The team chose wood because it is one of nature's most innovative building materials: the production has no waste products and it binds CO2. Wood has low weight, but is a very strong load-bearing structure compared to its lightness. Wood is also more fire resistant than both steel and concrete. This is due to 15% of wood mass being water, which will evaporate before the wood actually burns.
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Point 92 is a 19-storey tower with 200,000 sq feet of office space completed in late 2012. The building was named after the size of the site itself, a small site of 0.92 acres. The building is situated on a sloped site, overlooking Damansara Perdana in Selangor, Malaysia. Staying true to the intention of creating an ambiance that includes the context to the inside of the building, visitors will get to experience a breathtaking view of Damansara Perdana as they arrive at the lobby through a slowly rising escalating step way above the drop off.
The generating feature of the floor plate is a cut-out space which comprises of several levels of voids connected through gardens and meshes of vertical planting. the center support column is braced to either side with different thickness of beams each corresponding to different floor forces framing the vertical space that is the garden. The terrace is specially lit and designed grandly to give viewers from outside a taste of the garden.
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