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Studio Gang's One Hundred tower angles for improved light and views

Studio Gang's One Hundred towe...
One Hundred's striking exterior creates balcony spaces for about a quarter of the apartments and maximizes light and views inside
One Hundred's striking exterior creates balcony spaces for about a quarter of the apartments and maximizes light and views inside
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One Hundred has a total floorspace of 520,000 sq ft (roughly 48,300 sq m), most of which is taken up by 316 apartments
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One Hundred has a total floorspace of 520,000 sq ft (roughly 48,300 sq m), most of which is taken up by 316 apartments
One Hundred's striking exterior creates balcony spaces for about a quarter of the apartments and maximizes light and views inside
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One Hundred's striking exterior creates balcony spaces for about a quarter of the apartments and maximizes light and views inside
"Four-story tiers are stacked over the height of the tower," explains Studio Gang. "The facade is angled to create generous outdoor spaces on top of each tier, providing terraces for a quarter of the apartments, as well as shared amenity space for the resident community atop the green roof podium"
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"Four-story tiers are stacked over the height of the tower," explains Studio Gang. "The facade is angled to create generous outdoor spaces on top of each tier, providing terraces for a quarter of the apartments, as well as shared amenity space for the resident community atop the green roof podium"
One Hundred reaches a height of 380 ft (115 m) in St. Louis, Missouri
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One Hundred reaches a height of 380 ft (115 m) in St. Louis, Missouri
One Hundred's apartments range in size from studio apartments to larger residences with three bedrooms
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One Hundred's apartments range in size from studio apartments to larger residences with three bedrooms
One Hundred's floor-to-ceiling glazing offers choice views over St Louis
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One Hundred's floor-to-ceiling glazing offers choice views over St Louis
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Work has finally been completed on Studio Gang's One Hundred tower in St. Louis, Missouri. The remarkable residential high-rise is defined by an angled exterior that juts outward, creating balcony spaces for some of the residents and maximizing daylight and views inside.

The One Hundred tower is part of Studio Gang's "Solar Carving" series of buildings which includes the 40 Tenth Avenue. However, while the hook with that office tower was that it didn't ruin light and views for surrounding areas, the unusual form of One Hundred – which is arranged into the shape of a leaf – is very much focused on the needs of the residents themselves.

"Four-story tiers are stacked over the height of the tower," explains Studio Gang. "The facade is angled to create generous outdoor spaces on top of each tier, providing terraces for a quarter of the apartments, as well as shared amenity space for the resident community atop the green roof podium. Working to enhance the opportunities provided by the site orientation and environmental forces, the building's leaf-shaped plan and tiered massing maximize its performance, reducing overall energy load and increasing occupant comfort. Each apartment features its own corner living room with double exposures that, in addition to offering panoramic views, enhance the amount and quality of daylight within the units."

One Hundred has a total floorspace of 520,000 sq ft (roughly 48,300 sq m), most of which is taken up by 316 apartments
One Hundred has a total floorspace of 520,000 sq ft (roughly 48,300 sq m), most of which is taken up by 316 apartments

The building reaches a height of 380 ft (115 m) and has a total floorspace of 520,000 sq ft (roughly 48,300 sq m). Most of this is taken up by 316 apartments, with retail space, a green-roofed podium, parking, as well as amenities like a dining room, conference room, swimming pool, gym, games room, and a business lounge, completing the picture.

The residences themselves range between small studio apartments to larger units with three bedrooms. The interiors boast generous glazing and the decor is modern, with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and an open floor plan.

One Hundred is developed by Mac Properties and apartments are now listed for rent.

Source: Studio Gang

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3 comments
3 comments
Jerome Morley Larson Sr eAIA
Welcome in, water!
unusualsuspect
Reading the blueprints must have caused many a headache.
Karmudjun
This is an exciting project - the first and second story of each "outcropping" lose out on most window & light but don't have the hassle of a balcony space usable half the year if it isn't raining. Can see possibility of water intrusion - but most union tradespeople can actually read blueprints - c'mon!

You want to see buildings so bad that not only the builders had difficulty, but the owners signed off on just one example and swore "never again?" Think "Frank Gehry Concept" that should never have been built!!! https://magazine.uc.edu/issues/1107/power.html - The second building listed is usable - if you like closet space that either lacks a top shelf and has space at the floor, or lacks floor space and only has usable storage at head height. It is a reasonably dry space for researchers - but water incursion has been a problem. And it is needing significant repair (it had to be repaired as soon as it opened because of functional issues. Go figure.
UC learned their lesson - latest medical research is the Gardner Neuroscience building - https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/05/first-look-68m-neuroscience-institute-set-to-open.html
Some "statements" fall flat. The researchers at Vontz can only wish!!!