Singapore to physics: ‘Screw you’

typed for your pleasure on 15 April 2007, at 10.25 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Underground library’ by Moon wiring club

Apparently the architects of Singapore like to play fast and loose with Mistress Fate. Observe:


*facepalms*

Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-storey residential high-rise. […] With 20,000m² of built floor area, the building will provide 68 high-end apartment units with panoramic views. The design strategically maneuvers within the highly regulated building environment to maximize the full potential of the site: Four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core.
taken from this site

I have to be honest — this proposed Scotts Tower looks rather fab, but it also looks like a Seventies disaster film just waiting to happen.

“THE SCOTTS TOWER CATASTROPHE”

starring

Peter Fonda

Suzanne Somers

Dick Van Dyke

Dyan Cannon

Avery Schreiber

and Gig Young as “Paddock”

© 1973 A QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION

Nice place to visit, wouldn’t want to live there, that sort of thing. There but for the grace of god go Singapore, I guess…
Also, if you recognise any of those names in the film cast, you’re too old

ta very much to KrazyQ for the tipoff

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3 have spoken to “Singapore to physics: ‘Screw you’”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    everyone could escape by rappelling!

  2. Stacy Leigh writes:

    that design is gorgeous!! I am a mid-century mod fanatic myself…

  3. Davecat writes:

    SafeT
    Rappelling? But that’s repellent!

    Stacy –
    Ahhh, I knew there was something I liked about you. 😉
    Have you clicked on ‘This was the Future’ under the Categories section over in the sidebar? When I’m not busy blabbing about Synthetiks, I’m often writing about 20th century Modern design — there’s sure to be something in there you’ll dig…

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