Designed by ODA Architecture, this futuristic building at 303 East 44th Street Manhattan is aimed to offer residence a suburban backyard resulting in the ultimate urban fantasy. The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. When comes to the concern of wind and sunlight of garden, the designer said, “The expansive height of the space will permit a suffusion of sunlight throughout. The central core and perimeter design will dramatically reduce the wind load without sacrificing the 360-degree view.”
09 Skyscraper Competition organized by eVolo just announced three winners and 15 special mentions. For the 2009 edition, eVolo invited architects, engineers, and designers to explore new ideas and concepts for vertical density. The competition called for innovative designs that take into consideration the historical and social context, the existing urban fabric, the human scale, and the environment.
The organizers received 416 projects from 64 different countries. The best 40 projects of the competition will be published in eVolo Magazine.
I am going to list 10 my favorite designs in the poster. If you are interested in it, you can go to eVolo website to explore more.