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The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines

09:30 - 8 July, 2015
The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines, Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y
Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y

Emporis, a German company that collects and distributes information on construction and the built environment, has released a ranking of the world’s 100 most visually impactful skylines, using statistical analysis to address a topic often made frustratingly subjective by civic pride. 

To create the rankings, Emporis used data from its archives to determine the number of high-rise buildings in the cities it studied, and applied a points system that gave each building a numerical value determined by the number of floors it has. To standardize their ranking process, the points system ignores spires and other ornament, and does not include television or antenna towers, masts, bridges, or similar architecture. 

Of the top 10 most impactful skylines, seven are in Asia, while North and South America combined have the other three. Notably, cities filled with rich architectural history fail to make the list, or fall surprisingly low in the rankings; London is number 44, Paris is ranked 66, and Rome does not make the cut. 

To see the top ten skylines, read on after the break, and click here to see Emporis' complete list.

A Casa - Museum of the Brazilian Object / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

13:00 - 5 July, 2015
A Casa - Museum of the Brazilian Object / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Pedroso de Morais, 1216 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Project Area

    1100 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Estudio Guto Requena Creates Interactive Light Façade for São Paulo Hotel

12:00 - 5 July, 2015
Estudio Guto Requena Creates Interactive Light Façade for São Paulo Hotel , © Andre Klotz
© Andre Klotz

Estudio Guto Requena has designed a new façade, which also doubles as an urban art intervention, for the Hotel WZ Jardins in São Paulo. Dubbed “The Light Creature,” the 30-story facade is visible both during the day and at night, changing to interact with its surroundings and responding to stimuli like air quality and sound. During the day the façade has a pixilated blue, gray and gold skin that serves as “a visual reflection of the soundscape of São Paulo’s iconic Avenida Rebouças,” and at night it is illuminated by interactive light patterns.

Learn more about The Light Creature after the break. 

© Andre Klotz © Andre Klotz © Ayla Hibri © Ayla Hibri +21

Dona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

13:00 - 2 July, 2015
Dona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team

    : Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Bento Vidal, Douglas Tolaine, Érika Daddario, Adriana Dias, Cezar Tadao, Giovanna Oliva, Fred Zara, Fabio Carone
  • Project Area

    850 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck

17:00 - 17 June, 2015
TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Iguatemi, 236 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 01451-010, Brazil
  • TRIPTYQUE, Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • TRIPTYQUE, General Coordinator

    Luiz Trindade
  • TRIPTYQUE, Project Manager

    Alfredo Luvison
  • TRIPTYQUE, Contributors

    Guilherme Ramalho, Ulysse Baudet, Joana Telles, Bruno Cruz
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos

13:00 - 27 May, 2015
Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Marcio Orsi e Roberta Gontijo
  • Project Area

    137.66 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Eco Commercial Building / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

12:00 - 18 May, 2015
Eco Commercial Building / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo

15:00 - 16 May, 2015
Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo, © Marina Correia
© Marina Correia

From the architect. The design of the Lina em Casa: Percursos (Lina at Home: Journeys) exhibition was developed with the intention of preserving the spatial experience and the unique atmosphere of Casa de Vidro (Glass House). Understanding the House as the principle legacy of the architect on display and a major object of interest for visitors, the organization of the exhibition stands avoids creating spatial subdivisions that could detract from the building’s architecture. 

VITRA / Studio Daniel Libeskind + Pablo Slemenson Arquitetura

12:00 - 7 April, 2015
VITRA / Studio Daniel Libeskind + Pablo Slemenson Arquitetura, © Marcelo Scarpis
© Marcelo Scarpis

© Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis +25

Guilhermina Restaurant / FGMF Arquitetos

14:00 - 21 March, 2015
Guilhermina Restaurant / FGMF Arquitetos, © Rafaela Netto
© Rafaela Netto

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Area

    157.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Novo Santo Amaro V Park Housing / Vigliecca&Associados

16:00 - 13 March, 2015
Novo Santo Amaro V Park Housing / Vigliecca&Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architecture & Masterplan

    VIGLIECCA&ASSOC
  • Project Team

    Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Neli Shimizu, Ronald Werner, Caroline Bertoldi, Kelly Bozzato, Pedro Ichimaru, Bianca Riotto, Mayara Rocha Christ, Fábio Pittas, Thaísa Fróes, Aline Ollertz, Sérgio Faraulo, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie
  • Project Area

    13500 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Leonardo Finotti, Cortesia de VIGLIECCA&ASSOC

Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS

10:00 - 10 March, 2015
Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Madalena, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Paula Zemel Pompeu de Toledo e Eduardo Chalabi
  • Collaborator

    Cristiano Zan
  • Project Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Butanta, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architectural Design

    Gustavo Cedroni, Martin Corullon e Anna Ferrari
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Riviera Bar / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Beatriz Meyer + Eduardo Chalabi + Diana Radomysler

00:00 - 26 January, 2015
Riviera Bar / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Beatriz Meyer + Eduardo Chalabi + Diana Radomysler, © Rômulo Fialdini
© Rômulo Fialdini

© Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini +56

Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    André di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Collaborators

    Henrique Menezes, Felipe Checkley, Beatriz Rocha
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Autores

    Cecilia Reichstul e Clara Reynaldo
  • Project Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

AM Apartment / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 6 January, 2015
AM Apartment / SuperLimão Studio, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +25

Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
  • Coordinator

    Camila Osele
  • Collaborators

     Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mariana Picolo, Fernanda Almeida, Luena  Vettorazzo, Tais Vieira, Yuri Chamon, Paula Leal, Pedro Tavares, Caio Tritto, Olivia  Uliano, Alessandra Musto, Ayla Barros, Paulo Scheuer, Barbara Rubira
  • Project Area

    467.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs