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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Dubai-based construction firm Shapoorji Pollonji International has been chosen to build what will eventually be the tallest residential building in South Asia, dailymirror.lk reports. The company will act as the main contractor for the Altair luxury riverside condominium in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. The development will comprise two separate towers, the tallest of which […]

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The construction project to build the Dubai Pearl skyscraper could be salvaged, thanks to new investment from a Hong Kong-based group. According to cnbc.com, Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (CTFE) has acquired $1.9 billion (£1.16 billion) worth of property assets in the tower, which could see it get back on track. The skyscraper […]

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new skyscraper which is set to be erected in Berlin will become the city’s tallest building when work is completed, dezeen.com reports. American architect Frank Gehry was chosen to oversee the construction of the tower, which is expected to reach 150 metres into the sky. Image source There was plenty of competition for the […]

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[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s the world’s largest metropolis, home to over 13 million people but also some of the most sensational skyscraping structures on the planet. Welcome to Tokyo, a creative cityscape that’s alive with awe-inspiring architecture. But what makes up its vast volumes of high-rises and tall towers? Let’s take a closer look at some of this […]

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[16 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A report celebrating more than 100 years of skyscrapers has pinpointed two innovations that made the construction of cloud-skimming buildings possible, bdonline.co.uk reports. Building information company Emporis has taken a look back at the history of tall towers in order to create a skyscraper timeline – from the 1900s to the present day. Making the […]

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[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

With more than 1,000 tall buildings rising up across Shanghai in just two decades, China’s largest city has become a modern megatower metropolis. Boasting one of the most distinctive skylines on the planet, these five buildings are truly head and shoulders above the rest: The Shanghai Tower In a city where mega towers jostle for […]

Architecture, News, Sustainability »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Green building experts have gathered in Qatar to discuss the current effectiveness of building sustainability assessment systems. The state’s construction industry sustainability experts were gathered together by the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) for the talks. Image source via Bob Ramsak / piran café Building Sustainability Assessment Systems: Do they really affect change? The seminar […]

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[15 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Shanghai Tower, which will be the world’s second-tallest building, is near completion, according to vancouversun.com. The building, which utilises a skyscraper design, is set to reach 632 metres (2,073 feet) high. The tower (which will only be surpassed in height by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa) has been built in the city’s Pudong district. Image source […]

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The architect behind Shanghai’s newest and tallest tower has said that a building’s height isn’t what’s important – it’s the human element that counts, telegraph.co.uk reports. Jun Xia of Gensler, the firm which came up with the skyscraper design for Shanghai Tower, magnanimously said that “there will always be another taller building”. Image source Though […]

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chinese officials have celebrated breaking ground on what will be the world’s biggest residential tower, Sky City, motherboard.com reports. As reported in May, plans were approved for the 200-storey tower, which will be located in Changsta in the Hunan province of China. Comprising pre-fabricated modules, the 838 metre structure has been designed to solve increasing […]