Gallery: Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens...

Low E glass ensures optimal daylight without excess solar gain

Designed to mimic two encircling hands and the helical structure of DNA, the towers are organized a central core that allows for what the design team call a “hyper-abundance of suspended gardens.” These will spill over with edible and decorative plants, enabling residents of 40 luxury apartments to harvest a great deal of their own food (except for protein.) Plus, the rainwater capture system alleviates pressure on the municipal water supply and gives the complex even greater independence.

Each 540 square meter apartment will have an interior green wall as well, ensuring optimum air quality and a great green aesthetics. A circular light funnel will push daylighting right down to the basement of the building, a solar roof will provide energy, and low E glass will mitigate excess solar gain and prevent thermal loss. Complete with nanotechnology and a host of other high-tech features, this one-of-a-kind tower may well be the greenest of its kind when it is completed circa 2016.

+ Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Via World Architecture News


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  1. Dhore May 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    lauda , madarchod what is approx cost??

  2. mohit kumar May 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Its bigger invention ever

  3. William Carroll Jr. March 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Looking at how much of the floors in this building are glass, I am guessing signs will have to be posting warning women in dresses.

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