Starchitect Richard Meier is known for his modern lines and utter dearth of color, so it's none-too-surprising that, for his debut project in Taiwan, he went with another striking, all-white megalith. In the newly released renderings, the 535-foot-tall complex appears to include two separate towers connected by a central core. The firm says the design embodies Meier's thematic pillars of "lightness and transparency," an intention expressed in the shorter tower's translucent curved glass façade, which includes solar shading systems like louvers. The building, expected to finish construction in 2018, comes with typical amenities of an ultra-luxe condo: a swimming pool, fitness center, massage rooms, and banquet rooms, to name a few. There's also (duh) a communal sky garden tucked into the 16th floor of the taller tower.
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