Peculiar Buildings: Past, Present and Future


Charles-François Ribart’s unrealized plans for an elephant shaped building, complete with air-conditioning and furniture that could fold into the walls. The building was to be constructed where the Arc de Triomphe now stands.

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Believed to be the world’s tallest wooden house, much of Russian gangster Nikolai Sutyagin’s towering 144ft high structure, resembling a strange Japanese pagoda, was constructed himself.

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And, this housing complex with suspended towers, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA and slated to be built in congested downtown Singapore, aims to achieve a minimal footprint, leaving plenty of breathing room on the ground level.

Posted by: Chris Z


One response to “Peculiar Buildings: Past, Present and Future

  1. They should float this down the Singapore River.

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