“Decades ago, [architect John] Portman never envisioned his buildings as dystopian fortresses or imagined Hollywood actors rappelling down his skyscrapers.” But Atlanta has become a popular filming location, and Portman and his neo-futuristic buildings are an important reason why.
While some architects are out to create lofty skyscrapers, Polish firm Centrala is shooting for the world's narrowest home. The house will be wedged between two larger buildings, and will sit just 133 centimeters at its widest spot.
The Jewish community in Poland wants to build a sail-shaped skyscraper like this one, from Japan. The planned building will tower over the old Warsaw ghetto as a monument to green self-sufficiency. The skyscraper (artist renderings in gallery after the jump) would use its voluptuous curves to generate enough wind…