Unlike with a tray of brownies, the debate about whether or not a corner apartment is better than one in the center is not quite so contentious. Corner apartments offer better, more varied views and more natural light. Unfortunately, only a select few residents in each building get to experience life in a corner apartment.
According to NewAtlas.com, however, a new residential tower in St. Louis is using a stacked tier design that angles outward as it rises to provide each of its 305 units with a corner living room. Residents will be able to see a park to the west and the Gateway Arch to the east. In addition to the views provided by these corner living rooms, the angled design will also allow more light to enter the apartments to help cut down on electricity usage.
The One Hundred building, designed by Studio Gang, will rise 385 feet in the air and offer 540,369 sf of space. At the top of each angled tier is a terrace and the building will also have a green roof with a social common area. One Hundred will collect and store rainwater for irrigation, helping eliminate some stormwater runoff.
The 36-story tower will be split into eight tiers of four floors with a five-story podium base. The base will have space for retail and other amenities. Additionally, One Hundred will offer residents 355 underground parking spaces.
Construction is expected to begin next year with a 2019 completion date.