“Breathing” Skyscraper Cleans Air For Occupants

A spiraling high rise has been conceptualized with unique environment-friendly features.

San Francisco architects IwamotoScott have conducted a design study for a spiraling tower in Manhattan, New York. The Edgar Street Towers has two bases which spiral up, joining in the middle and again splitting off into two atria. The towers will have several sustainable building features such as environmentally modulated skin for optimal solar shading, fiber-optic daylighting and bio-filtration terrarium floors that provide clean air to the occupants inside. The building will have spaces for living and working, retail, library and performances.

The design was commissioned by New York’s Downtown Alliance and is part of a study into how to transform a 41 acre-site, south of the World Trade Center site.

IwamotoScott Architecture

[via Inhabitat]

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