As the construction industry emerges from a difficult period where the safety of high-rise buildings has been questioned, Tamlite Lighting’s Managing Director, John Allden, explains how we can collectively restore confidence.
The need for healthy homes has hardly ever been more apparent than during the current global condition. The current efforts to reduce the negative impacts of buildings are inadequate. Therefore, the built environment must be designed in a different way. To bring regenerative, collective habitation to all scales of development, Amsterdam architecture practice GG-loop, sharing the vision with Arup, is developing Mitosis: a modular building system created by a parametric design tool following biophilic and user-centric design principles.
Astral Tower is the highest building in Varna, Bulgaria, reaching up to 140m. The location of the building lot is chosen based on a thorough urban planning survey and solar analysis. Locked between two main boulevards of the city, Astral Tower is within walking distance of public and institutional buildings, as well as the historical centre.
How grooved solutions have been making contractors and engineers reimagine the way they construct risers in vertical buildings.
A networked, intelligent fire system from Advanced has updated the fire protection in one of Florida’s major real estate developments.
Travelling back into the not so distant past, many may recall Daniel Libeskind’s vertical state-of-the-art PwC Tower for Milan’s CityLife masterplan that adorned the news pages of FC&A’s third edition of 2018. Adjacent to Libeskind’s impressive structure, informally known as ‘The Curved One’, proudly soars Zaha Hadid’s helical, striking Generali Tower. Collectively, the houses of Libeskind, Hadid as well as Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei, who designed the third tower in Milan’s CityLife high-rise tripartite – CityLife Tower – have all delivered a majestic addition to Milan’s skyline.