MAD architects: absolute towers under construction
MAD architects: absolute towers   under construction MAD architects: absolute towers   under construction
jun 10, 2010

MAD architects: absolute towers under construction

construction of the ‘absolute towers’ by MAD architects image courtesy MAD architects

the ‘absolute towers’ by MAD architects is currently under construction, due to be complete in 2011. also nicknamed marilyn monroe by the locals, the project was the firm’s first international winning project back in 2006, giving them worldwide attention.

construction of the ‘absolute towers’ image courtesy MAD architects

located in mississauga, a suburb of toronto, canada the towers will be a landmark for the area. the building is more than just a functional machine: it responds to the significance of being located at the junction of two main streets, elegantly bearing its status and acting as a gateway to the city beyond.

construction nearing completion image courtesy MAD architects

the windows being added to the facade image courtesy MAD architects

despite its landmark status, the emphasis is not solely on height. MAD’s design features a continuous balcony that surrounds the whole building, eliminating the vertical barriers traditionally used in high rise architecture. the entire building rotates by different degrees at different levels, corresponding with the surrounding scenery. their aim is to provide 360 degree views for each residential unit, and to get city dwellers in touch with the natural elements and reawaken their appreciation of nature.

construction in progress

the beginning processes of construction image courtesy MAD architects

model of the ‘absolute towers’ in MAD’s headquarters in beijing image © designboom

model of the ‘absolute towers’ in MAD’s headquarters in beijing image © designboom

model detail of the ‘absolute towers’

how the ‘absolute towers’ will look once complete

how the ‘absolute towers’ will look once complete

rendering of ‘absolute towers’

rendering of ‘absolute towers’  at night

project info: year won 2006 location: mississauga, toronto, canada typology: residential apartments tower a: 45,000 sqm, 56 stories/ 170 m tower b: 40,000 sqm, 50 stories/ 150 m status: under construction associate architects: burka architects inc. structural engineer: sigmund, soudack & associates inc. mechanical engineer: ece group electrical engineer: ece group landscape architect: nak design interior designer: esqape design

  • Very sexy architecture! Really like this.

    World Man About Town says:
  • should find better landscape architect……’s just bad no matter how “great” the towers are, the eviorment is sad……

    architect says:
  • @architect
    what landscape???

    michael says:
  • did they become fat?

    diet says:
  • Sensual design, pity about the surroundings d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • i agree the context its sad & bored, this tower “sould” be somewhere else with a nicer sorroundin

    eliud says:

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