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A tower for urban garden lovers

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IN BRIEF

Exhibition of shortlisted designs for the international design competition for the regeneration of Centenary Square in Birmingham, UK

Named Centenary Square in 1989 to mark the centenary of Birmingham achieving UK ...

Allies & Morrison and O’Donnell & Tuomey win competition to design new Stratford Waterfront in London

The multi-award winning practice Allies & Morrison has teamed up with RIBA G...

Discover London’s landscape:10 landscape walks as part of the London Festival of Architecture

This year, the Landscape Institute curates ten landscape walks for the London Fe...
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EVENTS

14.03.2015 

Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London  ...read more

03.04.2015 

Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

18.04.2015 

Building for Biodiversity 

The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en  ...read more

28.05.2015 

UK-China Green Hospital Design Summit 

The Hospital Architecture System Research Branch of Chinese Hospital Association has initi  ...read more

ODA New York design a pencil thin, 41-storey garden in the sky
In the city known for its iconic skyline of towers stabbing the clouds and swathes of concrete, another new skyscraper joins the ranks. Designed by ODA New York, this pencil thin tower brings something new and rare to the cityscape: a floating garden. The tower is pulled higher by a rhythm of volumes and creating open gaps in the façade in which gardens will thrive, appearing to wrap the building in leafy green bands. The residents of the penthouse will have their own private garden which covers a whole floor, something very unusual in the urban jungle of New York City. Because of this, there are, of course, some architectural and engineering challenges. These are described by Eran Chen, responsible for the design, in a quote for the New York Daily News: “I asked myself, ‘Can you live in a slender tower up to 600 feet above the city and at the same time have access t

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