World Architecture

World Architecture · 26. July 2019
It's been a while and since I have been to the site in Canada last week I wanted to share a brief update from Toronto, so here are some impressions from site. Excited to see this one growing tall - the concrete core is pushing ahead with the floors and facade following suit. It has been a soggy Wednesday but the clouds and rainwater provided some atmospheric shots and reflections.
World Architecture · 28. June 2019
Movements within the 70ies took the skyscraper design one step further and concentrated on eye catching building forms and façades to create an individual appearance to maximise the rate of return for the owner. One typical skyscraper of this era is the 197 meter high American Telephone and Telegraph Building by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in New York. Although skyscrapers have been discussed theoretically for quite some time within Europe ...

World Architecture · 14. June 2019
It was the perfect treat to escape the UK winter this year by flying out to Miami Beach to enjoy some sun, design and the Miami Art Deco Festival as well as all its amazing Art Deco architecture. Even though I am mainly drawn to the architecture and its beautiful details, Art Deco reached much further encompassing the decorative arts, furniture, pottery, textiles, glass, fashion and many more – luckily all of these, sort of, go into a building though.
World Architecture · 31. May 2019
Over centuries London’s Skyline was dominated by church spires and St. Paul's Cathedral in particular, however since height restrictions were lifted in the 1960s a number of high-rise developments have changed the city for centuries to come. The skyline changes in a fast pace since 2010 and my first graphic goes back to 2012. It was the one for one of my first short guest blog posts I did back then.

World Architecture · 03. May 2019
A New Building Type Spreading Across The Globe The skyscraper is one of the icons to be found in each American city, they symbolise power and wealth and rule the skyline of the most famous cities in the USA. They have never lost their uniqueness and started to fascinate the whole world so that even historical cities like London could not escape their congeniality - but where did this building type come from and how did skyscrapers evolve. Even more importantly ...
World Architecture · 29. March 2019
Sustainability on a city scale is quite an undertaking if you look at projects like the regeneration of Nine Elms on the South Bank of the river Thames but also at new buildings in repurposed areas around Europe. However, it all is quite a process and in comparison I found that it doesn't matter if things are large or small scale, same rules apply. Sustainability is not just in the building itself but starts with the use and often reuse of things ...

World Architecture · 08. March 2019
The other day I came across an article about off the grid houses around the globe and it made it obvious that one question to ask when starting to plan a sustainable or even off the grid home is what is your surrounding climate like and how many windows do you 'really' need? Total common-sense, right?! Well, that might be but in our choice heavy times we often have too many windows and technologies available, like air conditioning units, often allow us to ignore or overlook some of those things
World Architecture · 28. September 2018
Slowly but surely the summer is disappearing and I came across some of my holiday sketches and thought I share some thoughts with you. Brutalism, what can I say, I guess this is a bit out there but I am a fan, there, I said it, but maybe you gathered that already and are not surprised at all! Many people feel that the raw concrete used on brutalist buildings creates a disturbingly naked appearance that is unfinished, cold and not exactly easy on the eye. Fair enough. In my opinion though ...

World Architecture · 24. August 2018
About 4 and a half years ago I started working on this amazing project as part of the architects team at Wilkinson Eyre which will add a landmark to the skyline of Toronto. Location wise it sits directly opposite Union Station, pictured above. My team and I were first of all looking after the design and detailing of the facades and tower core. This impressive project is now under construction, ...
World Architecture · 10. August 2018
Busily working on various tower proposals in the UK and abroad at the moment - tall buildings are clearly one way to tackle the population increase in big cities. With more and more people relocating to metropolitan areas high rise provide dense inner-city development. And the efficient use of limited space does not just make sense economically.