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Awesome Eco-Housing Tower for Taipei Shaped Like a Double Helix

The most striking thing about Agora Garden, designed by Belgium's Vincent Callebaut Architectures, is that it will be shaped as a strand of DNA.



The most interesting thing about Agora Garden, a new residential building set to open in 2016 in Taipei isn't its vertical gardens that boast organic vegetables and medicinal plants on every floor; nor is it the recycled materials it will be built from; or even the rain water tanks that will be used for irrigation in the gardens, the nests for birdlife, or the composting facilities that will convert waste into fertilizer and garden furniture. Those are all pretty cool features. While it's sustainable and environmentally sound, the most striking thing about Agora Garden, designed by Belgium's Vincent Callebaut Architectures, is that it will be shaped like a strand of DNA. A building as double helix—source of life, synthesis, and being.

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