Gallery: Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

What if skyscrapers could adapt and change shape almost as easily as a stack of Legos could? Kok Keong Tew & Linshou Wang explore that possibility with their design entitled the Adaptable Tower. Consisting of a steel mega frame structure with slots that can be filled in with shipping containers, the yellow, red, blue and black building was inspired by Mondrian and the Dutch De Stijl movement. Envisioned for Rotterdam, the modular tower would be almost completely adaptable over its lifetime and able to change function, density and even height if required. Click through our slideshow to check out some of the really innovative ideas that the designers have injected into the design - such as terraces that can be created simply by pushing the containers further out from the frame, a sky lobby that straddles the underground metro stop and predictions of what the tower will look like in the future.

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