Minimax Tower

A speculative research project into high density, sustainable, residential development that deliberately antagonizes current statutory guidence on national space standards and timber construction.

25m2 micro-apartments are stacked in a mid-rise tower that embraces cutting edge timber construction methods and pre-fabrication.

The design is built on the premise that mini can be maxi-mised through high quality design. Minimum footprint, material use, waste and expense. Maximum quality, sustainability, and connectivity.

In a post-Covid world the design encourages a layered approach to community interaction. The compact home provides a sanctuary for home working with digital connectivity.  Terraces and balconies engage with shared sky gardens designed around 4-unit ‘clusters’. Each tower then has larger facilities;  roof top gardens, gyms and shared work spaces, to support cummunity level engagement.

An off grid ‘power to gas/gas to power’ hydrogen energy supply system can be scaled for viability and efficiency, achieving truly sustainable levels of high density urban living in a variety of parkland or suburban city sites.

An Idea: 2022

Engineer:
Constant Structural Design

CGI:
Filippo Bolognese Images