Dancing

Dancing Dragons by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.

Dancing Dragons by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.

The american architecture cabinet Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill presented this month the plans for a magnificient double towers called Dancing Dragons. They will be placed in the business district of Yongsan International in Seoul – South Korea. Dancing Dragons are a pair of landmark supertall mixed-use towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core.  The design aesthetic is highly contemporary yet informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture. The mini-towers feature a dramatic series of diagonal massing cuts that create living spaces that float beyond the structure. This recalls the eaves of traditional Korean pagodas–a design theme echoed both in the geometry of the building skin and the jutting canopies at the towers’ base. The theme is extended in the building skin, which suggests the scales…