The hollowed middle of Loh and Lim’s eco tower is the primary factor in the community’s sustainability. It draws hot air up and out of the building, takes in cool air from the bottom and keeps the entire structure well-ventilated by circulating air from exterior open spaces. Solar cells on tower’s exterior provide energy and rainwater is collected and stored in an underground cistern.
It looks pretty stunning to boot – and would be more likely to avoid a “cookie cutter” label, seeing as the outside of each tower changes with the cultivation of its gardens. What do you think? Could you live somewhere like the eco-tower? Would it foster or hinder a sense of community?