Is it possible to have askyscrapers in a dimension “green”? How to avoid the cement of the territory, to protect the environment and not to denaturalize the profile of the city? A proposal in this sense arrives from Barcellona: it is theStairscraper, the project of a “helix skyscraper”, with a rotating visual effect and with an ecological impact, realized by two Italian architects, Alessandra Faticanti and Roberto Ferlito, founders of the architecture studyNàbito Arquitectura in Barcellona. Stairscraper as a staircase to snail where every “step” is constituted from an apartment with garden.[photo Stairscraper by Nabito Architects.]
Every housing unity maintains own intimacy and – thanks to the before garden – a horizontal projection, with a quality of the life clearly better than that of a normal skyscraper.
The unique design of the towers creates spacious living areas, with plenty of available area for green roofs and gardens, as well as allowing amble daylight to all the units. Another footstep before on the road of the Dynamic architecture conceived by David Fisher with his famous Rotating Towers. “The Stairscraperis a real provocation on the possibility of extending the housing to a total habitat sensitive to individual needs in a collective whole,” explain the architects. Thestairscraper is a complex 360 degree design that incorporates all kinds of common facilities and public spaces at different levels maintaining the intimacy of the individual space with the same quality.
NABITO Common People projects 2010-2011 from NABITO ARCHITECTS AND PARTNERS onVimeo.
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