LAD Architecture has been commissioned to build 'The Stealth' shopping plaza in Rome, which will look like a Mastaba, or in other words an ancient Egyptian temple.
The design is slanted on the sides and comes up to form a flat roof. For the materials used, the facade is covered in a titanium metal, giving the building an air of mystery. This material used combined with the shape allows the structure to live up to its name, as it could be a piece of architecture from a spy movie. However, the only spying that will be done in here are those that are on the hunt for the best deals.
To access the building, people must enter through panels that lift upwards, which is quite an unconventional method of entering a shopping center.
Photo Credits: designboom, lad.roma.it
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