Ziggurat-like modular high-rise twists like a plant to follow the sun
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Orienting a home for optimal sun exposure is nothing new, however, ODA New York’s approach to mimicking phototaxis—the process that occurs when an organism moves towards or away from a light source—offers an innovative way of organizing urban space. Planned for Toronto’s emerging Lakeshore region, the design of the 262,000-square-foot Bayside began as a typical L-shaped mass with 13 floors and 31,519 square feet of terrace space. The architects then introduced modularity to the concept, transforming...