Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: scheduled on 2010

Architect: Dr. David Fisher

Purpose: multipurpose (offices, hotel, residential apartments)

More info: We have seen tall buildings, we have seen  strange buildings, but have you seen buildings in motion that actually change their shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher.

Visionary architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the world’s first building in motion – the revolutionary Dynamic Tower. It will adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately.

This building will never appear exactly the same twice.

It is amazing but you will have the choice of waking up to sunrise in your bedroom and enjoying sunsets over the ocean at dinner.

In addition to being such an incredible engineering miracle it will produce energy for itself and even for other buildings because it will have wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor (picture 2). So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be 1,380 feet (420 meters) tall, 80 floors, apartments will range in size from 1,330 square feet (124 square meters), to Villas of 12,900 square feet (1,200 square meters) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. It will consist of offices, a luxury hotel,  residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be for luxury villas located in a prime location in Dubai.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be the first skyscraper to be entirely constructed in a factory from prefabricated parts. So instead of some 2000 workers, only 680 will be sufficient. Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2010.

(Image: Dynamic Architecture ™ all rights reserved to Dr. David Fisher)
(Image: Dynamic Architecture ™ all rights reserved to Dr. David Fisher)

Device to Root Out Evil (Vancouver, Canada)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date: first exhibited in the 1997

Architect (artist): Dennis Oppenheim

Purpose: Sculpture

More info: It was too hot for New York City; too hot for Stanford University. But a controversial, imposing sculpture by renowned international artist Dennis Oppenheim finally found a public home in laid-back Vancouver.

A country church is seen balancing on it’s steeple, as if it had been lifted by a terrific force and brought to the site as a device or method of rooting out evil forces. Artist website: http://www.dennis-oppenheim.com/

(Image credits: papalars)