* Residential Architecture: Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

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Residential Architecture: Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group): “..The tower takes its shape after the site’s complex urban conditions aiming to optimize the conditions for its future inhabitants in the air as well as on the street level..As the tower ascends, it clears the noise, exhaust, and visual invasion of the Granville Bridge. BIG’s design reclaims the lost area as the tower clears the zone of influence of the bridge, gradually cantilevering over the site. This movement turns the inefficient triangle into an optimal rectangular floor plate, increasing the desirable spaces for living at its top, while freeing up a generous public space at its base. The resultant silhouette has a unique appearance that changes from every angle and resembles a curtain being drawn aside, welcoming people as they enter the city from the bridge..The courtyards created by the building volumes, roofs and terraces are…

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