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Urban Cactus

Urban CactusWhat does this architecture reminds you of? A Cactus! It is an architectural project called “Urban Cactus” in Rotterdam, Holland, designed by UCX Architects.

The future housing project will accommodate 98 residential units within its 19 floors. Because it sits on a harbor, the architects decided that the tower needed a natural “green” image – which has manifested itself in a stacked set of rotated, swoopy plates.

The units all seem to have been given an enormous amount of exterior terrace/garden space due to the funky alternating forms. This also affords greater angles of natural sunlight to penetrate into the interior of the units themselves – something which we’re sure is greatly appreciated in the northern climate.

Link & Image: UCXArchitects via UniqueDaily
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