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  • fibrous tower

    fibrous tower
    new york NEW YORK

    roland SNOOKS: this fibrous concrete shell tower emerged from a series of earlier studies undertaken with rojkind arquitectos into exoskeleton tower typologies. the project compresses the structural and tectonic hierarchies of contemporary tower design into a single shell whose articulation self-organizes in response to commonly conflicting design criteria. the project compresses the structural and tectonic hierarchies of contemporary tower design into a single shell whose articulation self-organizes in response to this often conflicting criteria.


    the initial topology of the shell’s articulation is algorithmically generated through a cell division procedure in response to the tower geometry. the shell is at once per formative and ornamental. it operates as a non-linear structure with load being distributed through a network of paths, relying on collectively organized intensities rather than on a hierarchy of discrete elements. the load-bearing shell and thin floorplate enables the plan to remain column free. while the articulation is geometrically complex, it operates within the thickness of a comparatively simple shell geometry, enabling the use of conventional formwork techniques to construct a highly differentiated tower.

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