I Love Modern Architecture – The Three Graces: Dubai


Historically in art, The Three Graces have been viewed as a symbol of lasting unity that represent joy, beauty and charm. NOX | Lars Spuybroek has designed a family of towers called The Three Graces in Dubai which emulates that very dynamic. The family of towers, which are currently in progress, will be interconnected by a footbridge that will reduce footprints on the piers. The symbolism of unity will make The Three Graces appear as a gate to the harbor on which it is situated.

Inspired by the famous Firth-of-Forth Bridge in Scotland, the three towers are constructed from one load-bearing skin which is geometrically based on small oceanic creatures called ‘radiolaria'. One meter behind the skin, there is a glass-mullion which acts as structural element dividing adjacent windows. The towers' climates can be regulated by a mixture of both natural and artificial ventilation. Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.







NOX | Lars Spuybroek: Website
Courtesy of Designboom

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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