Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers

Source: Inhabitat

Scholastic architecture doesn’t get much better than these stunning Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers in Nagoya, Japan. The shimmering towers corkscrew 36 stories [170 m] above the busy streets of Nagoya, Japan, and house educational facilities for three different disciplines in three tapered ‘wings’ - fashion design, computer programming and a medical support. Architectural group Nikken Sekkei included a host of ecological features in the towers including a double-glassed air flow window system and a natural air ventilation system.

That would be a really fun building to work in. I wonder if the inside also has funny angles so that you get lost getting from on corner to the next. No buildings like this here in Calgary. It's all just plain conventional.

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