Cybertecture brings you another marvel, The Shuffle Tower in Dubai, set to open in 2010. The tower is a mixed use development designed on the "shuffling" of music on a MP3 player. Set on the Dubai waterfront, the 9-story residential building is part of a combined site of six connected plots.
It winds it's way through a parking level, within the podium, with restaurants areas and retail spaces on large floor plates. What is really impressive is the whole building is mechanically jacked which allows the twisting angle between the towers to "shuffle" like in an mp3, and change over time. Residents will enjoy different views over the seasons. Wow it's like your home is an amusement ride.
Tinsiders notes, "Three key elements of built forms are stack and juxtaposed to each other to create a matrix of buildings. The top element is a 129-metre residential tower whilst the middle element is a 69-metre office tower. Sharing the ocean view, both towers have high efficiency with a total of 35 floors. The lower element is a retail mall that connects the above elements. Between these forms are sky gardens and platforms that create a series of communal sky facilities floating above the beach."