Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Architectural Moment of Zen: Shape-Shifting Skyscraper

Italian architect Dr. David Fischer envisions the world’s first “building in motion” — an amorphous, shape-shifting skyscraper, with each floor capable of rotating independently.

Fischer says the buildings also double as power generators: wind turbines on every floor will provide power. “Wind has a very negative affect on skyscrapers we all know. So I say ‘why do we want to fight the wind?’ Why don’t we use the wind, to our own benefit?”