Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Singular Soaring Tower

This is why I love Design and Architecture. It is for beautiful and exquisite buildings such as Norman Foster's new design for downtown Moscow. It is called Crystal Island.

When it is built in 5 years, the structure will be the biggest in the world. The base is like a lotus flower that spirals up 1500 feet to a delicate spire on top. It is monstrous without being intrusive. Like Mt. Fuji, it will be a dominant figure on the Japanese skyline. Like Mt. Hood, it will be a destination for Portland city dwellers. It will certainly be a most impressive wonder of Design, Architecture and Engineering.

Foster + Partners

Friday, February 8, 2008

Jean Nouvel Designs for Century City

Amazing French architect Jean Nouvel is designing a 45-story residential tower in Century City.
It harkens of the John Hancock building in Chicago. I've been impressed and inspired by Nouvel's work since 1991 when I visited his Musée de l'Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

View of tower from street

Condo Interior

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