Absolute Towers by MAD ArchitectsAugust 21st, 2014 - Posted in Architecture
The ‘Absolute Tower’ located in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto Canada. Designed by Chinese Studio MAD Architects, the building is more than just a functional machine: it responds to the significance of being located at the junction of two main streets, elegantly bearing its status and acting as a gateway to the city beyond. Continuous balconies wrap around the sinuous volumes, graciously marking each floor, and establishing a distinct exterior appearance. Free of typical vertical barriers the towers represent a new type of residential architecture in the otherwise conservative city. the buildings consciously shift and rotate in response to the surrounding environment, establishing a dialogue between each other and the encircling community. Hovering above the skyline, the design seeks to provide every private dwelling with uninterrupted views over the city, lake and preserved greenbelt patches. The project being awarded ‘The Best New Building in the Americas’ by the Council of Tall Buildings and Habitat (CTBUH).