London architecture news – info + photos of Feilden Fowles architects studio in Waterloo ; Belarusian Memorial Chapel building by Spheron Architects ; Fairfax House, Teddington, by Coupdeville ; and Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility in Hendon by Bennetts Associates.
UK Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) hasn’t ruled out criminal charges carrying lengthy prison sentences against individuals ; Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter offences committed.
VR Experiences installed at tallest building in the UK; 1020 feet up on the viewing deck you can strap on VR headsets and hurtle at 100mph down imaginary open-air tubes corkscrewing around the skyscraper. Or you can take a nerve wrecking step across a girder on top of London’s sky line using body motion tracking technology.
565 Broome Soho aims to be Manhattan’s first ‘Zero Waste’ residential high rise. The pair of 30-story luxury condo towers designed by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, partnered with NYC-based consulting firm Think Zero.
Design: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architects
Design: Büro Koray Duman
Inspired by historic Islamic Cultural Centers – Kulliyes, the design implements the horizontal experience of inner alleys connecting various civic functions
eVolo Magazine invites architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2018 Skyscraper Competition, celebrating tall building design. 1st place design wins USD $5,000.
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
The Sky Garden will undergo refurbishment works from 7th July for a number of weeks, to improve the visitor experience. The public space at the Walkie Talkie Building London spans three storeys, offering 360° views across the City.
Design: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
A pair of landmark supertall towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core. The highly contemporary design aesthetic is informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture.
Skyscrapers in the UK Capital – Sky Garden renewal in July ; London Tall Buildings Survey provides a comprehensive review of all towers over 20 storeys proposed, in planning or under construction across the capital ; Planning permission awarded for striking office building in heart of the City by Make Architects: 40 Leadenhall Street.
One World Trade Center architects, SOM, sued for Freedom Tower copyright infringement. The architecture firm states it has shown, countless times, the “origins of its concept and the development of its design. This lawsuit feels like an attempt to get attention or money and we are certain this claim will be found to be baseless.”
Bałtyk appears totally different depending on what side it is approached from. A linear building with a concrete, entirely glass-fronted façade and clearly exposed aggregate grain, sets it apart from its surroundings and is an example of a balanced combination of “old” and “new” architecture.
The Burj al Arab is the 15th tallest building in the world, and the tallest single structure hotel, standing 300m out to sea on a man made island, it has taken design and technology forward into the next millennium.