Troika by Norman Foster with GDP architects

Friday, January 11, 2008

I recalled my ex-colleague (from GDP) showing me the plans of this project while I was working with something similar 2years ago. Architecture is not always as fun as it seems to be at times. We need to fulfill the plot ratio requirement and make up something special as selling point. Troika is a luxury with a free plan; random composition of vertical elements and horizontal concrete slabs; the contrast of materials between transparent glazing and solid concrete and the symphony of lights at night just makes it fun and lovely to see.
There is an interesting video clip in
"The residential Troika Development is located at the north-eastern corner of Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park, with comprehensive views of the Park and Petronas Towers. The Foster design responds to the unique location with a scheme of three residential towers - of 38, 44, and 50 storeys respectively - that will be the tallest residential development in Malaysia. " to find out more...

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Unknown said...

i'm very interested to know how they plan to supply energy for cooling down the building. Or if they are going air condition the whole building. If thats meant for sustainability.....more energy use would mean trouble wouldnt it?

yp said...

Active cooling~ air condition.
Passive cooling~
Expose mass + purged ventilation at night would help. Can refer Ecotect, psychrometric chart.

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