Posts tagged as 'high-rise'

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.



Fukoku Tower by Dominique Perrault Architecture; photo © Daici Ano

Inspired by ‘a gigantic tree whose roots proliferate on the surface of the ground’, this reflective glass-clad office building was completed in 2010 by a renowned Parisian architectural practice Dominique Perrault Architecture. Located in Osaka, Japan, the 28-storey tower was developed for Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company and apart from the office space, the high-rise also encompasses additional facilities such as university laboratory, underground car park and a 4.900-square-meters commercial area. (more…)