Catalogue of urban forms. Towers + folded slab

Extract from the book Why Density? Debunking the myth of the cubic watermelon

May 27, 2015

Catalogue of urban forms. Towers + folded slab

1. Access to the underground car park 2. Communal gardens 3. Park 4. Apartment block 5. Communal facilities

The towers make the most of the space on the ground plan and reach the mandatory height. The excess of floor area ratio is adjusted by means of excavations. These excavations become larger as the towers become higher and are produced in areas that face the north or in the closest areas between the towers.

Illa de la llum
LLUIS CLOTET / IGNACIO PARICIO
Barcelona (Spain) 2005

Plot area: 7,914 m2
Floor Area: 47,166 m2
Coverage: 0.29
Floor Area Ratio: 5.96
Dwellings: 230
Parking places: 384
Other uses: retail 

 

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