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MVRDV: Living in the Cloud

New project by MVRDV architectsAll images: MVRDV

There are probably not many who managed to miss hearing about 'the cloud' in an IT context last year. It seems the buzz word has now found a new domain: it is used to describe a new residential tower design – a modern kind of 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'.

The twin towers, which will be built in Seoul, were presented by the Rotterdam-based architects MVRDV two weeks ago. At the level of the 27th floor, the taller tower with a height of 300 m as well as the smaller one with 260 m, extend outwards with a 10-floor-tall volume connecting the two towers like a central pixelated cloud.

The Cloud will be accessible by means of special express elevators and offer a sky lounge, cafés, restaurants, a conference centre, fitness and wellness studios on an area of 14,000 m², with pools and gardens on the terraces.

 

The apartments range from 80 m² to 260 m², some of them with double height ceilings, patios and gardens. The towers are expected to be completed in 2015.

New skyscrapers by MVRDV architects in SeoulNew residential tower design by MVRDV architectsPublic space around twin towers in SeoulTerrace at Skyscraper by MVRDV architectsInterior of Twin Towers in SeoulTwin Towers by Rotterdam-based architects MVRDV Interior of The CloudPublic space at The Cloud

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