Architect Designs an Ethereal Tower of 99 Floating Islands

Fujimoto Architects managed to design a tower with 99 incredible floating islands that soar about 880 feet above the water. The design, in particular, was completed as part of Qianhai’s New City Center Landmark competition for a new monument on Shenzhen’s Qianhai Bay. The tower appears thus almost like a freestanding, cylindrical water fountain. In addition, its uppermost plane serves as a viewing platform. In other words, it looks as a three-dimensional exhibition space with enough room for both a restaurant and cafe.

Depending on how the project is viewed, the designers consider it as both a massive tower and as a series of connected islands. This hybrid approach is part of the design firm’s study of what a tower looks like. “Being one and many simultaneously, it symbolizes the future of societies in the age of diversity,” describes Fujimoto.

Since the judges did not select a first-place winner for the competition, Fujimoto’s second-place design is the highest-ranking proposal for the new monument. Henceforth, take a look of Sou Fujimoto’s ethereal tower in pictures shown below.

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1. The upper deck works as an exhibition space.

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2. The futuristic structure will be built to seem like it is floating mid-air.

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3. Resembling a cloud of spraying waters, the project recalls fictional depictions of the aerial cities of a future world.

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4. Inside the tower, tourists can view the bay from below and rise to 268-meters above sea level.

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5. Besides this, a three-dimensional exhibition space gives tourists space to enjoy all the amenities the new tower has to offer.

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7. From afar, the new tower looks like a freestanding, cylindrical water fountain.

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8. A centralized core supports the tower while a peripherally located steel truss system and additional Kevlar tension cables stabilize it.

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9. The upper viewing area is meant to appeal to tourists and residents alike as a social hub where new views of the city can be accessed.

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Architect Designs Hotel in Norway With a Glass Swimming Pool Suspended in Mid-air

Usually, the main aim of hotels is to provide a comfortable accommodation, offering safety and relaxing spaces for travelers. However, there are also unique hotels made to give guests a thrilling experience rather than just a relaxing stay. And if you wonder which one you would rather go for, it all depends on your personality type and spirit energy.

Turkish Hayri Atak Studio is the designer of the proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway. The hotel, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, has become a popular tourist attraction. Such hotel features a swimming pool with a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face. It features three levels of guest rooms and two observation decks, one at the top of the cliff and one at the bottom – alongside the swimming pool. The first of its kind, this swimming pool can be placed on top of a 55-storey luxury hotel!

Simply scroll down, and enjoy the views of this gorgeous hotel. Also, remember to upvote your favorite view!

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