Twisted skyscrapers

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Cayan Tower by SOM

Following our story on SOM's contorted Cayan Tower in Dubai, here's a roundup of twisted skyscrapers from the Dezeen archives.

The Grove at Grand Bay by BIG
The Grove at Grand Bay by BIG

Danish firm BIG are behind a few of the twisted buildings on Dezeen. The most recent is The Grove at Grand Bay, a 20-storey residential development for Miami.

Absolute Towers by MAD
Absolute Towers by MAD

These curvaceous twisting skyscrapers by Beijing firm MAD in Mississauga, Canada, have been dubbed the "Marylyn Monroe towers" by local residents.

Dancing Towers by Studio Daniel Libeskind
Dancing Towers by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind says the three Dancing Towers he's designed as part of his Yongsan International Business District masterplan for Seoul are inspired by the movements of a Korean Buddhist dance.

Beach and Howe St. by BIG
Beach and Howe St. by BIG

More from BIG: this time the 150-metre-high Beach and Howe St. skyscraper for downtown Vancouver that turns away from the adjacent motorway flyover.

Huntingdon Estate by AL_A
Huntingdon Estate by AL_A

This twisted residential tower clad in zinc-coated steel is part of the Huntingdon Estate mixed use development proposal in Shoreditch, London, by AL_A.

Raffles City Hangzhou by UNStudio
Raffles City Hangzhou by UNStudio

UNStudio's 60-storey Raffles City Hangzhou building with two twisting towers near the Qiantang River in China is due for completion next year.

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  • http://twitter.com/corsamoriana @corsamoriana

    You forgot the Turning Torso by Santiago Calatrava.

  • HariHari

    Silly, silly structures pretending to be architecture. I blame this crap on clowns like Daniel Libeskind who started the trend of creating stupidly shaped forms to hide the total absence of intellectual rigor in his work.

  • Zeeman

    Hari Hari, you sound intellectually rigorous. What’s wrong with the twist modifier Looks fully sick.

  • sr.architect.42

    HariHari you have so much to learn. And yeah, how could you forget the Turning Torso? I expected it to be the first one you would list.

  • peace

    And you missed the twisted tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.