I don't usually get excited about architecture - it's a topic I usually leave for seven - because I'm a complete outsider in the subject. Regardless of my pre-disposition for the topic, though, something that attracts me to this art form is the purely aesthetic component of some works, which are fantastic and functional.
I can safely say that few were the times when I was absolutely delighted with an architecture project to the point of writing and compulsively calling a group of close friends about it, describing with excitement the work at hand. This was one of those instances.
When I saw this revolutionary building by Italian architect David Fisher for the first time - at the beginning of last week - I was speechless. It was recently announced that it will be built in Dubai - where else? - and has the singularity of moving itself. The construction is actually a tower, with rotating floors, that takes on various shapes, according to the position of the floors.
The "Rotating Tower" in Dubai will be 80-storey high with a total height of 420 metres. The apartments are an absolute luxury, with dimensions that range from 124 square metres to 1200 square metres (the Villas, an apartment per floor), that even have a garage inside the apartment itself. Additionally, between each of the floors, the building will have 77 aeolian generators that allow for a complete electric autonomy.
According to the project's website, this building will be the first to be made with pre-fabricated modules, already with an electric and sanitary pre-installation, reducing the construction time drastically. The only word that comes to mind to describe this concept is "Wow!".
Here's a video with fantastic photographs and don't forget to look up more information at the project's website.