Monday, September 7, 2009

Stackable Building Look Captures the Imagination

Some designs catch your eye with their inventiveness. This apartment complex looks almost like stacked legos or jenga (a wooden block game) but each building block was carefully planned into the surrounding environment in Singapore in this design by a company called OMA (Office of Metropolitan Architecture) from the Netherlands.

The architect played with the different stacking arrangements until he came up with this interlaced arrangement of apartment blocks. The Interlace is a carefully concieved design, taking into account the surrounding micro-climate, wind and solar resources, as well as privacy for individual apartments with lush rooftop gardens, and flowering balconies.

Click on the images to see a larger view.
Click on the heading above to learn more about OMA whose partners include Rem Koolhaas.

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