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79&park . Stockholm

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Located on the edge of Gärdet, a treasured national park, Kullen makes conscious decisions to provide a sensitive, respectful form while allowing the same choices to simultaneously manifest as exceptional residences with spectacular views. In direct response to the context, the northwest and southeast corners take the heights of their immediate neighbors; while the northeast corner, farthest from the park and nominally with the worst view, is pulled upwards to grant it the most spectacular views of park and port. The southwest point of the building extends farthest into Gärdet; and to create a humane edge between building and nature, is pushed down to the lowest profile, transforming it into a public platform with a 270 degree view of parkscapeand simultaneously freeing the majority of the residential units to views of the park. The same move also ensures that the central courtyard will always receive copious amounts of sunlight. In further deference to Gärdet, the massing is visually reduced through a language of pixels, scaled to the human form. This manipulation not only allows for a more organic expression, perfectly reflecting the surrounding landscape, but also provides a way to accomplish the building topography in a controlled and inexpensive way through the use of prefabricated units of standardized sizes. Continue reading BIG

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Southbank tower . Melbourne

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South of the Yarra River, the eponymous Southbank neighborhood is a study in contrasts – a former industrial area that has been extensively redeveloped over the last couple of decades has predominantly high-rise buildings that often lack the charm and human-scale experiences at ground level, so commonly associated with Melbourne’s Central Business District. Within Southbank, our site sits at the junction of City Road and Southbank Boulevard, perhaps one of the most important intersections in the neighborhood with direct visual and physical access to both the Yarra waterfront to the north and the Arts Precinct to the east. Beulah International presents us with a unique opportunity to unlock the potential of the broader neighborhood by anchoring a rich and multi-textured public realm experience not just along the populated City Road and length of Southbank Boulevard, but in places where there is a distinct lack. Continue reading BIG

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IQON . Quito

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IQON will be BIG’s first project in South America and become the tallest building in one of the highest elevation cities in the world, Quito. Located between the city and La Carolina park, the concrete residence rises 33-stories with views to the volcanoes and striking natural surrounds. IQON will create a vertical community extending La Carolina Park all the way up to the penthouse. Continue reading BIG