Richard Sarrach: el // Tower




 
  • ©2008, Richard Sarrach, el // Tower

Artist(s):


Title:


el // Tower

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2008: Design and Computation

Creation Year:


2008

Category:


Architecture and Design

Artist Statement:


A colossal open-air rooftop retail and hotel complex in New York, the el // Tower represents a new urban typology for the 21st century. Utilizing a single surface as a branded wrapper, the structural diagrid transforms from a horizontal trellis to a vertical bris-soleil along a distance of three city blocks. Enclosing over 10.1 million cubic feet, the new complex envisions the future skyscraper as an (L) system in which future urban expansion is now multi-directional, as it simultaneously increases horizontally and vertically.

Other Information:


Principal
Evan Douglis

Project Director
Richard Sarrach

Design Team
Jeremy Carvalho
Tamaki Uchikawa
Che-Wei Wang
David Mans
Peter VanHage
Dan Breitner

Engineers
Ashok Raiji
Mahadev Raman (mechanical)
Ricardo M Pittella
Matthew Clark (structural)
ARUP

Cost Estimator
Ethan Burrows
Project Manager
Davis Langdon

Location
New York, New York USA

3D printing of Evan Douglis Studio models was made possible through a donation from York Technical College / 3D Systems