Stallan-Brand for an ultra-modern 17-storey hotel at 2-8 Dixon Street will completely transform the local skyline. The site is located at the ... read more

Vancouver Condominium Would Boast Stainless Steel and Stone Facade

Rendering of Grosvenor Pacific, Vancouver, ACDF Architecture
October 13, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Hornby Slopes neighbourhood in Vancouver could look substantially different in a few years if British property developer Grosvenor goes through with a 39-storey condominium tower slated for ... read more

Casablanca's Financial District to Undergo Redesign

The two towers of the Casa Anfa plan, Casablanca, Hamonic + Masson & Associés
October 11, 2016 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A planned redesign of Casablanca's financial district by Paris-based Hamonic + Masson & Associés uses the city's vernacular architecture to create a contemporary building typology in Casa ... read more

Pelli Clarke Pelli Release New Renderings for Wolf Point

Wolf Point East, Magellan Development Group, Hines, Pelli Clarke Pelli, bKL
October 6, 2016 9:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
While construction has completed for the first phase of the three-tower Wolf Point development in downtown Chicago, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has released an updated ... read more

Touring Deloitte's Podium at the New Bay Adelaide Centre East

Deloitte, Bay Adelaide Centre East, Brookfield Property Partners
October 5, 2016 5:50 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Rising 44 storeys on the northwest corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets in Toronto's Financial Core stands Brookfield Properties' Bay Adelaide Centre East. Largely completed in late 2015 with ... read more

Perkins + Will-Designed Leaning Towers Coming Soon to Seattle

707 Terry Avenue, Westbank, Perkins + Will, Seattle, Washington
October 5, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
After being instructed to create something "iconic" for the Frye Art Museum-adjacent, twin-tower, 33-storey condo development to be built for Westbank, lead architects Perkins + ... read more

Former Nazi Resort Becoming a Luxury Residential Complex

The ruins of Prora, image by Flickr user Jim Maurer via Creative Commons
October 4, 2016 2:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Initially planned as the world's largest tourist resort, Prora on the German island of Rügen has wistfully sat unused for decades. Beginning construction in 1936 under the order of Adolf ... read more

Time-Lapse Video Chronicles Construction of Smithsonian NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History & Culture, roma g, Washington D.C.
October 3, 2016 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
It's been a long time coming and it's finally here. Since 1915, there have been efforts to establish a federally owned museum dedicated to African American history and culture. It wasn't until ... read more

Slick Design of Zurich's North American Headquarters Captured in New Photos

Exterior cladding reflects the sky, Goettsch Partners, Steinkamp Photography
October 3, 2016 2:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A batch of photographs released by Goettsch Partners shows off the sleek exterior and interiors of their newly built North American headquarters for Swiss-based Zurich Insurance Group. The ... read more

Redesigned Suzhou Creek to Become New Shanghai Centrepiece

Office towers set back from river, Sasaki Suzhou Creek, Shanghai
September 29, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Boston-based design practice Sasaki has been selected as the winning team in an international competition to redesign the storied Suzhou Creek — also known as the Wusong River — in ... read more

Emaar Properties Planning 74-Storey Hotel for Dubai Beachfront

Expansive terraces meet greet the beach, The Address, Dubai, Emaar Properties
September 28, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The developer behind the Burj Khalifa is setting their sights on the Dubai beachfront, where they are planning a 74-storey hotel to be branded The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah ... read more

Benoy Designs Major Mixed-Use Scheme for Shanghai

A 100-metre office tower gives tenants elevated perspective, Shanghai, Benoy
September 26, 2016 9:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
International architecture firm Benoy has unveiled their scheme for a mixed-use precinct within Shanghai's Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY development. Serving as the master planner, architect, and ... read more

Moss Park Redesign Impresses and Divides Design Review Panel

More Moss Park, MJM Architects, West 8, Public Studio, Toronto, Moss Park
September 23, 2016 4:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Public spaces are taking centre stage in Toronto as of late, as the City is investing millions—and possibly even billions—in bringing world-class public spaces to our expanding metropolis. With ... read more

Breiavatnet Lanterna to Bring Modern Office Space to Stanvanger

Breiavatnet Lanterna, Base Property, SHL Architects, SJ Arkitekter
September 23, 2016 3:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Set to bring more than 18,000 square metres of modern office space to Stavanger's historic city centre, a proposal put forward by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL Architects) for a ... read more

5 of Canada's Most Striking Public Libraries

A rendering of Calgary's Central Library, Canadian Libraries, Snøhetta
September 22, 2016 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though each is demographically and physically unique, Canadian cities and towns will usually yield a number of tangible commonalities. You'll typically find a fire and police station, at least one ... read more

43-storey Luxury Hotel and Residence Coming to Midtown Atlanta

SLS Atlanta Hotel & Residences, sbe, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart
September 22, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to replace one of Midtown Atlanta's last affordable rental apartments, a recently approved 43-storey luxury hotel and residence by Trillist and sbe Entertainment is set to dramatically ... read more