Architecture of the Week – Moving Skyscrapers!
I’m sorry but I think this gives new meaning to thinking outside the box. The innovation and imagination required to come up with this as well as the courage to make it a reality set this apart from anything I’ve seen recently in architecture. I haven’t studied this and don’t know enough about it to judge but it certainly got my attention as well as that of the rest of the world.
David Fisher’s company ‘Dynamic Architecture’ have developed a moving skyscraper! The building will be made up of 80 floors, with an apartment on each floor.
The rotating building is made possible by 79 giant power-generating wind turbines.
As well as the rotation, the wind turbines will also provide enough energy to power the entire building and feed extra energy back into the grid.
There are two buildings planned at the moment. One in Dubai and one in Moscow. The Dubai building is planned to be up and running by 2010.