“No, the Earth Didn’t Just Move, But My Mad-Cool Apartment Sure Did.”

Rotate, baby…..

Dubai is on an architectural spending spree, and designers are lining up with pricey toys. The latest: Italian architect David Fisher’s proposal, above, for a building that will visibly modify its own form.

“Each floor rotates independently,” says Fisher’s Dynamic Architecture Group (DAG) in a press release, “to create a building that constantly changes shape, resulting in a unique and ever evolving architectural structure.”

The floors of the structure are prefabricated.

Each individual unit will be completely finished at the new Rotating Tower factory in Italy and exported worldwide, it will be equipped with all necessary plumbing and electric systems including all finishing from flooring to ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens, cabinets, lighting and furniture.

As well, says DAG, the building will have “wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor,” creating a power source, “‘making it a true green power plant,’” according to Fisher.

Rotating Tower Dubai Development Ltd. has begun taking reservations for units in “Dynamic Tower,” the 80-story building, above, that, at 1,380 feet, would be taller than the twin towers of the World Trade Center; an interesting detail, given that Leslie E. Robertson Associates, listed as main structural engineer for the rotating skyscrapers, was also the chief engineer in charge of design on the Trade Center.

Living spaces are priced at approximately $3,000 sq. ft.

Apartments will range in size from 124 square meters (1,330 square feet), to Villas of 1,200 square meters (12,900 square feet) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. The first 20 floors will be an offices, floors 21 to 35 will be a luxury hotel, floor 36 through 70 will be residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be luxury villas….

Check out the floor plan on this villa, below. Note the home theater room…and, as stated, the carport.

Floor plan

Needless to say, if this can, literally, get off the ground, it’ll be the most pimptastic joint in the Middle East. I’ll take two.



#1 Z on 07.07.08 at 1:40 pm

Excuse you? I’ll still need a backyard, ( on the ground).

#2 thetammyjo on 09.28.12 at 4:02 pm

Is this one apartment’s plan or several?

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