While serpents seem menacing in most Western cultures, Asian cultures see them as positive figures. In China, snakesand dragons often symbolize the same thing and are custodians of temples, treasure, esoteric knowledge and all lunar gods. Appropriating these meanings, the cobra-shaped tower design aims to become a symbol of resurrection for cities.
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The round base of thetower rises like a serpent’s body and extends to form an open-mouthed head, which could house a terraced restaurant or nightclub. The body itself would house offices or apartments . The diamond-shaped pattern on the back of the snake is the symbol of Yang and Yin, duality and reunification of the Sun and the Moon, male and female principles, conciliation of opposites, and androgyny. Like the snake changes its skin, the skyscraperchanges color at night.
Klyukin believes that skyscrapers are symbols of cultural progress around the world. He believes that this tower could act in the same way, while embracing the symbols that the serpent represents.
+ Vasily Klyukin
Via Daily Mail