'writhing tower' by LYCS architecture, lima, peru
all images courtesy of LYCS architecture
hangzhou-based firm LYCS architecture has sent us images of their proposal for 'writhing tower', a sky condo located in the residential zones in lima, peru.
each unit is rotated on a 45 degree angle to create a cruciform shaped plan and to give the appearance of a linear hinged volume.
it enables each suite to have uninterrupted vistas to the public park at the front of the site, and the ocean at the rear of the location.
the layout also block views to the apartment above and below it creating privacy.
each suite is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden and a pool with a deck. because of the geometric position of the overall tower,
each patio is able to receive the tropical sunshine and breeze. the metal hyper that connects the second floor plate to the underside of the unit above projects
the user's view out from the structure to blend the two box geometrics. it takes on the appearance of being twisted from division to division, up the tower.
a mesh triangle is added to provide additional sun protection and synthetic connection to the form.
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project date: march 2012
status: concept design
team: hao ruan, devin jernigan, vedrana puhalo, max peterschmidt
image credit: LYCS architecture
overall project area: 9507m2
typical duplex: 524m2 (x10)
duplex service: 58m2
ground floor: 364m2
coffee shop: 238 m2
administration office: 51m2
lobby and doorman: 51m2
parking level: 906 m2 (x4)
capacity: 96 spaces
parking service: 69m2