Essential Architecture- Dubai
The "Dynamic Tower" (NICKNAMED THE D.T.'S)
|David Fisher (Italy)|
|central core with vertical transport (including car lift),
number of "villa" floors (single flat to floor), multi-flat floors and hotel
420m building features 80 pre-fabricated apartments that spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
|The first moving building in the world
will be built, where else, in Dubai, home to all the revolutionary
architectural wonders in recent years.
Designed by Italian architect David Fisher, the Dynamic Tower will be made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments rotating around a central column, with the help of 79 giant wind turbines placed between the floors. The 420 meters-long building “will never look the same, not once in a lifetime” says David Fisher, the apartments will be able to spin 360 degrees, giving the tower a different look every time.
One of the most important features of the Dynamic Tower is it’s going to be energy self-sufficient, the wind turbines will produce more than enough energy for the whole building, the extra energy will go back into the grid. The apartments will cost between $3,7 m and $36 m and the tower itself will cost $700 million to build.
The amazing Dynamic Tower of Dubai is scheduled to be ready in 2010.
The "Dynamic Tower" - a slender, twisted sky-scraper that can spin 360
degrees - has been unveiled in New York before it goes up in Dubai.
The complex building, which contains 80 pre-fabricated apartments, will be powered by 79 power-generating wind turbines.
The apartments - priced up to $38 million - will take between one and three hours to completely rotate.
The pre-fabricated components will allow the building to go up in record time - one floor per week, according to its designer David Fisher.
The tower, which will cost a hefty $730 million, will be finished by 2010, according to Fisher.
this is what some architect in my office have to say
"Imagine the wind tunneling effects."
"The yanks are good at justifying anything. Look you can see all the way to Iran.
I particularly liked the green twist that it's wind powered. Bit like a fair trial in Guantanamo Bay."
"guess there is a large circular core inside, where the lifts and all risers align... Otherwise I don't think it'd be nice to have to walk up the stairs cause the lifts don't work, and God forbid if you flush the toilet before the sewer stacks are fully aligned!
Disclaimer: The above "Hahahaha" means this is a joke. Please don't take it too seriously."
Have a nice day guys
The "Dynamic Tower," a slender, shifting skyscraper of rotating, energy-self-sufficient luxury apartments, was presented in project-form Tuesday in New York by Italian architect David Fisher, before it goes up in Dubai.
The innovative, 420m building features 80 pre-fabricated apartments that spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
"This building will have endless different shapes," Fisher told reporters.
As each floor rotates independently from the other, the Dynamic Tower will constantly change its profile, in a new architectural concept that is taking root around the world.
The Mirax group plans to build a similar, 70-story skyscraper in Moscow. "We look forward to build a third one in New York and maybe in other cities," said Fisher.
"These buildings will open our vision all around, to a new life," he added.
The apartments, ranging from 124 to 1,200 square metres, will take between one and three hours to make a complete rotation, and at $31,000 dollars per square metre, will cost from $3.8 million to $38 million dollars.
Fisher said the pre-fabricated components made in a plant in Altamura, southern Italy, will allow the skyscraper to go up in record time — one floor per week instead of the usual one-per-six-weeks for similar high rises — and slash building costs by 10 percent.
He said the skyscraper, which will be completely energy self sufficient and will cost an estimated $730 million to build, should be up and running in Dubai in 2010.