As with all city dwellings, there is a lack of nature and harmony which has been remedied in this design. The building base is facing the west, hot weather does not make for a comfortable living environment. The design philosophy uses the basic teachings of modernism from the 1960s, and the large amount of greenery is akin to a forest in the city. The unobstructed view allows for an impressive view of the city while the projected shadows demonstrate the natural passage of time. The facade of the building utilizes a cantilever beam-column system with a sun-shaded aluminum plate for deeper light and a richness of space. We try to make the building look light and modern, and hope to reshape the traditional perception of Asian people, that luxury is more important than a feeling of wellness and contentment.
The majority of the materials used in this project are easily replaceable locally so there is no need to ship in materials from abroad. From the outside to the inside, we tried our best to reduce the carbon emissions related to this project. The trees themselves absorb a lot of CO2 (48 pounds per year per tree) which helps improve the overall environmental sustainability of the building.