MATSYS

C_Tower

C_Tower

C_Tower Elevation

C_Tower Elevation

C_Tower Plans: Plan ocillates between 3 sides and 12 sides

C_Tower Plans: Plan ocillates between 3 sides and 12 sides

Year: 2004
Location: London

Description: This short (1-day) research project explores the use of large scale cellular structures in the design of towers. The tower is built up from a series of cells, each spanning 15 floors. The nature of each cell is to expand horizontally as load is applied. This force is countered by tension in the floor plates. The facade is composed of two types of cells, one of no curvature and one of single curvature. A parametric model was produced to explore the rotation, height, and size of floors.