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  7. Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima

Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima

Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima
Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima, © Tammo Prinz Architects
© Tammo Prinz Architects

Tammo Prinz's competition entry for a new residential tower in Lima, Peru, proposes the use of platonian bodies to generate dramatic interior and exterior spaces.

The concrete dodekaeder structure drives the form of the design whilst smaller cubic shapes are strategically placed within this to generate spaces for everyday living. The relationship between these two spatial qualities, of interior and exterior, reveals a series of unique spaces that can be used as an extension of the interior, or as a balcony-like outdoors area. 

© Tammo Prinz Architects
© Tammo Prinz Architects
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Diagrams

The multi-storey proposal addresses a need for greater public space in Lima through the design of a large sunken public plaza. Generous voids in the bottom levels of the building allow natural light to pour into the multi-purpose space that includes a stepped ampitheatre. The playful nature of the staggered, colourful steps down into the plaza provide some releif from the brutal concrete structure, inviting passers-by to interact with the space.

Public Plaza
Public Plaza

With dodekaeder easlily able to be sliced in half to form a flat side, architects Tammo Prinz hope to apply this modular, platonian design technique to a number of future residential projects. Keep an eye out because we may be seeing more of this kind of geometrically informed architecture in the very near future. 

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Cite: Stephen Stanley. "Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima" 27 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/500635/tammo-prinz-architects-propose-platonian-tower-in-lima/> ISSN 0719-8884
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