Thursday, March 19, 2009

Prada's Transformer

Is this the TRANSFORMER 2009? I would rather like it if it can roll like a ball and become a playground without setting it up by a crane, and is this thing weather proof? Nevertheless, the idea was provoking and interesting.
"The Prada Transformer is a huge four-sided open-air building whose floor can be any one of its radically different sides. Massive cranes rotate it into place, leaving the other three to compose its ever-changing ceiling.
This isn't some neat concept, it's an actual construction, penned by Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and built by Prada with help from LG and Hyundai Motor. It's framed out of steel and covered entirely with a "smooth elastic membrane" and it will be situated in Seoul, Korea, where it will be used for concerts, fashion shows and other cultural events..."
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