The CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas
Object: CCTV Headquarters
Designer: Rem Koolhaas
Category: Architecture and Construction
Price: $ 1 billion+
Lust Factor: Warm
Description: This building is under construction in Beijing, and marks the centerpiece of what hopes to be a 300 tower central business district in Beijing. Rather than go into details, I’ll distill why this design is so important: It marks one of the first buildings that aim to defy gravity without overtly proclaiming it. In effect, it’s one of the first buildings that is a physical manifestation of a video game building (which can obviously be any shape it wants because it doesn’t have to follow laws of gravity).