Jazz Towers is one of the many urban typologies within the BTCBD City of Plazas. The project responds to issues of gated development by placing a horizontal commercial perimeter block to surround the ten vertical residential towers, which allows both protection and accessibility. An open plaza harnessed by the horizontal band and on the roof of ground floor parking structure is inserted in the center. It provides public space for the residents on a higher ‘ground’, as well as linking to the social network of open spaces of the master plan.
The towers, measured 18m x 18m with central cores, are proposed with open plan for flexible unit layouts. The corners of the towers cantilever out 1.5m to provide each space with its own unique perspective increasing connection from the interior space to the city. Inspired by the spontaneous yet systematic structure of Jazz music, the cantilever view-boxes are composed on the elevations of the towers through parametric calculation of Jazz musical sound wave. The musical rhythmic façade allows spacio-temporal movement by placing strategic architectonic elements in space to influence human moving and visual patterns. When one meandering around the “Towers of Interlocking Views”, it evokes a sequence of harmonic spaces as well as the dynamic and free energy of urban life.