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CONCEPT: SMART GREEN TOWER
The Q Tower has been developed as a ‘smart green’ tower with integrated systems reactive to its inhabitants. Our collaboration with Ted Selker of the Context-Aware Computing Department at MIT Media Lab is aimed towards integrating interactive systems within the tower. This cooperation has generated a wide range of innovations with the building systems; environmental, geothermal energy, smart appliances and controls, a ‘virtual’ doorman and smart delivery closets at the entrance make the tower a responsive structure where human occupation is accommodated rather than allowed, interactive rather than passive.
Year: Construction design 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: CREI Real Estate
Project Type: Robotic Mixed-Use Tower: 15 story residential condominium with 24 units, a first floor restaurant, two penthouses on top and three duplexes throughout tower.
Size: 48,500 ft2 (4,500 m2)
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Project Leader: Thomas Barry | Archi-Tectonics Team: Pilar Echezaretta, Patrick Wong, Monty Forman, David Barr, Vincent Appel, Greg Getman
Consultants: Structural Engineers: Cantor & Seinuk Engineers, PC | Mechanical Engineer: Stanislav Slutsky Engineers | Curtainwall consultant: Israel Burger