Emporium Towers

Emporium Towers is a residential development in Shanghai consisting of two towers of residential units. The unit mix, consisting of a range of different unit types is essential to the commercial success of the development, and the motivation behind the unique facade treatment. Each floor consists of a different size and number of units, resulting in a pixelated expression of the balconies on the facade. The resulting pattern expresses the diversity of the residential unit mix as a smooth transformation from bottom to top. The disposition of units and the resulting corner condition creates a tapered building profile, adding to its signature expression on the skyline

Credits

Design Team

Ryan Murphy
Thena Tak
Alex Marshall
Sungwoo Jang
Type
Architectural Design
Year
2010
Location
Shanghai
China
Published in
The Boston Globe Magazine