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Twisting Skyscrapers Enliven Urban Landscape [Pics]

Twisting Skyscrapers Enliven Urban Landscape [Pics]
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The Absolute Towers by Chinese firm MAD architects have been completed in Canada, with levels that gradually rotate.

Emma Hutchings
  • 17 december 2012

Chinese firm MAD architects have completed the ‘Absolute Towers’ in Ontario, Canada. The twisting skyscrapers are in stark contrast to the typical corporate buildings that surround them, with gradually rotating oval floors that give the towers their curves. DVICE notes that the buildings, which have been nicknamed “the Marilyn Monroe towers”, stand at around 492 and 557 feet.

Ontario’s Skyline Gains Two Twisty, Curvy Skyscrapers [Gallery]

Despite its landmark status, the emphasis is not solely on height. Our design features a continuous balcony that surrounds the whole building, eliminating the vertical barriers traditionally used in high rise architecture. The entire building rotates by different degrees at different levels, corresponding with the surrounding scenery. Our aim is to provide 360 degree views for each residential unit, and to get city dwellers in touch with the natural elements and reawaken their appreciation of nature.

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