Designed by Daniel Libeskind, Magnet is a residential complex located in Tirana, Albania. This 13-story building is crescent-shaped in plan, rising with stepped terraces toward a crescendo of 45 meter-high at the western tip. At ground level there is a retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza. Each of the 115 units have south-exposed living areas where the window and door openings have been designed in concert with the balcony forms to maximize passive solar shading in the summer, while allowing the lower winter sun in. The complex provides playgrounds, tennis and bicycle roads, introducing a new kind of liveliness to the city.

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