• The West 57th residential tower in New York boasts a sloping façade with green space

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    The City of New York might just have yet another beautiful building added on to its already towering skyline, though this one sure doesn’t stick to the block-like structural design. Instead, the West 57th residential tower uses a completely different and never-seen-before architectural design, with a slope facing the south-west side. Designed by Bjarke Ingels and his team, the tower is a hybrid. The building makes use of balconies for each home to let in maximum natural lighting. That’s not all. The south-west facing slope also nestles in a green space that helps keep the temperatures in check and also add to the building’s green look. The cleverly designed green space sits snug, and fits in perfectly with the buildings unique sloping façade.

    With that, architecture is all set to change, with trees now being included on building façade! Maybe solar panels, solar windows, some wind turbines and a waste-water treatment system could help make this residential tower in the heart of New York a greener place to live in.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on February 8, 2011