High-rise Living with a Twist

-What has living come down “up” to?

We used to spend our days as a child making card houses, building buildings with Lego’s, making paper airplanes and trying to place Ken and Barbie together in one house. Now, now we’re creating these enormous sustainable apartment condos through creative, well thought-out architecture. This Stairscraper, as it is being called is the future new addition to Dubai’s skyline. It’s designed so that each floor faces a different direction and is attracted by the sun at different times of the day. It is also designed so that each floor will be an individual house with a garden, similar to suburban houses today. In other words, how great would it be to own a house above another house AND have a backyard, not even a balcony, but an actual garden!?

This mini article describes a lot about the everyday life of individuals all over the world. We can compare this new architectural design to class struggle and poverty, those who can’t afford living in these high-rise innovative creations. The images are also portraying the Stairscraper to be a design structured in our very own city, in Central Park itself. If that were true, imagine the class of people who would afford such a living? Imagine those people who would simply be looking at it from across the street and those people who would be glaring outside through it’s glass windows? Living as we know it is being enhanced to many degrees. Think about it. How would you like to live in one of these high-rise apartment condos/suburban house-like structures with backyards and gardens? Would this change your way of living? Your reason to go out to a park perhaps or a botanical garden? How would you like to weed your garden 20 stories high?

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3 responses

  1. McLovin says:

    I don’t think I would live there; living in Manhattan costs an arm and a leg, and it doesn’t look very safe from what I have seen. But being able to provide a garden/yard for everyone living in the building is great though. I imagine that you have to pay more depending on what time the sun actually hit your apartment, in other words, I think a apartment that go sunlight at 6:00 am would costmore than one that gets sunlight at 6:30 am. I’m assuming the interval here, but you get what I’m saying.

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow! That looks so cool but yet so awkward at the same time. I think the idea of it is great for people who are into the new crazy ideas that involves innovation. I think I would still rather stick with the old fashioned privately owned house with a ‘real’ backyard. Perhaps, if I was rich and could afford a house AND a spot in that stairscraper, it would be awesome to live in a innovative apartment like that. I can imagine the entire building having a party outside on new years. Pretty awesome actually.

  3. This reminds me of some apartment buildings that have actual parks on top or designated floors. It’s crazy… we have BBQ and wine parties there and we do see a big portion of the city from above. It’s almost subreal… very cool idea to implement considering we dont have enough green space in NYC!