Netherlands-based architectural firm MVRDV recently revealed their controversial design for The Cloud, a new pair of residential skyscrapers to be built in Seoul, South Korea. The idea is based around two towers, one reaching 853 ft into the air while the other rising 984 ft. These towers are then connected at the 27th floor by a pixelated cloud that takes up 10 floors on each side and features restaurants, gyms, cafes, conference rooms, gardens and a lounge area.
By now you may have been able to guess why this design has caused quite the stir. With its similarities to the 9/11 Twin Towers attack, many have expressed their outrage against the proposed building. MVRDV has released an apology on their site for anyone they may have been offended and says that “the design inspiration of The Cloud is visualized in the first image on our website, a cloud covering the centre of the Skyscraper.” So far MVRDV is carrying through with the construction and an estimated completion date is somewhere in 2015.