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* Residential Architecture: Writhing Tower by LYCS Architecture

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 14 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Writhing Tower by LYCS Architecture: “..a sky condo..each unit is rotated on a 45 degree angle to create a cruciform shaped plan and to give the appearance of a linear hinged volume. it enables each suite to have uninterrupted vistas to the public park at the front of the site, and the ocean at the rear of the location. the layout also block views to the apartment above and below it creating privacy..each suite is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden and a pool with a deck. because of the geometric position of the overall tower, each patio is able to receive the tropical sunshine and breeze. the metal hyper that connects the second floor plate to the underside of the unit above projects the user’s view out from the structure to blend the two box geometrics. it takes on the appearance of being twisted from division to division, up the tower. a mesh triangle is added to provide additional sun protection and synthetic connection to the form..”  Stacked and rotated in such a way that each residential unit possesses two terraces, a garden and a swimming pool; luxurious..

See our post on another project by LYCS Architecture: Architecture: Spruce Art Center by LYCS Architecture.

image: courtesy of LYCS architecture; article: Designboom

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