asymptote architecture: velo towers YIBD
 
asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD
jun 14, 2012

asymptote architecture: velo towers YIBD

‘velo towers’ by asymptote architecture, yongsan international business district, seoul, korea all images courtesy of asymptote architecture asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD

new york-based asymptote architecture have sent us images of their ‘velo tower’ development, situated in the yongsan international business district, seoul, korea. the pair of skyscrapers are composed of stacked and rotated volumes which are a programmatic counterpoint to the conventional tall building typology. by breaking down the scale and massing of the two high-rises into interconnected circular dimensions, the project proposes an alternative architectural and urbanistic response to the traditional repetitions of the cityscape.

the eight distinct components are turned and positioned to capture views of the adjacent yongsan park overlooking the han river in the distance. a collection of roof gradients, shared amenities and internal circulation positioned around light-filled atrium spaces are massed to vertically distribute six to eight story residential communities in the yongsan skyline. a raised plinth hovers above the communal landscape which surrounds the base of the towers while the skybridge floats 30 stories above it. the interior fitness, recreation centers, lounges, pools, spas and cafes along with the sky garden provide views of the overall district.

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD faceted facade

the faceted facades are volumetrically constructed of large prefabricated modules which consist of glass within an custom molded composite shell, finished in pearlescent automotive paint. the 500 individual units vary in size from 45m2 to 82m2 with the option of plug-in interior elements. the fabrication of the building’s form will merge the latest technological advancements of the current automotive, aerospace and marine industries into the construction process.

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD aerial view

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBDskybridge

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD exterior of ground level

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBDentrance to lobby

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD site model

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD models

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD elevation

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD section

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD section

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asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD diagram

asymptote architecture: velo towers   YIBD sketch



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  • what program they did disaccharides ?

    Look
  • i cant say much i am wordless, this is awsum.

    kezala
  • A very interesting project, especially the use of prefab technologies in high rise building design. I understand from my friends at Arup that the project is very intelligent in its approach and designed to incorporate some very new approaches to tower construction. I also find, contrary to the previous comment, a great deal of elegance and articulation in the facade approach. I suppose as for living there that is something to be seen when these are constructed. I think this project is an interesting step up for asymptote and nice to see the firms versatility at work here, kudos.

    richardT
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