Thursday, June 14, 2007
No Concept, Model 2
Frustration. The palm idea is effectively dead, apparently I don't have enough whispy gray hair to pull weight at the table. The tower design is now being pushed as a pair of "bookends" connected by a core. My reactionary design is pictured below, in the site model (see the glass tower in the middle). Our site is the center of a man-made peninsula, with 50-60 story towers close to the shore, and a "donut" signature hotel at the end. Ridiculous? Yes, but it beats the hell out of what's on my computer screen in the image above.
Notice how the building would minimize its ground impact, while splaying outward in 2 directions to maximize light, passive shading, and views out to the city/ocean. Still a lot more to be done.