Gallery: Seoul’s New Solar-Powered GT Tower Boasts a Mind-Bending Wavy ...

No need to adjust your monitor — this newly completed tower in Seoul, South Korea is the wavy vision of Dutch architecture firm ArchitectenConsort. The incredible skyscraper was inspired by the delicate forms of Korean pottery, whose undulating shapes are
 
No need to adjust your monitor — this newly completed tower in Seoul, South Korea is the wavy vision of Dutch architecture firm ArchitectenConsort. The incredible skyscraper was inspired by the delicate forms of Korean pottery, whose undulating shapes are now writ large on the Seoul skyline. A high-performance glass skin, solar-electric panels, and natural ventilation round out the tower's green profile, and the building was also designed to scale to its occupants with an adaptive floor plan and offset entrances that don't overwhelm the street it resides on.

The undulating facade of the 54,000 square foot meter tower is certainly a show stopper. Measuring 48 meters each, the waves are further emphasized by the building’s glass curtain wall and vertical window frames. The width of the floors tapers at the very edge to connect and further emphasize the verticality of the glass columns. The organic effect is most evident from the street, where it works to soften the quality of the skyscraper’s mass.

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  1. Michael Schumacher February 5, 2012 at 12:51 am

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  2. top-it May 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Ineresting design, but what’s going on with that bus in the middle foreground which only has a front?

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