Project: Manas Tower
Location: Mumbai
Area: 46450 Sq.Mt.
Status: Unbuilt
Design Team: Masud Shaikh

Juxtapositioned Systems A 40 storey tower for Manas Shelters in Tardeo, Mumbai was designed as a two tier structural system, one a primary structure that attempts to connect diagonally across the major circulation cores while channelling gravitational watering mechanisms for terrace gardens and a secondary one that besides acting as a load-bearing network also works as a sun windbreaker. The 'perforated skin' arising from the overlap of the primary and secondary systems is a grid of apertures that responds as a structural solution while freeing up internal spaces for reconfiguration at will. The aperture modulation proposed densifies on the south and west faces as well as one gets closer to the ground.