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A Building That Makes Me Sick Just Looking At It: The Dynamic Rotating Tower in Dubai

Italian Architect David Fisher's latest building in Dubai makes me sick. Not because it's unattractive, but because it actually rotates. And I have severe motion sickness. Dramamine needs aside, The Dynamic Rotating Tower is no longer a potential project; it's begun construction and is soon to be a reality.

above: Architect David Fisher and his Dynamic Tower

With such wild land developments as The World shaped private islands, the Palm and ambitious unusual architecture like The Burj Al Arab luxury hotel, Dubai is fast becoming a looky loo's paradise of building and architecture design design.

The latest addition is the Dynamic Rotating Tower by David Fisher. It's the first rotating skyscraper to be self powered and completely prefabricated.

Rotating Tower Dubai Development Ltd headed by the Dynamic Group, announced the opening on June 24 of the reservations list for the first Dynamic Tower in Dubai.
Click here to put your name on the reservation list.

The company has also revealed the design and floor plans of the rotating building which will have 80 floors and be 420 meters (1,380 feet) tall.

Apartments will range in size from 124 square meters (1,334 SF), to Villas of 1,200 SM (12,916 SF) complete with a parking space inside the apartment.

Each floor rotates independently to create a building that constantly changes shape, resulting in a unique and ever evolving architectural structure.

The Dynamic Tower is environmentally friendly, with the ability to generate electricity for itself as well as other buildings nearby making it the first building designed to be self-powered, it achieves this feat with wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor.

Above: An 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor, making it a true green power plant.

Each floor will rotate independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and forever evolving shape.

The Dynamic Tower will continually reshape, allowing the sun to both rise and set from the same view. The buildings can also be adjusted to the season, the weather, or to capture a special moment.

Luxury penthouse villas, which will be over 1,000 square meters (11,000 square feet), will be completely custom-made to fulfill individual buyer's personal needs, they will also include an indoor swimming pool, voice activated features, demotic control systems, built in phone system and any other special desire, all custom made.

Above: Bathrooms will be pre-assembled at the Leonardo da Vinci factory in Italy, part of the Dynamic Group and will include precious Italian marble, a sauna, a Turkish bath, chromatography and sound therapy.

Above: Villa's residents have the possibility to drive directly into the building where a special elevator will take their car to their floor and park at the entrance to their Villa.

In addition to the ever changing views, the Dynamic Tower will offer a voice activated control system, state-of-the-art design details, high quality Italian made finishing, sophisticated electronic devices.

Want an apartment in this building? click here to put your name on the reservation list.

Dr. Fisher also announced that the second Dynamic Tower planned for Moscow is now in the advanced design phase, with preassembling of the units to start soon and completion scheduled for 2010. The developer is the Mirax Group, headed by leading international developer Sergei Polonsky, The Moscow tower, which will have 70 floors and be 400 meters (1,310 feet) tall, will be located in Moscow City area, the new prestigious part of the Russian capital.

Above: Moscow's Rotating Tower

“Our intention is to build the third Rotating Skyscraper in New York,” Dr. Fisher stated. “Additional Dynamic Towers will be built around the world, following an expression of interest from developers, governments, and public officials to construct a Dynamic Tower in Canada, Germany, Italy, Korea and Switzerland”.

Each Dynamic Tower throughout the world will be unique, becoming an iconic structure wherever it's built, together the Dynamic Towers will represent an era of a new architecture that will change the look of our cities and herald a new era of Dynamic Living.

learn all about it here.

Even better, to see the building in motion, go here.

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