Toronto's CN Tower reimagined as residential high-rise coated in wooden pods


The cluster of parasitic residential units sticks to the concept of the CN Tower's walls from the Toronto studio's quadrangle.

The modular wooden house is nestled by huge cement pieces 553 meters high - the highest in the world and one of the major tourist attractions in the world.

"The quadrangles saw an opportunity to revitalize the towers ideal for market condominiums with superior geographical location, unique views while maintaining the building's existing successful features," the studio said.

The idea involves a windscreen with a shielded structure, and the concrete drilling bracket is suspended between the prefabricated cubes.

Each of the pods may be designed as a selection command having a size and layout. This diversity creates a pixelized effect on the wall of the host pointing out the tower.


The quadrilateral provides cross-laminated Timber (CLT), which are created by smaller glued wood pieces and pegged as architectural wonder material of the 21st century.

"It combines the brightness and strength of the CLT to ensure that the device can" hang the wings "between the wind shields," says CN Tower's quadrangle.

"As the CLT building is designed to be planted in place at the factory and snapped up at the site construction will be fast and safe without the need to negatively impact the travel traffic on the panel."

Structured planks will also be exposed inside, and residents with people in Toronto Ontario will be offered views through large windows.

It is unclear how people will reach their apartment, especially those above, but the explanation shows multiple units linked together by the stairs.


In the CN Tower it was designed by a local company WZMH Architect, and was completed in 1976, a television and radio communication mast. It has a 360 degree restaurant and several levels of surveillance, including a glass adventurous floor deck for visitors.

The tower holds the title of the highest freestanding structure in the world for 34 years, until it is surpassed by both Buraj khalifa in Dubai and Canton Tower in Guangzhou.

"Quadrangle's proposal reinvents the landmark and in so doing also reinvents the tower as a symbol of Toronto's ingenuity and progress," said principal Richard Witt.

"We wanted the flexibility of its design to inspire other major developments in independent global similar projects, increasing their value to their home and environment."

Other iconic structural parasitic proposals around the world include the Eiffel Tower in Paris at the upper lattice extension and the New York State Hall at the top of Philip Johnson's giant round shed.