Eugene Tsui

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Eugene Tsui is an architect based in Emeryville, California. He apprenticed under architect Bruce Goff and received a bachelor of architecture from the University of Oregon, along with graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned two masters and a doctorate.[1] Tsui specializes in nature-influenced architecture, preferring shapes and forms inspired by living creatures and natural constructions to standard rectilinear designs.[1] His currently built designs include the Watsu School at Harbin Hot Springs, several residential homes including his parents' house in Berkeley, California in the United States, and his firm's company headquarters in Emeryville.

Tsui is notable for a number of designs that he has proposed that remain unbuilt, including:

  • the Gibraltar Bridge, which would span 13 km and include a floating island equipped with wind-powered and underwater turbines, capable of powering most of Morocco and southern Spain;[2]
  • a 600 m-tall observation tower in Shenzhen, China, equipped with over 92 eggbeater wind turbines capable of producing 5 megawatts of power each, and 50 panels of 1400 sqm photovoltaic solar panels, producing 11 megawatts,[no citations needed here] which was alternately proposed for Oakland, California;[1]
  • the two-mile-high Ultima Tower, which would house one million people over 500 floors.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kushner, Eve (May 2007). "Towering Vision". The Monthly. http://www.themonthly.com/feature07-05.html.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Kushner" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "Strait of Gibraltar Floating Bridge". Tsui Design & Research. http://www.tdrinc.com/gibraltar.htm. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. Blain, Loz (April 4, 2008). "Two-mile high termite nest proposed to counter the population challenge". Gizmag. http://www.gizmag.com/ultima-tower-eugene-tsui-population-challenge/9262/. 

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