This Imagined Spinning Skyscraper Offers Everyone Sky-High 360° Views

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Industrial designer Shin Kuo offers his solution to class conflict—not with regards to education or income, but to who has the best view.

Dubbed “Turn to the Future,” the ambitious spinning skyscraper concept features a building with units that rotate at predetermined times, giving everybody a 360-degree view of the city. The structure would showcase apartments sliding on a spiral rail around a central pillar. Each home’s gas and electric lines would automatically detach before moving and reattach in new ports at its destination to avoid fire issues, and each front door would lock before repositioning. Once the apartment reaches the bottom of the spiral, it would be whipped back up to the very top of the building by a crane.

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“Urbanization has become a big trend in the world,” Kuo tells The Atlantic’s City Lab. “Because of that, buildings will become higher and higher, and more and more people who live in the lower floors of buildings will get their views blocked. Based on the results from both the Asian and the American market research, there is a [difference] in sales or rental prices between the lower floor units and higher floor units in the same building. In the future, all the top floors of buildings will be owned by people with very high incomes and the middle to lower income people will only have a limited view from their living spaces.”

Eco-conscious folks will be pleased to know that the design incorporates solar panels and a regenerative braking system—not to mention amusement rides.

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Fuente: hauteresidence.com

Firma Gerencia RED

Zaha Hadid en Nueva York

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El edificio de 37 unidades marca el primer encargo a Hadid en la ciudad. Consiste en muros de cristal, terrazas envolventes para cada unidad y comodidades como una piscina bajo techo y un spa. Las residencias contarán con aproximadamente 5.500 pies cuadrados (510.96 m2) , tendrán techos de hasta 11 pies de altura, integración tecnológica avanzada, lo último en acabados y decoraciones, entre otras características de lujo. Diseñadas con múltiples núcleos de elevadores, la mayoría de las residencias tendrán su propio vestíbulo y entrada privada que se suma a la intimidad del edificio.

“Nuestro diseño es una integración de volúmenes que fluyen unos hacia otros y, manteniendo un lenguaje formal coherente, conforman la sensibilidad del conjunto. Con una disposición que reinventa la experiencia espacial, cada residencia tendrá una identidad distintiva y ofrecerá múltiples perspectivas y vistas excitantes del vecindario”, explica Zaha.

Arquitectos: Zaha Hadid Architects
Proyecto: High Line Condo
Ubicación: Nueva York, EE.UU
Tipología: Edificio de viviendas

Fuente: arq.com.mx