WT SmartCityAward 2014


Condo Tower

Herwig Baumgartner

The Building redesign the DNA through the window in terms of function, components, appearance and materiality. The apertures function as inhabitable spaces and respond to environmental forces such as sun and wind and exploit potential energetic exchanges between the natural and built environments. The exterior of the building is a direct result of the interior spaces. The building includes a ground floor entry with a cafe and L-shaped living units stacked on top of each other with a North-South orientation. The rough textured concrete shell contrasts sharply with the highly articulated fiberglass composite apertures that are translucent and illuminated with LED’s . These apertures will be made out of advanced silicon composites that mix material properties on a molecular level, are able to move without mechanical parts and ultimately mimic systems found in nature.



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