Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dynamic Towers.

Maybe this is not exactly Jenga like but this does look like rotating building blocks. This may be the most fascinating thing that has happened to architecture in recent years. It marries technology and modern design.

Florence-based Israeli architect, David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture invented the rotating tower technology which was also listed among the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine. The 80 storey building that is to be built in Dubai starts off looking like any ordinary skyscraper but the different storeys rotate at different speeds so the building keeps changing its look (and for the tenants, its view).

The building is also very green. It runs on 80 wind turbines integrated into its design and it is also the first skyscraper to be entirely assembled in a factory with prefabricated parts. Factory made buildings will offer the advantages of any modern industrial product; it saves energy, reduces construction time and dramatically cuts building costs.

The prefabricated units will arrive at the building site ready for a quick and efficient installation, this approach which is known as the Fisher Method (after the architect-inventor) requires far less workers on the construction site than the traditional method of construction. In fact, each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days (which means that this will be completed in 1.5 years), the individual units can also be customised according to the owners' needs and styles.

Each individual unit will be completely finished at the Factory and exported to Dubai, it will be equipped with all necessary plumbing and electrical systems, all the finishing from flooring to ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens, cabinets, lighting and built in furniture.

How much will a unit at this beauty set you back? USD$3000 per square foot. Time to start saving.

The artist's impression of the rotating building.

View at Night.

Floor Plan.

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