a+t 08. Low Cost (1)
a+t 09. Low Tech (1)
a+t 11. Layers (3)
a+t 12. Housing and Flexibility I (5)
a+t 13. Housing and Flexibility (2)
a+t 14. Sensitive Materials I (2)
a+t 15. Sensitive Materials II (2)
a+t 16. Memory I (1)
a+t 17. Memory II (1)
a+t 18. Tony Fretton (1)
a+t 19. Density I (3)
a+t 20. Density II (4)
a+t 21. Densidad III (4)
a+t 22. Densidad IV (6)
a+t 23. New Materiality I (4)
a+t 24. New Materiality II (3)
a+t 25. In Common I (1)
a+t 26. In Common II (3)
a+t 27. In Common III (4)
a+t 28. In Common IV (0)
a+t 29. Civilities I (8)
a+t 30. Civilities II (8)
a+t 31. HYBRIDS I (22)
a+t 32. HYBRIDS II (23)
a+t 33-34. HYBRIDS III (40)
a+t 35-36. STRATEGY PUBLIC (39)
a+t 37. STRATEGY SPACE (23)
a+t 38 Strategy and Tactics in Public Space (26)
a+t 39-40 RECLAIM (39)
Density condensed (6)
DENSITY IS HOME (68)
Density projects (44)
Density Housing Construction & Costs (62)
NEXT. COLLECTIVE HOUSING in progress (44)
THE PUBLIC CHANCE (49)
This is Hybrid (21)
The first hybrid skyscraper in France was promoted by the public agency in charge of regenerating the district of La Défense. With it, they look to attract more residents to a fundamentally business district and introduce a representative icon of modern times.
The Dubai Renaissance project raises a criticism of the profusion of icons in the contemporary city and could be located anywhere.
The building forms part of an operation that has transformed the profile of the city. Unfortunately, the urban plan contains practically no mixing of uses, turning into an isolated block without services or relation with the rest of the urban fabric.
US city centres are coming back to life: high rise housing and mixed use buildings are bringing back some of the residents and activity lost in the second half of the 20th century.
Miami Dade College is the largest in the U.S. and has 8 campuses distributed over the Miami area. The Wolfson campus is the only one located in the city centre and its new main office looks to revitalise this urban area it has always been part of.
Jersey City looks to compete with its neighbouring Manhattan and is in the process of putting up another high-rise business district with much lower taxes and prices. 11 First Street consists of stacking up the programme in three different volumes on top of a socle.
The tower is the most visible element on an urban plan that looks to reactivate the area by means of a mixture of uses (housing, offices, industry and public services), and fits inside the initiative to cure Paris’s fear of heights.
The programme is divided into a sequence of horizontal strips that house public uses and five office towers. The project introduces two fundamental differentiating elements unlike typical developments in Dubai.
This project works with urban limitations of the new uniform business district of Yoido. At street level, the maximum possible occupation of the commercial socle has been maintained to maximise profitability, while from the fifth floor on, the plan is reduced considerably.