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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:42 PM   #101
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:47 PM   #102
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:57 PM   #103
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 11:41 AM   #104
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Just went to see the showroom today on 31st floor.
Building almost finished. Quite Nice. Like the gym and jacuzzi.

I'm in the market for a condo as investment for good rental yield.
I was offered 3 units "resell" and 1 Unit by CBRE.

Any one selling small unit 2 bedroomwith good view? or any comments on The Met as an investment?

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Old August 2nd, 2009, 01:05 PM   #105
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:41 PM   #106
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i love it
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #107
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saw it when i was in BKK in March... Quite beautiful to me... I like it
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #108
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Looks like some of UK building trend here to me!
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #109
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The design is quite unusual yet unique and beautiful!!! So, is it entirely completed now?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #110
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Old September 16th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #111
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Old September 17th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #112
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A great project.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:44 AM   #113
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Can't see the last pictures but seems to be a great result according to the pictures posted earlier in august
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:32 AM   #115
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Old November 15th, 2009, 03:57 AM   #116
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I love this it looks like it's partially LEGO.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 01:48 PM   #117
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The Met – City living in the Tropics
WOHA’s design explores strategies of high-density living in a high-rise tropical environment. The Met was awarded in the World Architecture Festival as best housing. It's designed from first principles to create a better lifestyle for central city living in the tropics.

Gross Floor Area: 112,833.523 m2

Building Height: 230.56 m (from Ground floor Datum to Refuge Plate Form Level)
Apartment Unit Details: Total 370 units, with:

2 type of 2-bedroom unit (about 90m2)
2 type of 3-bedroom unit (about 190 m2)
1 type of 4-bedroom unit (about 365 m2)
1 type of Penthouse unit (about 545 m2)

3 and 4 bedroom units have option of additional private pool/garden (about 40m2).

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Swimming pool of THE MET

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The concept for The Met is to develop an advanced form of high-rise living for the tropics, developed less from western temperate models than from research on possibilities of low-wind, tropical climate in dense urban conditions. This project implemented several ideas developed originally for a competition in Singapore for public housing.



High-rise designs have traditionally followed temperate models, which were developed in New York or Chicago with cold weather and strong winds. This resulted in apartments that are compact, insulated from the exterior and without sun shading or overhangs. Buildings are protective shells designed to shield the inhabitants from the harsh weather.

By contrast, design for the tropics should take advantage of year-round warm weather, capture breezes, and be laid out for cross-ventilation, incorporating outdoor spaces, verandahs and gardens. Buildings are framing devices of minimal environmental devices for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle







This scheme is designed from first principles to create a better lifestyle for central city living in the tropics. Going high in the tropics means cooler breezes, less dust, more privacy, more security, less noise, better views. To take advantage of these conditions, the design incorporates a staggered arrangement of blocks that allow cross ventilation, views to both the city and the river, and enhance the gentle breezes by funneling them between towers. The gaps between the towers are bridged with sky gardens that provide exterior entertaining areas directly off living areas – pools and gardens.

The orientation of the staggered blocks allows the sun to daily penetrate between the blocks on its regular tropical sun-path.

The apartments’ interiors interact strongly with the exterior, with full height glazing, balconies, sky gardens and sky terraces. Sun shading and overhangs provide weather protection and screen and filter the strong tropical light. Walls of greenery provide sun-shading that convert heat into oxygen, improving local air quality.

Common areas are spread throughout the towers, offering inhabitants a variety of experiences, from the intricately designed carpet of water, stone and vegetation at ground level, to the extensive indoor-outdoor facilities at the pool level, to libraries, barbeques, and function areas at sky terraces.



The hotel block explores related ideas, providing guests with huge outdoor balconies incorporating water features and trees, staggering up the faade to provide a layer of interlocking external spaces.

The Met was completed in the heart of Bangkok by WOHA. It was awarded in the World Architecture Festival as best housing. Citing the judges: "The Met by WOHA is an excellent attempt to open a skyscraper to the city and to allow its inhabitants to use the building as much as possible..."

Project Location: 125 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok Thailand

Project Cost: US $ 132 million
Building Type: Condominium
Site Area: 11,360.50 m2

Project Team:
Alina Yeo
Carina Tang
Cheah Boon Kwan
Gerry Richardson
Janita Han
Jose Nixon Sicat
Puiphai Khunawat
Punpong Wiwatkul
Techit Romraruk
Richard Hassell
Sim Choon Heok
Wong Mun Summ

The photographs are taken by Patrick Bingham - Hall.

Thank pics and detail from : http://dudye.com/the-met-city-living-in-the-tropics
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Emporis Skyscraper Award 2009

Judges praise Chicago tower for fascinating shape and technical achievement
Chicago’s Aqua, the world's third tallest building designed by a woman, has been announced as winner of the Emporis 2009 Skyscraper of the Year award. The Skyscraper Award jury members convene annually to judge buildings of at least 100 metres tall completed in the award year. Reaching a height of 262 metres, Aqua is currently the 40th tallest in the United States and the 5th tallest building completed in 2009.

Designed by Jeanne Gang, Principal and founder of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects, the 81-storey residential and hotel tower is situated in a large lakeside development. Aqua intersperses undulating balconies with flat glassy planes to create a wavy faade in keeping with its nautical theme. The effect has been compared to a rippled curtain or, according to its architect, to the striated limestone formations common to the Great Lakes region.

Members of the jury praised Aqua for its innovative shape, the appearance of which changes drastically depending on the perspective. They also commended the technical achievement in relation to the precision of the building’s construction and the green design innovations employed despite the massive size of the tower.

The Silver Award was given to O14 in Dubai, designed by Reiser + Umemoto Architecture. O14, whose unusual name is taken from its lot number in the massive Business Bay development, is an office tower wrapped in a curved concrete sheath punctuated by circular holes of varying sizes. The shell forms a shield against the powerful sunlight in the Arabian desert.

The Met in Bangkok, designed by WOHA Architects, received the Bronze prize. The 69-storey residential tower incorporates multiple green features and optimizes energy-efficient comfort in a tropical climate. A presentation ceremony will be held in Chicago later this year.

Top 10 Skyscrapers of 2009

Below are the top results of the Emporis Skyscraper Award Jury's voting:

1. Aqua Chicago U.S.A.
2. O14 Dubai U.A.E.
3. The Met Bangkok Thailand
4. Torres de Hrcules Los Barrios Spain
5. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago U.S.A.
6. The Red Apple Rotterdam Netherlands
7. Bank of America Tower New York City U.S.A.
8. Almas Tower Dubai U.A.E.
9. Millennium Tower San Francisco U.S.A.
10. William Beaver House New York City U.S.A.

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