Tree Towers Housing
16 December 2011

The goal of our design is to create a desirable, attractive community for young people, designing dream apartments that occupy the smallest urban plot possible between 10 m² and 14 m² per floor. 

Each Tree Tower is structured on six floors and works independently. The roof level accommodates a public terrace used by the dwellers with a plantation of a big tree, from the second to the fifth floor there are residential units, organized one per floor, and the ground floor contains a small shop or café.

The two sizes of 10 m² and 14 m² of the residential units are designed to accommodate essential facilities in a minimum living space. Each unit is provided with an exterior balcony that enlarges the actual size of the interior room and enriches the quality of the living space. 

With this project we intend to explore a different way of social living. Our design process reinterprets the scale of a residential tower in order to transform it into a house scale building. This scaling process brings the perception of the building volumes and public spaces to a much more human size, balancing the relation between voids and solids.

The tower are designed to be organized either together as a dense urban environment, or to stand alone in defined, enclosed plots, as dots in the existing urban fabric. This attitude makes the whole design flexible and adaptable to almost any kind of environmental situation.

There are three kind of outdoor spaces: the ground floor public area, the private balconies, and the green roof terrace. The proximity among the towers creates a feeling of a three-dimensional experience of the space, encouraging the social interaction between dwellers located in different floors.

The irregular round shapes of the volumes emphases the perception of fluidity and permeability of the space. 






树塔的设计中包含三种户外空间:一层公共区域,各层独立阳台,以及屋顶花园。塔与塔的邻接关系所制造的三维空间体验促进了不同楼层住户间的社会性互动。 而不规则圆形体量强调了流动与彼此渗透的空间感受。
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