AQSO arquitectos office designed the Spliced Towers in Guangyuan, China.
Description from the architects:
High density residential complex in Guangyuan.
The project is conceived as a strong element in consonance with the surrounding hilly scene. The buildings rise over the landscape becoming a milestone, a sober and expressive landmark solving the program requirements: archive the desired plot ratio and increase the green area by minimizing the building footprint.
The Southern side of the plot has a strong residential character, blocks orientated North-South within a park where the public facilities are located. On the other hand the Northern side is conceived as an urban atmosphere where four main towers are located on top of a commercial podium, establishing a mutual relation with the rest of the city.
The overall building façade combines a domestic and sober feeling. The residential blocks highlight the horizontal disposition of the floor slabs, between which is located a permeable skin made of sliding louvers. The vertical and monolithic presence of the towers is reinforced by an irregular wood and stone cladding.
In contrast to the rational layout of the blocks, the green areas are treated with a flexible and organic circulation. Several roads of different character outspreading from the center connect the different entrance points emphasizing the elastic layout of the landscape. The spaces in between are designed with diverse types of vegetation depending on its use.
In order to optimize the ventilation and natural illumination of the units, the block width has been fixed to 12.5m, establishing a comprehensive structural system for the buildings and the parking located in the basement.
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