The project is for a 60 storey mixed use tower for Fushun City in China, by Studio 7 of Urban Architecture (UA Studio 7), an indigenous firm that seems to have grown spectacularly over the last 10 or 12 years, establishing long-term cooperative relationships with high-end real estate developers.
Specifically, there is a short but informative description of the use of a parametric approach. It would appear that the firm approached the development of a complex but regular building form in much the same way that Fosters did the Gherkin in London – except that Fosters had to do it with bespoke software. Using the generic Grasshopper software, the development of the form and its surfaces could be disciplined to ensure that the tall, flower bud-like form of the proposed tower could be clad by a remarkably small number of standard panels. The illustrations and text are just enough to be instructive about how that was achieved.
But the page on Arthitectural also gives us scalable floor plans (albeit with mainly Chinese labels), and a simplified schematic section of the vertical circulation. For someone like me, who has a great need to point students to case studies of both outcome and process, this kind of information is very welcome.
See the article in Arthitectural at Urban Architecture | Fushun Green Center High-Rise – ‘New City Flower’. It is more detailed than most other competing sites.