LYCS Architecture, the young architectural practice based In Hangzhou, China, have designed the Writhing Tower, a high-rise residential building in Lima, Peru. Each luxury residential unit of the building is rotated on a 45 degree angle to create a cruciform shaped plan and to give the appearance of a linear hinged volume. This layout not only block views to the apartments above and below to create privacy, but it also enables each suite to have uninterrupted vistas to the public park at the front of the site and the ocean at the rear.
Each suite is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden and a pool with a deck. Because of the geometric position of the overall tower, each patio is able to receive tropical sunshine and breeze.