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Old June 8th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Complicated design with simple solutions

We need your comments on our design for this tower
It is 60 storey
Designed by an Egyptian team
Also do you have any comments or suggestions for the structure system





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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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Looks very nice
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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more than just awesome!!!

I just fell in love
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Old June 8th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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It is ugly as hell.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #5
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Beautiful.

Where is going to be built?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #6
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A bit scary.
I think the structure is too "external", I would prefer the turning sides to have less asperities, rather like "Torso Malmo". Or at least display some kind of material more inviting than what looks like a thick concrete backbone sculpture.
To me the problem is that too many small details (the 1 floor high balconies on each side of the building) make the eye concentrate on small details rather than appreciate the global shape which is really nice. That makes the building look bigger, but a bit scary to me because my eye is lost.
To me, a better way to drive the eye vertically on the structure (especially on the sides) would be covering partially the openings the sides of the buiding with brilliant glass (sorry for the balconies, at least some of them), that would draw silver vertical 10m wide bands on the sides going upward, underlining the vertical torsade.
Maybe this sound like a a boring glassy compromise, but I think this building can afford it.
On the sides of the building, I don't like :
the fact that the huge window has a very heavy concrete frame, that is advanded before the rest of the facade by an ugly meter.
the small concrete structures on the balconies every two floors (there are three columns of them on each facade). From far away they look like cheap air conditionning devices, not very great. If I had to choose the design I would drop these and put the glass structure I was talking about between each of these structures(so there would be two wide glassy bands on each side of the building). But I don't know how functionnal is that in a hot climate construction.
Otherwise, such concrete complexes were built in France in the 60's, and were then attacked for damaging the coastline. Now I think that in the third picture, there should be some tree and less concrete visible from the beach, at least a few palm trees would make this look less mineral, and the mixed use of natural material would make this look a bit less like an alien spaceship lost on the shore!!
In the end, this construction reminds me of an amonite shell structure, but all thes wite panels seem too wide, thick and profound to make it look as light. So this is why I think a facade with less details -that would look smaller in comparison- would make this construction more attractive.
(I am a fan of Mies Van der Rohe and Calatrava, so I much prefer facades that look light).
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Old June 8th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #7
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i feel it ...
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Old June 8th, 2005, 11:53 PM   #8
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That's amazing...speechless BUILD IT NOW
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Old June 9th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #9
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that is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers i have ever seen. my only complaint is with those thick giant window boxes in the 1st pic, get rid of them. but i have to dissagree with Grygry though (i have a thing for structual elements) and keep the balconies - all of them.

you know i wouldn't mind working for your company are they hireing?
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Old June 10th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #10
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nice!!!!
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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #11
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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #12
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Very modern! I like it! I supose that it will feature a steel structure, or maybe concrete core with steel beam frame.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 07:34 AM   #13
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Nice but the spire is crappy looking looks like some of it fell off
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #14
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i hated it. it looks too pretentious and yet doesn’t say anything. i don’t see any concept there. why is it twisted? why did you lost so much precious space by twisting it? why complicating your life? why giving a headache to surveyors and civil engineers with unnecessary torsion calculations? calatrava did it so please we are fed up of torsion! looks like architectural pornography

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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:11 AM   #15
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beatiful!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #16
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Absolutely stunning. Poor engineers.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:56 AM   #17
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Unique & scary!
Where is going to be built? and is it a residential or commercial tower?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #18
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I like the design.

But can't see clearly what's on the top.
Why not merging those two tops into 1?
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Old June 12th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #19
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I like everything except that squarish windowish part on the sides.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 07:41 AM   #20
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WOOOW!!!

I worship you now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



omg u guys rule!

i beleive that there is a reason for all this complex design hopefully cuz ur experts otherwise it would be a waste of money. (but still an original design)
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