Friday, March 23, 2007

Koolhaas in Singapore - Slid, not Stacked


Rem Koolhaas is one busy guy. Hot on the heels of the unveiling on his stacked volumes in a project for Jersey City, here's a rendering of his just revealed design for a 153 meter high skyscraper that will be his first project in Singapore, a city that has been a key target of study in his various writings. According to Building magazine, the towers are raised up off the ground to provide more open space at the base, and are expected to hold 68 apartments. Do you think this is what Murcutt means when he talks of "touching the ground lightly?"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These recent REM buildings are seriously ugly, and fairly uninteresting compared with other recent tower designs by others. Bertrand Goldberg had better "slide" ideas for towers decades ago. Lynn, good find...

Robert Salm said...

Architectural Fug.