Main Street is about to get a refresher with this new twisting residential building that was approved by council this week. In keeping with the Main Street character, the building, which is being called "the vertical forest building" will feature artist studios and artists live/work spaces and commercial space at ground level. The building is the first rezoning development project that has been approved under the recently revised community plan for Mount Pleasant. This building is more than just a pretty face though, with its tree like façade that features a passive solar control system which is has been described as a "future urban ecosystem." What does this all mean? It means the overall energy efficiency of this building will be unlike anything else around. The architect, Arno Matis Architecture Inc., describes it as "a familiar palette of wood and glass in a completely new and seductive form" to which we respond: Rawr.
· Mount Pleasant's Vertical Forest Building Approved [Upscale Digs]
· Vertical Forest Building [Arno Matis Architecture]