Sep 07, 2017
While the design space is consistently moving forward with new innovations in structure, the niche of path breaking designs is picking up pace. These designs are beyond crazy while interacting with the canvas of future to create solutions keeping in mind today’s issues. It considers technology and automation that will need to be customised to construct these marvellous buildings. These designs are a peak into the new world order in terms of commercial architecture, a peak into the realm of tomorrow. Here are DezignGenie’s top five picks in descending order.
5)New York Horizon (Side Scraper)
New York Horizon imagines Manhattan’s Central Park surrounded in a mega structure. This one-of-a-kind sunken skyscraper wraps Central Park in the midst of its design, maintaining the open air space above the park that is otherwise being shadowed due to multiple sky rises. The reflective facade offers an infinity vision of the Park. This mixed-use scrapper designed by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu does not disturb the natural topography of the park. This design won the first place at the eVolo Skyscraper Competition.
4)The Big Bend
The Big Bend by New York-based studio, Oiio and Athens have proposed the world’s longest skyscrapper. There has been a rise in the number of architects to want to make taller buildings on the limited land plots in the city. The Big Bend, however, envisions their building as long rather than tall and is 4,000 feet in height. It is thin and curves on the top to return to the ground. While the architectural feat in curving the building makes us curious we sure hope they bend the building without bending any of the real estate laws of New York.
3) Tribute: The Monument of Giant
A tower within a tree may seem crazy to normal people but not to these south Korean architects, namely, Ko Jinhyeuk, Cheong Changwon, Cho Kyuhung and Choi Sunwoong.
This design highlights the temporarity of nature and provides some relief to the trunks of trees that are rotting away. The Giant sequoias are six to eight metres in diameter and above 50 metres in height. This type of redwood tree is native to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in California of Western America. A progression of floors would give spaces to training, research centres, display and observation decks. A framework that mirrors the tree’s natural method will be used internally. Water would be drawn up by a framework that mirrors the tree's common accumulation strategy.
2) The Mashambas Skyscraper
Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski of Poland conceptualized a high rise that would essentially be a verticle farm. The Mashambas Skyscraper is meant for the sub-Saharan African area and can be disassembled and moved. Many of these Africans are small farmers and this could help them sustain themselves in a more meaningful manner. The idea behind this scrapper was to address the poverty in sub-Saharan region while providing an opportunity for cultivation. The general area is drought prone and requires fertilisation that is expensive and not easily available in those areas.
1) Analemma Tower
Cloud Architects Office have come up with one of the wackiest designs in the architecture space that we have ever seen! The proposed tallest tower is to be suspended from an asteroid while its residents parachute to earth. This tower can be built anywhere in the world and later transported to the site of the asteroid. The foundations however of this tower are set to be from the orbiting asteroid itself. Considering costs involved in building the tower it will be at a record price and hence to make the per foot value cheaper it has been proposed to be built over Dubai. Manipulating asteroids are not science fiction anymore. Following the orbiting path of the asteroid, the tower will follow an 8 pattern between the two hemispheres each day. For all the globetrotters out there, this one is for you!
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