PROJECTS: Cool(er), Clean(er) Air
LOCATION: Taipei, Taiwan
SIZE: 38,700 sq ft / 3,600 sm
SCOPE: Architecture, Interior Design
STATUS: In Progress
Air quality and solar heat gain are two major environmental concerns in Taipei. This 14 story residential tower takes a simple approach to improving one and mitigating the other. Starting at the top of the treeline, slipform concrete fins gracefully curve toward the top of the tower, perpendicular to the azimuth angle of the sun, reducing the amount of solar heat gain on the glass facade--like a hand shading your eyes from the sun. The concrete fins are constructed using photocatalytic concrete that breaks down pollutants into oxygen, water, and salts, improving the air quality and the look of the building. Cooler, cleaner air.