Saturday, December 13, 2008

WTF?

A seemingly random stack of glass apartment blocks...

Except that one family owns and lives in all of these, and I'm pretty sure the structural and mechanical engineers insisted that the columns, framing system, and HVAC system (not to mention stairs and elevator) have SOME kind of order and sense to them.

And just in case you were wondering -- yes, this is real. Wow, check out all the decks!

6 Comments:

Blogger BadgerLand said...

This looks like the guy who designed the building took off his glasses when he was finalizing the drawings. Pretty darn ugly in my opinion.

6:58 AM, December 14, 2008  
Blogger WheelDancer said...

Being a rabid fan of structured chaos, I love this! I would guess this may be what Charles Mingus would have designed if he were an architect rather than a jazz composer.

10:16 AM, December 14, 2008  
Blogger Kin said...

Jenga!

5:31 PM, December 14, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...

LOL! Good one, Kin. Fun game.

Had a prof in college who was fond of saying that ugly was just another word for unfamiliar.

And: Structured chaos? What a great phrase... and concept.

6:22 PM, December 14, 2008  
Blogger Company XO said...

Where is it located Howard?

I see the bridge in the background but can not make out the area.

TX Yankee

7:38 AM, December 17, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...

I believe it's in Hong Kong, and am trying to track it down again.

9:49 AM, December 17, 2008  

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