Aqua Tower (Studio Gang, 2009)

The design was inspired by the striated limestone outcroppings common in the Great Lakes area (see photo below). But this sinuous shape is not just a mere formal gesture, but it is also a strategy to extend the views and maximize solar shading.

“Aqua Tower / Studio Gang” 02 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 8 Oct 2021.

DISPLACEMENT

According to the repetition of “flowing white planes”, in my opinion the most distinguished key point is “displacement”.

SHAPE

Another obvious key point is “shape”. All the “flowing white planes” can be considered as transformed from the same regular rectange plane.

MATH

Finally, I took “math” into consideration. By using techniques and computations, the shape can be resulted based on what the designers want, such as “to extend the views and maximize solar shading”.

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