|The Hashtag Tower (Seoul, Korea)|
Now this is something to talk about: Danish architects BIG have designed an apartment tower complex that looks like a hashtag.
The Cross # Towers constitute a three-dimensional urban community of interlocking horizontal and vertical towers. Three public bridges connect two slender towers at different levels – underground, on the street and in the air. Catering to the demands and desires of different residents, age groups and cultures, the bridges are landscaped and equipped for a variety of activities traditionally restricted to the ground. The resultant volume forms a distinct figure on the new skyline of Seoul – a “#” that serves as a gateway to the new Yongsan Business District, signaling a radical departure from the crude repetition of disconnected towers, leaning towards a new urban community that populates the three-dimensional space of the city.
|Elephant Building (Bangkok)|
Meet the Elephant Building in Bangkok, Thailand. Designed by Sumet Jumsai and completed in 1997.
|Wing Shape Zayed National Museum ( UAE) |
This wing-shaped building is the Zayed National Museum designed by Foster + Partners. It is located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and will be the first museum completed for the island for showcasing the history, culture and more recently, the social and economic transformation of the Emirates.
The museum features five wing-shaped towers protruding from a man-made, landscaped mound that houses the . The towers act as thermal chimneys and draw cooling currents through the museum without any need for electricity. Fresh air is captured and drawn through underground ground-cooling pipes and then released into the museum's air. Since the towers heat up at the top, air is pulled up vertically through thegalleries due to the thermal stack effect, and is then pushed out of the air vents.
|Coin Building (UAE)|
Aldar headquarters building in Abu Dhabi. Designed by MZ Architects and opened in 2010. This coin-shaped building is the world's first circular skyscraper.