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Mixed-Use Residential Towers

Brut Architecture and C.F. Moller are in Charge of This Antwerp Tower

— July 17, 2014 — Art & Design
Brut Architecture and C.F. Moller have teamed up to build this residential tower in Antwerp. Instead of keeping it simply as a space for people to live, the structure will integrate multiple functions, including office sections and retail outlets.

For those living in the building, having the opportunity for the office to be a couple of floors down could save some serious time on commuting. The overall look of the structure is quite simplistic, being rectangular in shape. However, "externally, the structure appears as a gridded envelope, with every visible compartment representing a cluster of similar units opening towards their respective balcony," as stated on DesignBoom. This is what helps to give a distinct twist to the rectangular shape of the tower.

Photo Credits: designboom, cfmoller
Trend Themes
1. Mixed-use Residential Towers - Opportunity to integrate multiple functions in residential towers to save time on commuting.
2. Vertical Business Communities - Opportunity to create vertical business communities in residential towers.
3. Smart Homes and Offices - Opportunity to use smart technology to integrate living and working spaces in residential towers.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - Real estate industry can look into building mixed-use residential towers.
2. Architecture and Construction - Architecture and construction industry can collaborate to create innovative designs for mixed-use residential towers.
3. Technology and Smart Home Systems - Smart home industry can offer integrated technology solutions for smart homes and offices in residential towers.
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