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Extreme Cities: The Densest, Coldest, Remotest, Most Visited (etc) Human Settlements on Earth

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Humans are adaptable animals; we have evolved to adjust to, and survive in, many difficult and extreme conditions. In some cases, these extremes are natural, while in other modern cities extreme living situations are created by us, and we are forced to accept and adjust. Here is a list of extreme settlement conditions: some challenging, some wonderful and all of them offering a fascinating insight into how we occupy the planet in 2017.

Jaransanitwong Archery Club / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

© Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi + 35

P.K. House / Junsekino Architect and Design

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio + 28

Bangkok, Thailand

Flower Cage House / Anonym

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan + 28

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: Anonym
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Huamark09 Building / INchan atelier

© Peerapat Wimolrungkarat © Peerapat Wimolrungkarat © Peerapat Wimolrungkarat © Peerapat Wimolrungkarat + 31

Khwaeng Hua Mak, Thailand
  • Architects: INchan atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 490.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Thailand Creative and Design Center / Department of Architecture

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace + 40

BOY Siam Square / Stu/D/O Architects

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan + 33

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: Stu/D/O Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 120.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

House No. 242 / J T A Co.

© Linesiam Photography © Linesiam Photography © Linesiam Photography © Linesiam Photography + 19

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: J T A Co.
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 660.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Open House at Central Embassy / Klein Dytham architecture

© Spaceshift Studio © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Spaceshift Studio + 21

Bangkok, Thailand

Mercedes-Benz Thailand Headquarters / pbm

© W Workspace             © W Workspace             © W Workspace             © W Workspace             + 23

  • Architects: pbm
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

LADPRAO 80 House / Black Pencils Studio

© Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      + 29

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: Black Pencils Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 750.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Büro Ole Scheeren's MahaNakhon Tower, Photographed by Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

In this photoset, British photographers Hufton + Crow turn their lens toward Büro Ole Scheeren’s ‘dissolving’ MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok. Now the tallest building in the Thai capital at 1030 feet (314 meters), the pixelated skyscraper opened last summer with a fantastical light show display.

The project began as a design by Ole Scheeren for local firm Pace Development, and was completed by his own firm following his departure from OMA in 2010. The architects describe the project:

The design of MahaNakhon dismantles the typical tower and podium typology, creating a skyscraper that melds with the city by gradually ‘dissolving’ as it flows downward to meet the ground. A series of cascading indoor/outdoor terraces at the base of the tower accommodates retail and entertainment facilities, evoking the shifting protrusions of a mountain landscape.

See the full gallery of photos, after the break.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 30

Central Embassy in Bangkok / AL_A

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow + 22

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1500000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Singapore International School of Bangkok - Phase II / Plan Architect

© Panoramic Studio © Panoramic Studio © Panoramic Studio © Panoramic Studio + 47

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: Plan Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 24461.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Aperture House / Stu/D/O

Courtesy of Stu/D/O Courtesy of Stu/D/O Courtesy of Stu/D/O Courtesy of Stu/D/O + 37

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: Stu/D/O
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 350.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Patom Organic Living / NITAPROW

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan + 21

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: NITAPROW
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 110.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Townhouse with Private Garden / baan puripuri

© Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi + 21

Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects: baan puripuri
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 220.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Vertical Village - SOM Leads Design of Major Mixed-Use District in Bangkok

Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16Ha mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Working in collaboration with architects, engineers, sustainability experts and landscape architects, both local and international, SOM seeks to create the single largest private-sector development in Thailand to date - a vertical village providing homes and places of work for an estimated 60,000 people. Through One Bangkok, SOM challenged themselves to translate the vibrancy and energy of Bangkok's neighborhoods into a vertical environment, whilst promoting a 'sense of place' and district-level sustainability.

One Bangkok will provide retail, hotels, offices, as well as homes for 60,000 people. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain Situated adjacent to Lumphini Park, the scheme offers 8Ha of public space. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain Streetscapes, public plazas and greenspaces all contribute to a welcoming sense of place. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain A variety of towers will feature individual identities such as green terraces and sky gardens. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain + 4