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Entries in Shanghai Tower (23)


Parks in the sky? Subterranean bike paths? Meet the livable city, designed in 3-D 

The Shanghai Tower. Image © Gensler

Some of the most cutting-edge things going on behind-the-scenes in architecture today involve advanced 3-D modeling and digital design technology. Architects and designers are now using game engine technology for better/faster visualization and design.

And then there’s 3-D printing technology. Several teams around the globe are working to bring 3-D printed houses to market. It’s incredible, but houses can now be made (potentially, in one day) by a huge, computer-controlled, 3-D printer that extrudes a concrete mix in successive layers through a giant nozzle.

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How do You Design Outdoor Spaces for Inclement Weather?

Jing’An Temple, across West Nanjing Road from the lobby of Wheelock Square. Image © Gensler

On Thursday morning I woke up and looked outside. It was cold and overcast. A freezing wind drove the rain sideways. “Perfect,” I thought to myself. “What a wonderful day for a walk!”

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Shanghai Tower Update: Lighting the Building and Preparing it for Occupancy 

After surmounting several significant obstacles, the Shanghai Tower will be ready for occupancy in 2015. Image © Gensler

Last year, the Gensler team responsible for the Shanghai Tower had a single goal in mind: complete the building by year’s end.

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Shanghai Tower: Milestones

Image © Gensler

Read this post in Mandarin here.

I’ve been thinking a lot about milestones lately with the holidays here in the U.S., and the upcoming Chinese New Year, as well as the impending opening of the Shanghai Tower this summer. Gensler’s Shanghai Tower project team has marked numerous milestones in the past twelve months, most recently the completion of the façade installation and the beginning of the sky atrium landscaping.

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Fighting Climate Change Through Tall Building Design

Well-designed supertall buildings like the Shanghai Tower, pictured on the right, can help reduce energy usage. Image © Gensler

Barack Obama’s current visit to China could coincide with a new era in environmentally conscious design.

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