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Giant Mangrove Patch Office Tower Rotates to Provide Splendid Views of Java Sea

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 15, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 1 Comment

green design, passive design, sustainable design, natural lighting, natural ventilation, mangrove, eco-design, Jakarta, Mangrove Towers, Agung Sedayu Center [1]

The buildings are propped up with a skeletal structure that shades the interior. Then, the corridors that line each floor act as a buffer zone between the offices and the sun, keeping the former nice and cool while at the same time ushering in a ton of light. These systems also ensure that the building need not rely on energy-hungry lighting or cooling [2] systems.

An office building that also incorporates entertainment and retail facilities, the Agung Sedayu Center is designed to provide a space for coastal visitors to view the mangrove forest [3]. But it’s only for pedestrians and cyclists. No cars allowed! This will ensure the area’s long term viability. It’s a beautiful design that strikes a necessary balance between fostering both development and biodiversity.

+ Agung Sedayu Center [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/giant-mangrove-patch-office-tower-rotates-to-provide-splendid-views-of-java-sea/jakarta-mangrove-towers-2/

[2] energy-hungry lighting or cooling: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/conservation/5-tips-on-cutting-your-electric-bill-inhabitat-139255

[3] mangrove forest: http://inhabitat.com/bubble-shaped-skyscraper-is-a-freshwater-factory/bubble-skyscraper-freshwater-factory/

[4] + Agung Sedayu Center: http://www.sayembara-iai.org/?selectYear=2011&selectMonth=2&scr=12&selectLanguage=1

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/142710/the-mangrove-agung-sedayu-center-agung-mahaputra-andika-priya-utama-arief-aditya-putra-dely-hamzah-nidia-safiana-and-rahadi-utomo/

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