These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

We live in the age of the twisty, twirly, spun-up skyscraper. From the pages of conceptual architectural journals, to the streets of many cities, these eye-boggling wonders look like some of the most futuristic buildings in the world. Here is a gallery of the most insane sky-twisters.

Absolute Towers by MAD Architects in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 2012

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via ArchDaily)

The 623 ft. (190 m) high Turning Torso, designed by Santiago Calatrava in Malmö, Sweden, 2005

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Most Beautiful Pages)

The 558 ft (170 m) high, 36-story educational facility named Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, designed by Nikken Sekkei in Nagoya, Japan, 2008

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(via Kansai Explorer and s.yume)

The second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, the 870 ft. (265 m) high 76-story 8 Spruce Street (also known as the Beekman Tower) by Frank Gehry in Lower Manhattan, New York City, 2011

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Beyond My Ken)

The 716 ft (218.2 m) high Al Tijaria Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, designed by Al Jazera Consultants, completed in 2009

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via SanforaQ8)

The 52-story and 490 ft. (149 m) tall Beach and Howe St., by BIG Architects, Vancouver, Canada. The development has been approved by the City Council two weeks ago, so the construction will begin in the next few months.

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(via VanCity Buzz)

The planned 300 m (984 ft) tall Tour Phare or Phare Tower with 71 floors by Thom Mayne (Morphosis) in Paris, France

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Morphopedia)

Scala Tower, by BIG in Copenhagen, Denmark

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via BIG and Archicentral)

Reflection at Keppel Bay by Daniel Libeskind in Keppel Bay, Singapore, 2011

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the SkyscraperThese Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the SkyscraperThese Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Dezeen and Daniel Libeskind)

The 41-story high Dancing Towers, a trio of residential buildings by Studio Daniel Liebeskind in Seoul, South Korea

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the SkyscraperThese Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via e-Architect)

The Agora Garden, a plant-covered apartment block by Vincent Callebaut in Taipei, Taiwan, under construction

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the SkyscraperThese Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Designboom)

The 52-storey, 797 ft. (243 m) high The F&F Tower (previously known as the Revolution Tower) by Pinzón Lozano & Asociados, Panama City, Panama, completed in 2011

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(via Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz and Alexander Shafir)

Green8, a concept of a skyscraper in Berlin, by Peter Sandhaus and Agnieszka Preibisz, 2013

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Inhabitat)

The 1004 ft (306 m) high Cayan Tower (previously known as the Infinity Tower), designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SOM in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2013

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These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Floornature)

The 255 m (837 ft) high Evolution Tower or the City Palace Tower, designed by Karen Forbes and Tony Kettle, still under construction in Moscow, Russia

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The 577 ft (176 m) high Avaz Twist Tower, by Faruk Kapidžić in Sarajevo, 2008

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Brian Eager and Julian Nitzsche)

The Grove at Grand Bay, by BIG Architects in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, now under construction, will open in 2014

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via Grove at Grand Bay and ArchDaily)

The Gehry Tower by Frank Gehry, a nine-story stainless steel building in Hannover, Germany, opened in 2001

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via mompl and harry_nl)

Raffles City by UNStudio in Hangzhou, China, 2008-2014

These Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the SkyscraperThese Skytwisters Are the 21st Century's Answer to the Skyscraper

(via UN Studio and OpenBuildings)