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Prefabricated skycubes proposed with 'elastic' living apartments inside

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Prefabricated skycubes proposed with 'elastic' living apartments inside

The interiors for each unit are designed using an elastic living concept, where different spaces are created by sliding on tracks.


By BD+C Staff | March 18, 2015
Prefabricated skycubes proposed with 'elastic' living apartments inside

The tower is designed to be 70% wood, and will contain gardens and flexible living spaces attached to a central concrete core. Renderings courtesy Weingartner Architects

Composed of nine, wooden prefab cubes stacked askew on top of each other, German architect Leonhard Weingartner’s Elastic Woodscraper II puts a new spin to high-rise buildings.

According to Inhabitat, the tower is designed to be 70% wood. It will also contain gardens and flexible living spaces attached to a central concrete core.

 

 

“My design redefines the discussion of where we will see customized mass timber in the future of the world’s skylines,” Weingartner says. “Mass timber structures are capable of meeting fire and life safety needs while staying within cost competitive marketplace conditions.”

TreeHugger reports that interiors for each unit are designed using Angelo Roventa’s Elastic Living concept, “where different spaces are created by sliding on tracks.”

 

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