Monday, 14 June 2010
The Stone Towers by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled plans for an office and retail development called The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt. Ancient Egyptian stonework incorporates a vast array of patterns and textures that, when illuminated by the intense sunlight of the region, creates animated displays of light and shadow. The effect is powerful, direct and inspiring. The facades on the North and South elevations of each building within Stone Towers adopts a rich vocabulary of alternating protrusions, recesses and voids to enhance the deep reveal shadow lines that accentuate the curvatures of each building within the development and animate the project throughout the day.