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


Vertical City

Architecture | November 12, 2019

Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Vertical City, a project proposal for a vertical city-building of 25,000 people settled in the water. A number of renewable energy resources, such as wind, water turbines and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Water desalination. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier life-style. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented. Read more


Cars: Accelerating The Modern World

Design | October 29, 2019

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. 'Cars: Accelerating the Modern World' explores how the car as a driving force has accelerated the pace of change over the past century. Read more


Atrafloor

Design | October 28, 2019

The latest addition to Atrafloor's collection of fun, modern designs for floors is a set of striking patterns that put a twist on animal print trends. The colour-clashing designs break away from toned down neutrals to invite a more vibrant energy into interiors. Read more


Cyrela by Pininfarina

Architecture | October 26, 2019

Launched the first residential tower design by Pininfarina. São Paulo is the first city to host a residential tower designed by Pininfarina. The project has been realized by Cyrela, one of the leading developer in Brazil. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!