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China is about to get a new tallest
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Koichi Takada Architects’ LA tower proposal inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘flying skirt’

News Words Josh Harris



Sky Trees by Koichi Takada Architects. Image: Doug and Wolf

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Sydney practice Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled designs for a 63-storey tower in downtown Los Angeles that references California’s gigantic redwoods, the “oldest and tallest” trees in the world, as well as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe and her “flying skirt.”

Named Sky Trees, the tower is the fourth major project the practice has designed for Sydney property developer Crown Group and its first venture in the United States. It will be located at in an old warehouse district at 1111 South Hill Street, close to the Staples Centre sports arena.

The architects said in a design statement the tower would become the “healthiest place you can live in downtown LA.”


Sky Trees by Koichi Takada Architects. Image: Doug and Wolf

It will house 528 apartments and 5,544 square feet (515 square metres) of retail space and feature an expressive canopy that incorporates a “breathing green wall” designed to improve the city’s air quality and introduce a unique landscaping feature to the downtown streetscape.

An earlier design for a 53-storey tower was submitted for approval in 2018. The 63-storey iteration would be one of the tallest buildings in Los Angeles, behind the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center by AC Martin Partners and the 73-storey US Bank Tower by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed and Partners.

The architects’ statement says the design would seek to incorporate a “human scale” despite its height.

“We want to humanize tall buildings, to celebrate the pedestrian activities and consider how people experience it,” the statement reads. “We want our tall building designs to be more engaging to the public to contribute to the community by activating and creating a connection with the neighbourhood.”

At the ground level, undulating timber shading references Marilyn Monroe’s flying skirt moment, when her skirt flies up as she stands over a New York subway grate in the 1954 film The Seven Year Itch.

The architects said the reference to Hollywood would “add cultural value to LA’s famous street culture,” while the nature-inspired building would help LA become a walkable city.

The amended design is currently before the City of Los Angeles.

Previous projects Koichi Takada has designed for Crown Group include Arc, Skye, and Infinity, all in Sydney.


Words Josh Harris
Images Doug and Wolf
Posted 11 Feb 2019
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https://www.world-architects.com/en/architecture-news/headlines/london-mayor-rejects-fosters-tulip?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2303

London Mayor Rejects Foster's 'Tulip'

John Hill
15. July 2019




London mayor Sadiq Khan has rejected the application for The Tulip, the proposed 305.3-meter-tall tower designed by Norman Foster, saying it "would result in harm to London’s skyline."

Today's decision comes eight months after the "nature-inspired form" was unveiled by developer J. Safra Group and Foster + Partners, and just three months after the City of London gave the project planning approval. Even with that approval in April, the mayor's OK — needed for the project to move forward — was unlikely, as he his opposition to the project was well known at the time.

Multiple reports today quoted the mayor's spokesperson:
The Mayor has a number of serious concerns with this application and having studied it in detail has refused permission for a scheme that he believes would result in very limited public benefit. In particular, he believes that the design is of insufficient quality for such a prominent location, and that the tower would result in harm to London’s skyline and impact views of the nearby Tower of London World Heritage Site. The proposals would also result in an unwelcoming, poorly-designed public space at street level.



Many of the points made by the mayor are echoed in a review issued by the Greater London Authority's London Review Panel (PDF link) in May that concluded "the quality and quantity of public open space is not sufficient to support the case for such a significant new visitor attraction."

The Tulip, designed for a site next to Foster's earlier, iconic 30 St. Mary Axe tower (aka the Gherkin), would have housed an observation deck, restaurant, and an educational facility, as well as a gondola ride on the building's facade.
 

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new tallest hotel in world, 360m, Dubai


love the top


i dont like the planning of the bay.
this one shouldnt hide the cayan tower next door.



the twisty cayan tower was seen from allround but this will hinder it visually bad planning

 

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