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Pixelated Apartment Complex Maximizes Light and Green Space

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 13, 2010 @ 12:08 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 6 Comments

taipei city wall, taiwan, big, residential complex, green space, pixelated design [6]

Currently in progress, the Taipei City Wall will make use of an 82,000 sq meter site in Taiwan [7]. The design process for the residential complex envisioned a series of boxes stacked upon one another [8], leaving gaps between each box to let in light and encourage natural ventilation. BIG first stacked the boxes linearly and vertically, then condensed the tower in an accordion fashion, leaving behind a three-dimensional checkerboard facade.

taipei city wall, taiwan, big, residential complex, green space, pixelated design [9]

Each box measures 15 x 15 x 15 meters and overlaps enough for an elevator shaft to connect to the highest floor. Some of the gaps between the boxes are narrow and only allow light and air through, but some are much larger and leave space for a community program. Five different types of spaces are available for the residents; a green forest where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city, a Japanese stone garden for relaxation and immersion, a wooden pool garden where you can go for a swim, a playground for the kids, and finally a rooftop terrace on the 25th floor. The hope for the design is that the ample recreation and green spaces [10]create a place for a local community to grown and develop.

+ BIG [11]

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: http://inhabitat.com/pixelated-residential-complex-maximizes-light-and-green-space/pixel-ed04/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/pixelated-residential-complex-maximizes-light-and-green-space/pixel-ed02/?extend=1

[3] Pixelated designs: http://techblips.dailyradar.com/story/singapore_s_stunning_digital_cloud_skyscraper/

[4] Taipei City Wall: http://www.big.dk/projects/wall/

[5] BIG: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/27/big-unveil-massive-mobius-strip-library-for-kazakhstan/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/pixel-ed03.jpg

[7] Taiwan: http://inhabitat.com/2009/11/05/taipei-101-worlds-tallest-green-building/

[8] series of boxes stacked upon one another: http://inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/singapores-stunning-digital-cloud-skyscraper/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/pixel-ed02.jpg

[10] ample recreation and green spaces : http://inhabitat.com/2009/06/08/revision-dallas-honorable-mention-inspired-by-anasazi-indians/

[11] + BIG: http://www.big.dk/

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