Sunday, November 11, 2007

Avant-garde constructions

David Fisher, with a group of American architects who's been living in the famous city of Italian art, Florence, for thirty years, started a new series of a futuristic projects - a buildings made of prefabricated units, each of which can rotate independently from the others. That allows the building to continually change its shape.

This project will start in one of the biggest centre of modern architecture and one of the wealthiest cities today, Dubai, a city which over the last few years has undergone a true urbanistic boom by becoming home to some of the most avant-garde constructions and where the deep pockets of oil-rich developers drive some of the most eccentric building projects in the world.

David Fisher and his collegues designed a 68-story combination hotel, apartment and office tower where the floors would rotate 360 degrees. Each floor would rotate independently, creating a constantly changing architectural form.

The rotating towers get their electrical power from wind turbines that are placed between floors and which rotate freely with the wind. Additional power is provided from solar cells on the tops of the individual floors.

Each individual floor is able to rotate slowly, and it can be controled by the owners of apartments on that floor. The rotation of the floors does not produce power.

Dynamic Architecture buildings will have path-breaking safety features and electronic control systems along with their futuristic design and unique luxury finishing.

Money Quotes

- Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

Donald Trump
- Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Neil Simon
- Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

William Jennings Bryan
- No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

Rotating Buildings in Dubai