26 Sep '14, 1pm

#Luiis_3x ] 3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront: Danish... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] 3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront: Danish... [ #Luispokel ]

Rising to the height of 656 feet, this forthcoming landmark skyscraper comprises a stack of five shifted glass volumes. The tower was divided into these separate volumes–each with its own light-filled atrium—in order to create more intimate and collaborative social settings. The rotated volumes also take advantage of passive design principles: the lower volumes are angled to the west to directly engage the nearby neighborhood whereas the upper volumes shift to the east to help self-shade the northern facade from the afternoon sun.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/3xn-wins-bid-to-design-edgy-glass-cl...

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