Posts tagged as 'skyscraper'

2013 Design Research Exchange: Vertical Net Structures

2013 Design Research Exchange: Vertical Net Structures

Hosted by HENN Architekten, the second annual 2013 Design Research Exchange is an eight week residency program that has established itself as an important intermediary between architectural practice and interdisciplinary research.

 

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House of the Tree by Kokaistudios; photo by Charlie Xia

Following a concept of ‘living between the city and the nature’, this luxurious penthouse apartment located on 48th and 49th floors of a residential skyscraper in southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has been recently realised by two Italian-born, Shanghai-based architects Filippo Gabbiani and Andrea Destefanis of Kokaistudios architectural practice. Towering above the hustle and bustle of the fast growing Central Business District in Shenzhen and offering picturesque views of natural landscape of Hong Kong from its southern wing, the apartment is a result of ‘large-scale architectural modifications applied to the original layout’ of two, previously disconnected apartments. Completed in November 2011, the vast, 616-square-meters penthouse takes its name from the tree which bedecks the entrance area.

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