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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:01 AM
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ONE OF THE GREATEST NEVER-BUILT BUILDINGS EVER:


the wolkenbügel
"for a new, rational architecture"
EL LISSITZKY 1925




The Wolkenbügel contradicted America's vertical building style, because the building expanded horizontally in the air to save space on the ground. Lissitzky published an article about his skyscraper project in 1926 in the only issue of the Moscow-based architectural review ASNOVA (The Association of New Architects). He wrote articles for both ASNOVA and the German art journal Das Kunstblatt in which he proposed a new "rational architecture" for East and West that would involve modern architects and "rationalized labor" joining forces with science and high technology.

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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:04 AM
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you must be joking.
these belong in the WORST proposals thread.
Uhm, well best proposals for Vegas.

And honsetly, you think these are nice, so we all have our opinions:

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Talk about Narsty.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:17 AM
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ONE OF THE GREATEST NEVER-BUILT BUILDINGS EVER:


GLASS SKYSCRAPER FOR BERLIN
MIES 1920-21

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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:21 AM
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ONE OF THE GREATEST NEVER-BUILT BUILDINGS EVER:


PLAN FOR ALEXANDERPLATZ
MIES 1928

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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:23 AM
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ONE OF THE GREATEST NEVER-BUILT BUILDINGS EVER:

FRIEDRICHSTRASSE SKYSCRAPER
MIES 1919

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Old Posted Feb 23, 2008, 7:38 AM
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ROCK
JEAN NOUVEL



*http://www.jeannouvel.com/

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^Wow - that is sweet.

Though I gotta say that it is hard to evaluate any of these proposals without knowing their programs and how they fit the needs of their clients and the requirements of the site. Still, lots of good eye candy.

The Holl tower is a nice riff on the Friedrichstrasse - good catch there, AdrianXSands.

The two Mies towers are jaw droppers.
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this is not part of the steven holl plan. this is part of the VERY underwhelming SOM plan.
I love that part of the plan.

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Crystal Island in Moscow (1476 ft)
easily the world's best proposal out there.
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crystal island is a monstrosity.
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absolutely gorgeous.
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That port Vigo tower is very impressive too.

Jean Nouvel is fast becoming one of my most admired currently active architects. His designs excellently juxtapose volumes within the buildings, without becoming flippant like some contemporaries can.
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this is my favorite "never built" skyscraper proposal of all time.



Bertrand Goldberg's original 3 tower vision for river city:


source: http://www.architechgallery.com/arch...ity_towers.jpg




this is what actually got built. it's not bad, but it's not nearly as cool as what could have been.


source: http://www.iscec.com/images/rc/rc-pic-001.jpg
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Studio Gang Architects, unbuilt proposal for the Chicago Visitor Center. The building's curtain is made up of photovoltaic cells:


http://www.studiogang.net/site/projects_b3.htm


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From the Studio/Gang website: The City of Chicago wanted to transform the façade of an existing building into the new Chicago Visitor Center. Our façade is a wind sculpture; a shimmer of glass ‘Solar Sequins’ responding to the beauty of wind patterns.The design incorporates photovoltaic cells laminated between layers of glass that are choreographed to respond to breezes. Generating enough clean and free energy to offset 51 tons of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere, the clean energy is channeled to power amenities for the building. The sequins yield 48,000 kwatts per year.....

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A new "twist" on the Ferris Wheel concept - the Shanghai Kiss (honest!) - courtesy of Alsop & Arup - looked like great fun; alas, I hear that the developer has nixed the project.


http://www.interactivearchitecture.o...anghai’.html


http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...w&upload_id=47

Something like this would be a blast on Chicago's Navy Pier.

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