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Apocalypse
12-09-2011, 04:29 PM
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/external?http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dezeen.com%2F2011%2F12%2 F08%2Fthe-cloud-by-mvrdv%2F (http://www.dezeen.com/?p=179513)


Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center

The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks.


http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/12/dezeen_The-Cloud-by-MVRDV_1.jpg (http://www.dezeen.com/?p=179513)










http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2011/12/dezeen_The-Cloud-by-MVRDV_10a.jpg

http://consulting4architects.com/2011/12/09/proposed-s-korean-towers-resemble-exploding-world-trade-center/

THE Gypsy
12-09-2011, 05:02 PM
I saw this on Gizmodo. Kept thinking...Somebody's joking, right?

...From higher angles the ten story tall pixelated cloud structure that connects the two 850+ foot towers certainly looks more whimsical, as I'm sure the architects at MVRDV intended it to be. But most people will be viewing it looking up from ground level. And I'm afraid from that angle it's very reminiscent of the images and events that were seen around the entire world that day.

http://gizmodo.com/5866284/what-the-hell-were-these-architects-thinking

Arroyo_Doble
12-09-2011, 05:44 PM
It reminds me of Prince Charles' criticism of the Brutalists:


"You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe. When it knocked down our buildings, it didn't replace them with anything more offensive than rubble."


Looks like Europe is exporting Brutalism.

That is truly ugly.

Odysseus
12-09-2011, 07:34 PM
It looks like the architect's printer had a glitch in the buffer halfway through the print job.

Articulate_Ape
12-10-2011, 04:39 PM
It looks like the architect's printer had a glitch in the buffer halfway through the print job.

No shit. Whatever the design is based on, they are ugly as hell.

Odysseus
12-11-2011, 11:17 PM
No shit. Whatever the design is based on, they are ugly as hell.

The North Koreans and Chinese did less damage to the Seoul skyline than the architects of that monstrosity will.