One More Residential Tower

spatial practice
3. September 2020
Photo: Kris Provoost

Architecture firm spatial practice has completed the construction of a 100-meter-tall residential tower fronting the Museum of Fine Arts Park in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The project is designed to take full advantage of its location in front of the park by exemplifying and promoting the essence of natural living in the urban environment.

Project: One More Residential Tower, 2020
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Designer: spatial practice
  • Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Ryo Otsuka, Zhang Yan, Emily Wu, Taylor Williams, Carol Lao, Andrea Sze
Local Architect: Jason Chia & Associates
Program: Residential, Retail, Parking and Landscape
Photo: Kris Provoost

The 100-meter-tall concrete tower is composed of 53 two-bedroom units with open kitchen and living room views toward the park. Resident amenity spaces include private lobby, rear private garden, and roof garden. Retail space is located on the first and second floors. 

Photo: Kris Provoost

The essence of simple, natural and quiet living from the natural environment is extended into each unit through the generous balcony garden and then into each living room. The design breaks from the monotony of the neighboring typical residential typology with simple bands that vary in height to exemplify its organic inspiration.

Photo: Kris Provoost

In our culture today, we are constantly over-exposed to information and data. It is important to create a living environment that provides a relief from these elements through a reconnection with nature. The simplicity of design for the tower is the result of maximizing the dramatic relationship to the natural environment. The horizontal band defines the uninterrupted view of the park, mountain, and sea; while also performing as a sustainable shading element to reduce heat gain.

 

Photo: Kris Provoost
Photo: Kris Provoost
Photo: Kris Provoost
Photo: Kris Provoost
Design process (Drawing: spatial practice)
Concept diagrams (Drawing: spatial practice)
Concept diagram (Drawing: spatial practice)
Typical vs. Atypical typology diagram (Drawing: spatial practice)

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