‘the strata tower’ designed by architects hani rashid and lise anne couture of asymptote recently began construction in abu dhabi. the 40-storey luxury residential project is set to be complete in 2011 with a total height of 160 meters. the design will be featured this month at cityscape abu dhabi from may 13-15. the most distinctive features of the building are its environmentally responsive louver system and side mounted heli-pad. the louvre system was designed specifically for the intense heat of the region and is integrated into the building’s cantilevered exoskeleton which surrounds the building. sophisticated computer and parametric modeling was used throughout the project creating a new icon for the waterfront development in abu dhabi.

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'the strata tower' by asymptote

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'the strata tower' by asymptote

'the strata tower' by asymptote

'the strata tower' by asymptote