French-based architecture and design firm Emmanuel Combarel & Dominique Marrec Architectes (ECDM) have created two residential developments called Logements ZAC de Port Marianne, separately used for residential and parking purposes. The structures are located in Montpellier in France and were inspired by the need for a shared concrete podium to connect the two multistory structures. This way, the general public and residents can access the parking and residential spaces.
The outer structure of the two towers feature a double skin, while the outer layer features angled chasms that tilt the frame of the entire structure. The construction of a dual layer is to protect the building from the intense heat of the sun during the day, while it also works to reduce the amount of energy loss during the night.