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Lush Sky Green towers are the first of their kind in Taichung

Taichung, Taiwan has taken yet another step toward becoming a greener, more livable city with the recent completion of Sky Green, a sustainably minded, mixed-use development. Designed by Singaporean architecture firm WOHA, the high-rise is named after its inclusion of sky gardens and terraces that are filled with lush, subtropical greenery. The project’s integration of green spaces is expected to raise the city’s standards for “skyrise greenery” in future sustainable developments. As an expert ...
Tags: Smart City, Design, Singapore, Taiwan, Architecture, Urban Design, Green Building, High-rise, Mixed-use, Courtyard, Taichung, Mixed-use Development, Sky Garden, Taichung Taiwan, Sustainable City, Residential Tower

Studio Gangs Solstice tower in Chicago is shaped by the sun

In Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood rises Solstice on the Park, a 26-story residential tower with an angular design that has been shaped by solar studies. Created by local architectural practice Studio Gang Architects, the 250-unit modern building is highly site-specific to minimize energy demands — a sustainable approach that earned the project two Green Globes in the Green Globes Certification ranking. The apartment complex is also topped with a green roof and optimized for expansive views of ...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Chicago, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Skyscraper, Hyde Park, Natural Light, High-rise, Rieder, Solar Gain, Tower, Jackson Park, Sustainable Architecture, Studio Gang

MAD Architects unveils an organic skyscraper piercing Manhattans skyline

Beijing-based architectural studio MAD Architects has unveiled an alternative vision for the skyline of New York City with the introduction of East 34th, a nature-inspired high-rise proposed near the Empire State Building. The conceptual renderings for the glass-clad building were recently released alongside the launch of the “MAD X” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Designed as a visual counterpoint to the Empire State Building and the skyline’s hard lines, MAD’s sinuous skyscraper i...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Beijing, Paris, Manhattan, Skyscraper, Living Architecture, Empire State Building, Mad Architects, Centre Pompidou, High-rise, Mixed-use, Green Wall

High-rise living in Utrecht to be transformed by a sustainable vertical village

A trio of high rises are expected to outreach Utrecht, Netherlands’ tallest building and be a beacon of sustainable urban living in the historic city. The MARK Vertical Village, designed by a consortium of architects and developers, won a recent high-rise development contest and the team plans to break ground starting in 2021. The residential buildings will surround an urban forest and feature extensive greenhouses at their pinnacles. Urban agriculture will also be integrated into every level,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Urban Design, Paris, Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sustainable Design, Affordable Housing, High-rise, Mark, Utrecht Netherlands, Schulze, Vertical Village, Mark Vertical Village, Dom Tower

LEED-targeted Monroe Blocks breaks ground in the heart of Detroit

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has just broken ground on its first U.S. project, Monroe Blocks, a masterplan that the international architecture firm has described as “downtown Detroit’s most significant mixed-use development in decades.” Located in the heart of Detroit’s Central Business District, the project will span two city blocks and feature a striking high-rise office tower that will not only be the first of its kind in the downtown area in more than 25 years, but it is also expected t...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Michigan, Brussels, Detroit, Sustainable Design, Masterplan, High-rise, Urban Revitalization, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, SCHMIDT, Monroe, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Greektown

Ole Scheeren unveils designs for a stunning sky forest in Vietnam

International architecture firm Buro Ole Scheeren just unveiled designs for Empire City, a greenery-infused skyscraper set to rise in Ho Chi Minh City. Expected to become Vietnam’s tallest building at 1,093 feet, the development softens its monolithic presence with sinuous, organic-inspired lines and abundant greenery that references the tropical environment. Empire City’s eye-catching highlight is the “Sky Forest,” an elevated garden that juts out of the building in a series of rice paddy-like ...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Architecture, Gallery, Skyscrapers, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Carousel Showcase, Tropical, High-rise, Mixed-use, Terraced Architecture, Tower, Observation Deck, Empire City, Podium

Henning Larsen Architects dramatically pointed skyscraper will transform Manila skyline

Henning Larsen Architects just won an international competition for a new landmark building in the heart of Manila, Philippines. Designed in collaboration with landscape architects SLA and BuroHappold Engineering, the dramatically tapered high-rise for Bonifacio Global City is a sculptural beauty that combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. The mixed-use building will be filled with natural daylight and prioritize access to nature. Rising to a height of 308 meters, t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Architecture, Philippines, Gallery, Skyscraper, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Manila, Kengo Kuma, High-rise, Mixed-use, Contemporary Architecture, Civic Center, Manila Philippines, Bonifacio Global City

