Via 57 West is set to be BIG’s inaugural project in New York. As a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, the development has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a...

Overlooking the 686-hectare Chapultepec Park is a three-sided 57-storey skyscraper situated on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. Around it, a metropolitan bursting with growth and a lot of seamless vegetation features several high standing modern buildings. Along the wide Paseo de la...

The Cloud is a set of two residential towers by MVRDV that will soon grace Seoul's Yongstan District's skyline. The project is part of the new Yongstan Dreamhub Project whose master plan was developed by Studio Libeskind. The Cloud sees MVRDV continue its exploration of vertical urbanism...

Architects have for a long time interrogated the possibility of "a city in the sky." With the continual densification of cities, it won't be long before architects, urban planners and city authorities will consider housing a mini-city in a single building the norm and not...

This year will see a new addition in the top 10 list of the world's tallest buildings. The 555 meter tall Lotte World Tower that is currently under construction in Seoul, is set to reach heights never seen before in South Korea. If the architectural visualisation for...

There are projects that come once in the lifetime of an architect, even great architects - twice or thrice if one’s really lucky. One such project is the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Safdie Architects was approached by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation to develop a competitive...

Elite architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group was called to propose a mixed-use development at the intersection of Howe and Beach streets in downtown Vancouver. Canada's premier real estate developer Westbank, had in mind a development that would feature residential units that sat on a state-of-the-art...

MVRDV is set to oversee the construction of a new “spatially-flexible” tower with a twisting “hourglass figure” near Vienna’s world famous Gasometers. The 110-meter “Turm mit Taille” (Tower with Waist) will be located in a neighbourhood situated between the airport and the city centre that...