A monumental artifact designed to be an outpost and beacon. Made primarily from abandoned wooden shipping pallets, the structure takes commonly utilized items and reinterprets their structural nature to form a vertical habitat. A system of staggered tension rods compress the pallet sections to withstand vertical and lateral loads.
The tower is the work of architects Sergio Ramirez, Timothy Leung, and Brandin Roat.
Babel Tower 2009
Superused: Shipping pallets, reclaimed building materials.
San Francisco, CA