Posts Tagged ‘David Fisher’

Video of the Week X: The first World Dynamic Architecture in DuBai project

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Rubik’s Cube anyone? It is a bit hard to really say much about this, except point out that it is serious – I’ll never scoff at another student project again… The overblown rhetoric implied in the opening musical score ‘borrowed’ from 2001: A Space Odyssey is truly fantastic – like the mysterious black monolith that appears in the film the Dynamic Tower (the world’s first btw) rises before us in full dawning glory. However, while the film monolith inspired prehistoric man to discover the use of weapon for organized acts of brutal violence, no such promise is implied by the dynamic tower, just endless rotations, with no hint of ‘why’ (I just hope that the animated rotations are not indicating real time rotating speeds…).

My favourite part is where the shift from conventional wind turbine to horizontal-interfloor-blades is graphically represented in what looks to be a rather macabre acident. Don’t show the Makara residents (Makarians? Makarites? Makaroni?) – the safety implications raised by this particular animation could just add more fuel to their non-wind-generated-energy fire…