This staggered, residential tower is draped with greenery in Quito

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Acclaimed architecture firm Safdie Architects has been tapped to design a new residential tower that’s expected to be one of the tallest in Quito, Ecuador. Rising to 24 stories, the eye-catching building—dubbed Qorner—features a staggered with large garden terraces on every floor. Created in collaboration with local construction firm Uribe & Schwarzkopf, the striking high-rise will also feature operable glass walls to embrace indoor and outdoor living and to take advantage of Quito’s… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Philippe Starck reinvents himself again with striking green YOO Quito tower

The slender YOO Quito tower brings nature into the heart of Ecuador’s capital and marries it with luxury living. Philippe Starck, one of most influential designers of modern times, teamed up with property entrepreneur John Hitchcox, real estate developer Tommy Schwarzkopf and architecture studio Arquitectónica to create a space based on three themes– culture, nature, and minimalist design. The project is part of a larger scheme which comprises four major developments conceived in collaboration… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building