Rotating Skyscraper

Van Mensvoort
July 5th 2008

Dynamic Architecture

Remember the wind shaped pavilion? In Dubai they do it bigger. Architect David Fisher designed a skyscraper that rotates by wind power. Each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in an ever changing shape that is not only spectacular but – with a wind turbine on every floor – should also be self-powered.

On the inside: Luxury penthouse villas, which will be over 1,000 square meters, will be completely custom-made to fulfill individual buyer's personal needs, they will also include an indoor swimming pool, voice activated features, demotic control systems, built in phone system. Villa's residents will have the possibility to drive directly into the building were a special elevator take their car to their floor and park at the entrance to their Villa's.

You’ve got to see it to believe it. Although – as we write – construction is yet to start. The rotating tower is one of those structures to become famous already from their computer renderings. Seems to be a whole architectural category of its own nowadays. We call it image building... and Dubai is taking the lead.

dubai swimming in the sky

See also: Modernistic vs Next Nature architecture, Artificial Island Dubai, Lilium Urbanus, Wind Shaped Pavilion.

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Posted 12/10/2008 – 14:06

I prefer this

john weeks
Posted 06/07/2008 – 03:11

Yeah, right!
Like women are allowed to be that scantily clad in Dubai!

Posted 05/07/2008 – 01:50

'image building'; good one!

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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