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.
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.
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