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Flora-Filled GSI Tower in Cancun Hovers Over the Caribbean
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 23, 2011 @ 2:22 am In Architecture,gallery | 1 Comment
The western facade is built with alucobond in the form of fish scales in order to circulate air and light between the horizontal louvers . The eastern facade is comprised of serigraph, sandblasted and transparent glass which block excess solar gain  without disturbing the incredible view over the crystal clear Caribbean.
The double-tiered tower is connected by two high bridges that are also habitable, allowing for a funky bendy shape and solar shading . Flora has been incorporated throughout the building, creating a fluid extension of the natural surroundings at the bottom level and a pleasant urban roof. This gorgeous design epitomizes the future of smart, elegant mixed-use development . And did we mention it’s in Cancun?
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URLs in this post:
 Sanzpont Arquitectura: http://www.sanzpont.com/
 passive design: http://inhabitat.com/brooklyn-brownstone-gets-a-passive-house-renovation/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/greenery-filled-gsi-tower-in-cancun-hovers-over-the-caribbean/sanzpont-gsi-tower-cancun/
 horizontal louvers: http://inhabitat.com/luxury-residences-on-phuket-island-to-feature-modular-louvered-screens/bluepoint-residences-4/
 excess solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/daffonchio-chisels-green-roofed-addition-to-samios-heritage-house/samios_picnik-3/
 solar shading: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar+shading
 mixed-use development: http://inhabitat.com/mixed-use-development-for-amsterdam-inspired-by-the-alligator/
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