A 38 storey wooden skyscraper designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen for Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Two rectangular towers, 130 and 100 metres tall will dominate the centre of the city next to the Dommel river – taller than lofty predecessors HoHo Wein tower in Vienna and the Mjösa Tower in Brumunddal, Norway.
Made from cross laminated timber sourced from sustainably managed forests, the complex will include housing, offices, leisure facilities and a hotel, centred around a winter garden on the lower floors.
Planning application submitted to An Bord Pleanala for 1,005 apartments in 3 blocks ranging from 8 to 45 storeys on a 1.1 hectare site at City Block 9 on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 (North Lotts). While its unlikely to be built in its current form due to Docklands SDZ’s onerous height limits, it does seem likely a version of this will be constructed at some stage in future whether this is through waiting for a change in the SDZ or abolishing the SDZ.
Behold: Majestic Towers – all 80cm of it – a 450 piece laser cut acrylic HO-scale model of an art deco apartment building- showcased here by model railway builder Luke Towan, who further enhanced its miniature magnificence with deft paint-strokes, 3D-printed details and interior lights.
An ambitious concept by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut for an oceanic city made from a 3D printed combination of algae and recycled rubbish. The jellyfish-like, marina-domed ‘seascrapers’ extendable up to a kilometre deep, would feature renewable energy sources and sustanable food in the form of vegetable gardens, plankton, algae and mollusc farms.
One of many sustainable/renewable/optimistic concepts that can be viewed at Callebaut’s website.
Above: The World Trade Center in 1970; Sears Tower in 1970) Chrysler Building in 1929, New York Times Building in 1903, Manhattan Bridge in 1909; San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in 1933; the Empire State Building in the early 1930s and Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.