College of Architecture
and the Built Environment

Student Work


Osseous is a proposed one kilometer high-rise located in Hong Kong, China. By 2050, the city will be so overpopulated that extremely tall skyscrapers will become the only mode of new development.

By breaking the tower up into a series of heterotopic neighborhoods, each section has its own feel and identity, similar to neighborhoods of a city. The void spaces serve as parks represented by one of Earth's climatic biomes ranging from humid subtropical to tundra.

The hope is that this tower will serve as a precedent for future high-rise environments which also function as air filtration towers.


Matthew Zepp '18
Design 9 Evolo Competition