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Residential Development: The Latest Architecture and News

Arthaus, KPF’s First Residential Tower in Philadelphia, Tops Out

Arthaus, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' first residential tower in Philadelphia has just topped out. The 47-story development with 108 residences, slated for occupancy in early 2022, is located along the famed Avenue of the Arts directly across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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KCAP + Orange Architects Transform a Former Railway Yard into a New Residential District in St. Petersburg, Russia

KCAP in collaboration with Orange Architects, and A.Len Architectural Bureau as co-Architect, have imagined a proposal to transform the former Tovarno-Vitebskaya railway yard on Ligovsky Prospekt into a new residential district with communal facilities, retail, and extensive greenery, in the south-eastern part of the grey belt of St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Goettsch Partners Designs New 34-story Residential Building Adjacent to Nashville Yards

Goettsch Partners (GP), the global architecture firm based in Chicago, has designed Alcove, the first residential building adjacent to Nashville Yards. Located in Tennessee, the 34-story building “is composed as a series of stacked, shifted cubes organized in pairs on four levels”.

Jean Nouvel Imagines Aquarela, a Residential Development in Ecuador

Jean Nouvel’s recently designed residential development, Aquarela, in Quito, Ecuador is under construction. In collaboration with local architectural developer Uribe & Schwarzkopf, the 136,580-square-metre organically designed project blends with the surrounding mountainous landscape.

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pH+ architect’s Iceland Wharf Creates a "Flexible, Tethered, Living and Working Environment"

Fish Island, a district in London’s East End, has experienced a period of redevelopment. Once an industrial area, the area is now known for its vibrant art community. In recent years, Fish Island has continued to evolve and transform, with a particular emphasis on integrating the existing creative spaces with residential and commercial.

The latest chapter in this transformation has been the work of pH+ architects, with a mixed-use scheme that layers domestic spaces within a larger complex that also includes maker and retail spaces. "Iceland Wharf" will deliver 120 homes and 40,000sq ft of commercial space in "flexible tethered living and working environments."

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Habitat Qinghuangdao / Safdie Architects

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Qinhuangdao, China
  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4800000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Whitesands / PDP London Architects

Facade Detail. Image © Eiichi Kano
Facade Detail. Image © Eiichi Kano

Clubhouse. Image © Eiichi KanoSwimming Pool. Image © Eiichi KanoFirst Floor Interior. Image © Eiichi KanoFront Elevation. Image © Eiichi Kano+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5984
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Breinco, SKK, Seed