Green Skyscraper | Atlanta’s Aquarius Tower

aquarius tower Green Skyscraper | Atlanta’s Aquarius Tower

Wind turbines, solar power and a parking system reminiscent of those pod things in “The Matrix”.That’s what you get if you buy into Atlanta’s soon-to-be-built Aquarius Tower. Aquarius reports to be built on the four elements: sun, wind, water, and earth.

The dedication to the sun and wind are the most sustainable parts of the tower. They will provide about 50% of the building’s electricity with an array of solar panels on the roof and five one-story wind turbines that take advantage of skyscraper winds. Each living unit also has floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing in plenty of light.

Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Lafayette Tower | A Beautiful Building You May Never See

lafayette tower 01 Lafayette Tower | A Beautiful Building You May Never See

Those of you who salivate at LOT-EK’s amazing shipping container structures may be wondering whatever happened to the proposed Lafayette Street Tower near New York City’s Chinatown. The building, which received much press last year, was commissioned by Mr. Woo of Young Woo & Associates, who (like me) was intrigued by the design firm’s use of recycled containers in both residential and commercial buildings.

Partially inspired by the industrial feel of the neighborhood, the 19-story tower was slated to be erected at 87 Lafayette Street, adjacent to the city’s former Engine 31 firehouse Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

G Living1
Find us on Google+