Architecture — High-Rise Housing in Uster

The slender proportions and positions of the tower come from a custom designed script that computes optimal volume for a target desired volume. The logic of the script was based off the Kanton Zurich, “2-hour shadow” regulation that applies to any highrise. We designed a 7’500 m2  proposal and a script to accelerate an otherwise a time consuming geometric process, was used in the early stages of the design to test all design options and visualize the range of possibilities the final scheme offered. At a later stage of the design process, we used Galapagos, an evolutionary solver to generate different geometrical design solutions that meet the target 35% facade aperture value.

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 I worked on the housing towers while I was at EM2N. The project was developed in collaboration with Fabian Hörmann, Joao Lima, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli and Konrad Scheffer. The image production was done together with Luxigon.

I worked on the housing towers while I was at EM2N. The project was developed in collaboration with Fabian Hörmann, Joao Lima, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli and Konrad Scheffer. The image production was done together with Luxigon.