Skip to comments.Does This Design Of Two Towers Remind You Of Anything?
Posted on 12/09/2011 8:19:04 AM PST by Just4Him
These residential high-rise buildings to be completed in Seoul, South Korea, by 2015 are connected in the middle by a cloud, which the designer says differentiates the building from other luxury developments.
The towers designed by architects at MVRDV are 300 and 260 meters high with a pixelated cloud in the middle at the 27th floor. The cloud allows for more light and room for decks and greenspace.
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Post the picture?
I couldn't imagine living in the damned thing.
How about the Two Towers of Mordor? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the WashDC area.
I'm going to dig around and see if I can find an architect statement.
You know, if everyone keeps making fun of 9/11 to us, we're just gonna go ahead and nuke the whole f***ing world.
How anyone, especially a lot of “anyones” whose job it is to approve such a design, could miss what it looks like is not near unbelievable, is simply is “UNBELIEVABLE”. No apology will suffice, this is a slap in the face of America.
Inadvertent or not, I bet the idea will take root in Islamic countries and they will have waiting lists. Think about that, people who would delight living every day in something akin to replicas of Hitler’s gas chambers. But all cultures all equal and we shouldn’t judge, much less be proactive.
Here is the architect’s website. He does some amazing stuff.
These towers are known as “The Cloud”. They actually issued a statement apologizing for any unintentional comparison to 9/11.
“MVRDV regrets deeply any connotations The Cloud projects evokes regarding 9/11.
The Cloud was designed based on parameters such as sunlight, outside spaces, living quality for inhabitants and the city. It is one of many projects in which MVRDV experiments with a raised city level to reinvent the often solitary typology of the skyscraper. It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks nor did we see the resemblance during the design process. We sincerely apologize to anyone whose feelings we have hurt, it was not our intention.”
Lord, just loose The Horsemen already.
My first thought was the designer is trying to simulate building reaching into the clouds, but because of the relation of the towers to each other, their individual appearance and proportion quickly decided that was BS.
wtf is that????????????????
is that a real building???????????????????
We should nuke it on general principles...
See post #12. The architect issued what seems to be a pretty sincere apology.
The architect is a dutch firm. I wonder who works there.
I don’t buy his apology.
Do you honestly think an architect, in our day and age, isn’t intimately familiar with photos of the World Trade Center collapsing?
Architects and structural engineers are fascinated with the collapse because there was so much to learn about design and structural integrity from the disaster.
Should read: eyewear.
Yikes, my first thought was 9/11, then a Lego design gone bad
It reminds me that we should cut all financial aid to South Korea and start bringing our troops home.
“Sometimes a tower is just a tower.”
— Sigmund Freud.*
This is a very neat and logical way of creating open greenspace up high.
* He actually said “cigar” but I am using license here.
No architect is that blind to design. And in spite of the apology, the building is going up as planned.
I'm sure the top penthouse floors will be purchased by Saudi Princes.
What utter B.S.
Good grief. I simply don’t believe that they didn’t “see any resemblance.”
That picture went around the world and our post-modern artists were even declaring that it was beautiful (to see thousands of people incinerated?), so unless the architects had been living in a sealed box for the last decade, there was no way they could have missed the resemblance.
I GOTTA HAVE ONE!
the idea is actually very intriguing. a platform that allows for an additional large area with top open to the air.
i'd suggest 3 towers to avoid the 9-11 impressions. the result could be a massive area high above street level. maybe arching curves for support going between the buildings. each building supporting the others
i'd also make the 3 buildings, kind of supporting columns, in a triangular shape with the arching support beams coming up the sides of each and arching over in both directions toward the other buildings... completing the triangle.
think 3 arches similar to the arch st louis
the top of the arch would be supporting the large living area... and the legs would come up the sides of the towers
It would be a really neat design if 9/11 didn’t happen.
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