Topic: skyscrapers

Sumitomo Forestry to build the world’s tallest timber skyscraper in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry, the Japanese timber company, part of one of Japan’s largest conglomerates, has proposed a 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to celebrate the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. What looks set to be the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, the 350m skyscraper … More

CTBUH shares monthly predictions for tall buildings in 2018

Text supplied by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat After another record-busting year in 2017, it is time once again to pull together our resources and predict what might happen in 2018 across the global skyscraper industry. Below are our monthly … More

Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed Shenzhen tower becomes the fourth tallest in the world

As the race to reach the top continues with cities around the world commissioning high-rise structures, the latest to join the fray is Pin An Finance Centre, a 599m skyscraper in Shenzhen by architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which is now the fourth tallest tower in the world. … More

2017 saw the most built skyscrapers than any other year CTBUH reveals

A record 144 skyscrapers were erected around the globe in 2017, more than in any previous year in history. The superstructures were built across 23 countries and 69 cities, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The Middle East … More

Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei to showcase Dubai supertalls at Cityscape Global

Japanese architecture studio, Nikken Sekkei plans to use Cityscape Global 2017 as a platform to showcase two of its supertall designs for Dubai: One Za’abeel and Forte Towers. Located adjacent to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), One Za’abeel will feature two towers, one … More

Perkins + Will’s Firas Hnoosh says the future of urban planning is “up not out”

With a global population of 7.5 billion, set to increase by 25% in the next 30 years, as architects we are increasingly responsible for designing spaces which work harder and cater to more people. Dubai is a superb example of a fast growing … More

Dubai Municipality launches Soil Map project for skyscrapers

Dubai Municipality (DM) has launched the Soil Map Project, an emirate-wide initiative that it claims is the Middle East’s largest smart geological project. The Soil Map Project will involve the production of interactive soil maps of each area in Dubai. All soil maps … More

South Korean architects propose building skyscrapers inside tree trunks

Designers from South Korea have proposed inserting towers within the trunks of giant sequoias trees in an attempt to save the worsening of the environment. The conceptual scheme is called Tribute: The Monument of Giant which imagines buildings to be constructed inside the … More

World’s fifth tallest skyscraper completed in Seoul by KPF

The world’s fifth tallest building – with a height of 555m – has been completed in the South Korean capital of Seoul. Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is officially finished according to criteria established by the Council on … More

Video provides further details of proposed Dubai-bound space tower

Clouds Architecture Office has revealed further details of its “space-scraper”– a giant building suspended from an asteroid which could be built over Dubai. Conceptual designer for the Analemma Tower project is Ostap Rudakevych, based at the company’s New York Office. “Through the course … More

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