Trees to grow on the balconies of Pendas timber high-rise in Toronto

A new kind of “vertical forest” has been envisioned for Toronto where trees would grow on every balcony. Architecture firm Penda teamed up with Canadian company Timber to design the Toronto Tree Tower, an 18-story mixed-use tower covered in greenery and built of cross-laminated timber. The large and modular balconies are staggered to look like branches of a tree and to optimize views for every resident. Designed to appear as a giant tree in the city, the Toronto Tree Tower is covered in plants...
Tags: Design, China, Trees, Toronto, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Modular, Carousel Showcase, Greenery, High-rise, Timber, Mixed-use, Penda, Chris Precht, Prefabricated

C.F. Mller unveils eco-conscious highrise in Sweden

International design firm C.F. Møller won an architecture competition with their proposal for an eco-conscious high-rise in the central Swedish city of Västerås. Topped with solar panels and a green roof, the energy-efficient skyscraper will be a beautiful landmark and model of hybrid design with its proposed timber and concrete structure. Greenery is woven throughout the design, from the panoramic garden on the 15th floor to the trees planted on every balcony. The 15,700-square-meter mixed-u...
Tags: Garden, Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Green Building, Solar Panels, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, High-rise, Mixed-use, Antwerp, Vasteras, Lake Malaren

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than catching up on some of 2016's best scifi and fantasy films ?Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Superlist, Turkey, Synchronicity, The Lobster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows, High Rise, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Swiss Army Man, Lazer Team, The Witch, Southbound, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, Kubo and the Two Strings

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects design a sustainable new benchmark for Stavanger

Located near Stavanger Central Station and adjacent to the future “Tivoliparken” city park, the 18,170-square-meter tower occupies a highly visible site, and is thus designed to interweave with the urban fabric. The building is accessible on three sides and its main entrance, which faces the future green park, will invite passersby into publicly accessible space with a mixed-use program including a cafe, restaurant, canteen, lobby, flexible performance spaces, multifunctional exhibitions, and ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, High-rise, Mixed-use, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Stavanger, Tower, Panoramic Views, Norway Architecture

'Free Fire': Film Review | TIFF 2016

Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy come out with all guns blazing in Ben Wheatley's latest carnival of carnage, a TIFF world more
Tags: Movies, International, Movie Reviews, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Toronto International Film Festival, Martin Scorsese, High-rise, Brie Larson, Ben Wheatley, THR Online, Sharlto Copley, Amy Jump, Noah Taylor

Shimmering fin-like twin towers to rise as beacons of sustainability in Hangzhou

Inspired by the Chinese character for ‘gate,’ the Zhejiang Gate Towers will stand 280 meters in height with a total area of 370,000 square meters. “The high-rise towers are an interpretation of the Chinese characters meaning ‘gate’ or entrance to a city,” said Tobias Wallisser, director of LAVA. “The development is located at a major interchange into the city so we wanted to create an iconic gateway to Hangzhou. Utilizing our extensive view studies we positioned the tower ensemble so it is rec...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Lava, Green Building, Hangzhou, Carousel Showcase, High-rise, Leed Gold, Zhejiang, Chinese architecture, Solar Shades

The best films of 2016 so far

Hard to believe but 2016 is already half over. It’s time to look back at the films our critics have so far rated the finest Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Film, Spotlight, Culture, Miles Davis, Deadpool, Hail, Captain America: Civil War, The Hateful Eight, Room, The Jungle Book, The Revenant, The Assassin, Anomalisa, High-rise, Son Of Saul

/Filmcast Ep. 366 – High-Rise

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the principle of finders keepers, losers weepers; talk about the difficulty of choosing a baby name; and delve into the scourge of eating during movies. In the After Dark, we discuss the Assassin’s Creed trailer and Dave unburdens himself about Kimmy Schmidt. Check out Paul Baker’s Summer Movie Wager board and read up on other racial issues in Kimmy Schmidt. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-19...
Tags: Movies, Dave, David, High Rise, Jeff, Kimmy Schmidt, Slashfilmcast, The Show, David Devindra, Paul Baker

Director Ben Wheatley on His Demented High-Rise: "I Can Understand Why People Didn’t Like It"

