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LEGO-Style Buildings

The Adaptable Tower Changes Structure as Easily as LEGO

— September 18, 2010 — Art & Design
The Adaptable Tower changes structure and shape as easily as building with LEGO pieces.

Kok Keong Tew and Linshou Wang designed the Adaptable Tower to recreate how often skyscrapers could change their look. With a steel mega frame structure, the skyscraper features slots that can be filled in with shipping containers in yellow, red, blue and black. The building can change in function, density and even height. The designers have gone on to recreate other parts such as terraces by simply pushing the containers further out from the frames. It's LEGO -- but in real life!
Trend Themes
1. Adaptable Architecture - The Adaptable Tower highlights the trend of flexible and modular architectural designs, allowing for easy and customizable changes in structure.
2. Container-based Construction - The use of shipping containers as building blocks in the Adaptable Tower showcases the trend of repurposing and integrating sustainable materials in construction projects.
3. Dynamic Skyscrapers - The concept of a skyscraper that can change its function, density, and height presents an emerging trend in futuristic and adaptable urban architecture.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - The Adaptable Tower opens up opportunities for architects and designers to explore more flexible and customizable approaches to building structures.
2. Construction and Engineering - The use of shipping containers as modular building blocks in the Adaptable Tower offers transformative opportunities for the construction industry in terms of efficiency, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
3. Real Estate and Property Development - The introduction of dynamic and adaptable skyscrapers like the Adaptable Tower presents new possibilities for real estate developers to create more versatile and appealing properties that can adapt to changing market demands.
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