Sunday, August 30, 2009

Skyscrapers coming down

In modern architecture there is a kind of trend – at least it seems so to me – to construct buildings which look like ruins or remind of destruction. I don’t know if that is a reaction to the destruction of the World Trade Center or if it is only a kind of postmodern joke playing with its own hubris.

One of the best examples is the MahaNakhon tower, which shall be build in Bangkok. The project is headed by Ole Scheeren, one of the leading architects of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and also the lead architect on Beijing’s CCTV headquarters.

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