While wrapping up my recent conversation with British director Ben Wheatley about his new movie High-Rise, he mentioned liking Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I told him that I hadn’t seen it, but it surprised me nonetheless as I’d heard it was incoherent. “So? Since when was that a problem?” he said with a laugh.Read more...
Tags: Movies, News, Justice, Interviews, Batman, High-rise, Ben Wheatley

You wait ages for a bus, and then one shows up to photobomb your demolition video

It’s typical.  You wait forever for a bus to come along, and then they always seem to show up right when you don’t need them any more.  The creator of this video, which was supposed to be of the demolition of a high rise block of flats a few days ago in Glasgow, Scotland, certainly […] The post You wait ages for a bus, and then one shows up to photobomb your demolition video appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Inspiration, Humour, Humor, Glasgow, Demolition, High Rise, Glasgow Scotland, Photobomb

Just How Many Villains Are in the Standalone Batman Movie?

Ewan McGregor throws water on Obi-Wan movie rumors. Jon Favreau may be returning to the director’s seat at Marvel. 10 Cloverfield Lane’s director heads to Black Mirror. Plus more Power Rangers filming, even more footage from Civil War, and a new clip from Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Agents Of Shield, Marvel, Gotham, 100, Justice League, Batman, Jon Favreau, Black Mirror, Power Rangers, Ewan McGregor, 12 Monkeys, Orphan Black, Grimm, High Rise, Captain America Civil War, Morning Spoilers

Review: High-Rise

— by RON WILKINSON — Tom Hiddleston finds himself in the middle of a very bad year in “High-Rise,” Ben Wheatley’s pot boiler about a social crucible in melt down. This should not be a huge surprise after his high tension “Kill List” and “Sightseers.” If anything, this movie continues the director’s explorations into the […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Ben Wheatley, "High Rise", RON WILKINSON Tom Hiddleston

How ‘High-Rise’ Director Ben Wheatley Got Tom Hiddleston, His Other Actors to Take High Risks

For a man whose films tackle the darkness of humanity, Ben Wheatley has a reputation as one of the nicest directors around. Actors constantly praise his kindness and some of the biggest names in the business are lining up to work with him. That’s a hearty endorsement, considering what he puts his cast through in “High-Rise,” his... Read more »
Tags: Film, Features, Tom Hiddleston, High-rise, Ben Wheatley

new film adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 'High-Rise' features Portishead covering ABBA and score by Clint Mansell (listen)

It was announced back in October of last year that Portishead would be contributing a cover of ABBA's "S.O.S." to the soundtrack of filmmaker Ben Wheatley's upcoming film adaptation of the classic J... Continue reading… [Author: Rob Sperry-Fromm]
Tags: Music, Movies, Abba, Tom Hiddleston, Music News, High Rise, Rob Sperry-Fromm, Ballard, Ben Wheatley, Portishead, Clint Mansell

Tom Hiddleston Soars With a Busy Career, Smart Fan Base and Daring Choices

In the space of one month Tom Hiddleston can be seen as a legendary crooner, a suave British spy and the tenant of a high-tech building who spirals into madness. “I’ve been working nonstop for two years, and there’s a compression of those last two years into one month,” he says. “But in an industry... Read more »
Tags: Film, Features, Tom Hiddleston, High-rise, Night Manager

KnixWear Seamless Underwear for Women

So many different brands, always trying to get your attention and screaming that they are the best. Who’s really the best though? That’s not a straightforward answer. What works well for one person’s body might not work on someone else’s body at all.  When it comes to underwear, I’ve found that some women are really picky like myself, while others just wear whatever they have and never think much about it.  Personally, I’m really picky about my underwear. While some brands are my favorite while ...
Tags: Underwear, High Rise, Shapewear, Undergarments, Lingerie & PJ's, Knixwear, Seamless Underwear, Knix, Knixy

The 'rat utopia' experiment behind JG Ballard's High-Rise | Jesse Olszynko-Gryn

As High-Rise opens in British cinemas, we examine how Ballard’s novel reflected contemporary animal research and fears over urban overcrowdingDirector Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise opened last Friday in cinemas around the country. The timely and already much discussed adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 novel traces the mechanical and social collapse of a new forty-storey luxury apartment block on the outskirts of London. The building serves as a microcosm for society, its floors stratified by class with...
Tags: Books, Science, London, Film, Bbc, Britain, Stanley Kubrick, History of science, Anthony Burgess, High-rise, Jg Ballard, Ballard, Ben Wheatley, Jesse Olszynko Gryn, Anthony Royal Jeremy Irons, Robert Laing Tom Hiddleston

