Dynamic Skyscraper in Dubai

The announcement of the world’s first dynamic building has echoes of the futuristic and modernist designers of the Archigram movement:

archigram domesThe 420-metre (1,378-foot) building’s apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.

It is interesting to see certain elements, including the modularity, individualism, and dynamism of concepts like the Archigram Plug-in-City re-emerge in the 21st century.

The Dynamic Tower itself is impressive in it’s grandeur and the scale of it’s ambition. The fact that the architect claims the building “would be energy self-sufficient as the turbines would produce enough electricity to power the entire building and even feed extra power back into the grid” adds to the wonder.

[story via BBC News][image by Claire L. Evans]

2 thoughts on “Dynamic Skyscraper in Dubai”

  1. I think I saw an article on this a little while ago, but didn’t think it was a serious project. I really hope they end up going through with this, just because of the sheer awesomeness of the thing.

    It’s beautiful too; don’t miss the pics of it in action in the BBC article.

  2. hi
    i think it is paradise to see this biulding and dubai very good coutry
    in world , i think dubai the future of arab nation

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