Designboom — "with 'Arbor,' Studio Gang will celebrate timber architecture at westbank campus in san jose"

"Studio Gang’s 14-story mass timber ‘Arbor’ emulates the spirit of working in a tree fort with a minimal carbon footprint. compared with traditional structures, like concrete or steel, the footprint is reduced by 35%. the design comprises a number of modular wood arbors layered atop one another. the tactile wood structure becomes a terraced framework for vertical ravines and green space, allowing the optimal amount of light, air and shade into and out of the building. meanwhile, green roofs, green walls, and vegetated trellises serve to filter the air, reduce the urban heat island effect, and reduce energy use for active cooling."

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Fast Company — "Sprawl Ruined Silicon Valley. Can World Class Architecture Fix It?"

"In the heart of Silicon Valley, where the landscape is dominated by self-contained tech campuses and low-density car-oriented urbanism, a major new development is bringing in a team of world-class architects to add a collection of mixed-use projects to downtown San Jose."

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