Kung Fu Panda 3 scraps with 10 Cloverfield Lane to stay top at UK box office

Family animation still UK No 1, despite competition from ‘spiritual successor’ to Cloverfield and new film on the block, High-RiseWith most UK schools not breaking up for the Easter holidays until Thursday, DreamWorks Animation and distribution partner Fox can look forward to at least 17 days of great business for Kung Fu Panda 3, beginning on Good Friday. And the film has already grossed £7.08m, holding the box-office crown again at the weekend in its second week of release. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Film, Horror, Fox, Culture, Animation, Divergent, Dreamworks Animation, Deadpool, Hail, High-rise, Caesar!, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Kung Fu Panda, Ben Wheatley, London Has Fallen

High-Rise review – black humour and horror

Ben Wheatley’s clever adaptation of JG Ballard’s ‘unfilmable’ book offers a creepy, future-retro vision of a society riven by wealth“For all its inconveniences, Laing was satisfied with life in the high-rise…” This screen adaptation of JG Ballard’s prescient 1975 novel about disintegrating life in a “luxury” tower block has been a long time coming. Nicolas Roeg famously wanted to adapt Ballard’s book as long ago as the late 70s, and since then umpteen directors and screenwriters have been variou...
Tags: England, Film, Culture, Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston, High-rise, Wheatley, Jg Ballard, Nicolas Roeg, Jeremy Irons, Ballard, Laing, Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump

Tom Hiddleston: five best moments

With a burgeoning career that straddles the multiplex and the arthouse, the 35-year-old star of this week’s surreal satire High-Rise is on the ascentMarvel supervillian, accomplished thespian, internet catnip … Tom Hiddleston’s swift and varied career has already seen him collect both MTV and Olivier awards.As he continues to impress on the small screen in BBC thriller The Night Manager, and before he continues to cement his blockbuster credentials with roles in franchises Kong: Skull Island and...
Tags: Film, Marvel, Bbc, Culture, Mtv, Superhero movies, Thor, Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, Skull Island, Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers, Unrelated, High-rise, Terence Davies, Olivier

High-Rise review – Tom Hiddleston shines in social-surrealist film of the year

The residents of a state-of-the-art tower block succumb to a collective breakdown in Ben Wheatley’s ingenious adaptation of the JG Ballard novelIn the 1970s, people called high-rise buildings slums built up into the sky, and now film-maker Ben Wheatley has built the 1970s out into the future. His new film High-Rise is a bizarre spectacle, sleek and seedy and mad: a world of sideburns, brutalist concrete and shag-pile carpeting matted with fag ash and blood. Very strange, very Sanderson. It’s clo...
Tags: Books, Drama, Film, Culture, Film adaptations, Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, High-rise, Jg Ballard, Jeremy Irons, Sanderson, Ballard, Ben Wheatley

‘High-Rise’ Trailer: Be Prepared for Moderate Resistance

High-Rise started dividing audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to see Ben Wheatley‘s (Kill List) adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel a few short weeks later at Fantastic Fest, where it was embraced more warmly by festivalgoers. High-Rise is far from a movie for everyone, and it’s better for it. Watch the latest High-Rise trailer below. The trailers for High-Rise have been excellent. Nobody should go into this movie not knowing what her or she is getting in...
Tags: England, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Evans, Movie Trailers, Tom Hiddleston, Magnolia, Wheatley, High Rise, Ballard, Laing, Hiddleston, Ben Wheatley, Luke Evans, Robert Laing

A long way down: the nightmare of JG Ballard's towering vision

The 1975 novel High-Rise depicted an apocalyptic tower that drove its inhabitants insane. As a new film adaptation hits cinemas, we wonder what the author would have made of today’s rash of skyscrapers for the megarich Dressed from head to toe in white, standing in his private garden on the roof of his latest tower block while his wife rides a white horse around its manicured lawn, Anthony Royal is the perfect symbol of the megalomaniac modernist architect. The villainous protagonist of JG Balla...
Tags: Books, London, Money, Film, Housing, Communities, Society, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Property, High Rise, Jg Ballard, Ballard, Anthony Royal