Wednesday, 1 September 2010

things like this should be built more often

Designed by Steven Holl, the massive 1,296,459-square-foot Horizontal Skyscraper floats above the surface using just eight legs. To give you an idea of how impressive this is: The building's as long as the Empire State Building is tall.

But unlike the Empire State, the Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center only reaches 114 feet up in the air, "blending" with its surroundings surroundings, literally reflected on the large pools that decorate the tropical garden under it. Behind its long glass windows you will have panoramic views of the sea in front of it and the mountains behind it.

More buildings like this should be built to be honest. Most of the buildings around now are really boring. Someone make a step towards changing everything?

architectural jizz

Atrium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos from ArchDaily on Vimeo.

i want this house.....

well this is a first....

oh hai.