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Glitchy Gargoyle Skyscrapers

The Khaleesi Skyscraper Features Glitch-Style Gargoyle Arrangements

— December 12, 2015 — Art & Design
The Khaleesi is an ultra-tall and ultra-psychedelic skyscraper that is being mooted for New York City.

There are some pretty trippy-looking skyscrapers out there, but the Khaleesi will look like something out of an Escher painting. Developed by Mark Foster Gage, architect and assistant dean of the Yale School of Architecture, the Khaleesi will be decorated with gargoyle-like shapes made of limestone-tinted panels which will sheathe the facade, giving it an extremely glitchy and Art Deco sort of appearance. Ultimately, the building features a design that appears to skip more than a generation in one fell swoop, and has a look and feel that make it belong in the year 3015 if anything.

This building looks so audacious that it seems nearly implausible, but this is exactly what makes it such a great fit for New York City.




Trend Themes
1. Glitchy Skyscraper Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring new architectural aesthetics that merge glitch art and traditional design principles.
2. Psychedelic Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating buildings that challenge traditional perceptions of space and form, incorporating bold and unconventional visual elements.
3. Futuristic Building Designs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Pushing the boundaries of architectural imagination to create structures that evoke a sense of the future and captivate the public's attention.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embracing innovative design concepts and materials to redefine the look and functionality of buildings.
2. Construction - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating advanced construction techniques and materials to bring unique and unconventional architectural visions to life.
3. Real Estate - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Investing in iconic architectural projects that offer a distinctive aesthetic appeal and differentiate from traditional properties.
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