Cloud Corridor by Mad | ITSLIQUID

Cloud Corridor by Mad

Architecture | October 16, 2015 |

002Image courtesy of Mad

Cloud Corridor by Mad

MAD proposes Cloud Corridor as a future concept for residential design in Los Angeles. Cloud Corridor embodies Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” philosophy for architecture to manifest the spiritual essence between people and nature. Cloud Corridor addresses the concern of sprawl in cities and presents a typological alternative: the high-density vertical village. By reorienting the streets vertically, nine interconnected residential towers redistribute the urban fabric to cohere disparate neighborhoods into a vertical village with public spaces and gardens in the sky.

001Image courtesy of Mad

Connective corridors weave circulation between towers to foster a sense of community among residents and activate the towers as a bustling village within the city. Formally, the high-rise tower is a statement of power and social context. Cloud Corridor reconsiders modernism’s residential tower typology and folds in the design philosophy that residential building should respond to nature and emphasize the environment. Proposed as an urban landmark, Cloud Corridor expresses a devotion to nature. Each floorplate boasts gardens to accompany residential units.

003Image courtesy of Mad

The garden patios and courtyards provide a lush environment amid the surrounding urban density, and provide a retreat from the everyday among nature. Elevated corridors and multi-level garden patios shape the city skyline and provide viewing platforms for residents to overlook the bustling activity below and the natural landscape beyond.Adjacent to Museum Row, Cloud Corridor’s speculated site sits above a forthcoming Metro station and provides an opportunity to propel natureinto the everyday life of the city. Cloud Corridor’s podium dually serves as a public park and as a transportation hub, providing the site for activity after museum hours.

004Image courtesy of Mad

The sculpted podium is covered with a grass lawn and punctuated by trees; the transformation of its massing suggest the image of rolling hills. Simultaneously, the podium lifts away from the ground to reveal both a private-access lobby for tower residents and entry for Metro Station patrons. Merging infrastructure with nature, Cloud Corridor’s podium blurs the boundary between urban landscape and natural scenery. The Cloud Corridor challenges the conventional residential typology and transforms everyday urban experiences into opportunities for residents to interact with nature among the growing density in cities.

Year : 2015
Location : Los Angeles, USA
Typology : Residential
Site Area : 9,032 sqm
Building Area : 35,552 sqm
Building Height : 167m

more. www.i-mad.com

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Featured Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture | April 1, 2020

Working with clients that have global reputations for excellence, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe. Form and space are woven within the structure of buildings that evolve from their surroundings and tie disparate programmes together. Enticingly contextual, each project combines an unwavering optimism for the future with concepts of connectivity and integration. Receiving the highest honours from civic, professional and academic institutions worldwide, ZHA is one of the world's most consistently inventive architectural studios - and has been for four decades. Read more


The Toronto Tree Tower By…

Architecture | March 26, 2020

'We have enough steel, concrete and glass-towers in our cities. But if you walk through the city and suddenly see a tower made of wood and plants, it will create an interesting contrast. Read more


TANZHAUS ZÜRICH BY BAROZZI VEIGA

Architecture | March 14, 2020

In 2012, the previous-existing municipal building at Wasserwerkstrasse 127a in Zürich- Wipkingen, accommodating the Tanzhaus and the Swiss Textile School, was destroyed by a fire. In 2014 Barozzi Veiga won the international competition carried out by the Amt für Hochbauten Zürich, for the construction of a new Tanzhaus and the transformation of the entire bank of the river Limmat. Read more


TOYOTA WOVEN CITY

Architecture | March 11, 2020

Together with Toyota Motor Corporation, BIG unveils Toyota Woven City as the world's first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!