Gallery: Qatar Sprouts a Towering Cactus Skyscraper


The Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture (MMAA) in Qatar is getting a brand new office building that takes the form of a towering cactus. Designed by Bangkok-based Aesthetics Architects, the modern office and adjoining botanical dome take cues from cacti and the way that they successfully survive in hot, dry environments.

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  1. Buildings for the Futur... September 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    […] Humans tend to find the quickest and most effective solutions through taking inspiration from nature.  Architects working in hotter countries already started to build this into their design. […]

  2. Leigh February 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    The Gherkin and now the Cactus, what next?? We are working on The Red Palace, Saudi.
    Any Suggestions?
    BTY I love you your blog, just happen to come across In habitat and now can’t get off it, great and inspiring news, thanks

  3. Leigh Tinkler February 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

    The Gherkin and now a Catus, pretty impressive though. We are working on The Red Palace, Saudi Arabia, check it out:
    Any suggestions??

  4. lazyreader February 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I could make a dildo joke right now, but it’s to early in the morning.

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