Tao Zhu Yin Yuan / A Carbon-Absorbing Vertical Forest 

Nine years ago, Agora Garden Taipei by Vincent Callebaut first appeared on ideasgn, until 2021, this amazing residential building has been done—Tao Zhu Yin Yuan—A Carbon-Absorbing Vertical Forest.

Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Photography: Courtesy of VCA

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan’s rotational structure gives each household a spacious terrace that extends infinitely upwards. The terrace accommodates 6 to 7 trees that highlight the beauty of the building, making the building a lush green ecological stage that interprets the faces of four seasons.

The main target of the « Tao Zhu Yin Yuan » project has been devoted to promoting carbon‐absorbing architecture, in order to decrease the temperature of the Earth.

This project also carries out Fan’s Li philosophy and thinks of the world as one community. It makes changes that bring benefits to not only ourselves but to neighbors or even the entire world.

The architectural concept is to eco‐design an energy selfsufficient building, whose energy is electric, thermal and also alimentary. The “Tao Zhu Yin Yuan” tower is directly inspired of the structure in double helix of the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), source of life, dynamism and twinning. Every double helix is represented in the project by two housing units forming a full level.

Visit tao-zhu.com.tw/ for more details.