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MAD Architects, Absolute Towers, Canada

The Chinese architecture firm MAD has completed the Absolute Towers after six long years of planning and construction.
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Located in the city of Mississauga in Ontario, the two towers stand at about 492 and 557 feet, respectively. Apartments are located on each oval-shaped floor and the levels are rotated gradually to give the towers that unique curvy outline.
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Here’s MAD founder Ma Yansong on the Absolute Towers: 

Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
The concept of the tower at the beginning was very simple. We just wanted to make something organic but different, more natural and more soft and not something too strong that would remind people of money or power. Lots of cities like this are happening in China, just repeating the modern urban typology and always making square towers. We were thinking; how about reversing that? So we don’t treat architecture as a product, or an artificial volume or space. It’s more like a landscape. 

Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
Future Architecture | Absolute Towers by MAD Architects Canada | Photo by MAD Architects
For more details and stunning pictures on this project, visit Dezeen

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