Design: The Agora Tower in Taipei, Taiwan
Architect Vincent Callebaut creates lush garden apartments in Taipei City15-Mar-2013
Vincent Callebaut, known for his eco-focussed designs, has created these twisting urban garden apartments in Taipei City. The building, named the Agora Tower, is to be built on the largest and last piece of residential land in the city. For you etymology nerds, an agora was a public space used for assemblies and markets in ancient Greece. This building re-imagines the agora as a lush urban mecca of suspended orchards, organic vegetable gardens and and medicinal greenery all growing from the building to limit it’s inhabitants ecological footprint.