OLE SCHEEREN

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Büro Ole Scheeren, Ger­many At 1,031 feet high, Ma­haNakhon Tower claims the crown for Thai­land’s tallest build­ing. “Ma­haNakhon is a vi­sion of a tower that is very much about process—about be­com­ing and de­vel­op­ing,” ex­plains Ole Scheeren, prin­ci­pal of the Büro Ole Scheeren Group re­spon­si­ble for this metropoli­tan sky­scraper. See­ing the beauty of his de­signs as an el­e­ment of di­a­logue and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Scheeren in­sists that en­gage­ment with the place is very im­por­tant. “You not only need knowl­edge of the place, you also have to imag­ine how peo­ple would feel in the build­ing. You have to imag­ine things that are not there and con­sider things that are.” Push­ing bound­aries with iconic build­ings across Asia, you ei­ther love or hate his quirky de­signs. “Per­haps, be­ing beau­ti­ful is not to be spe­cial, but to be sim­ple. Take some­thing sim­ple and ex­per­i­ment with it.”

Ma­haNakhon Tower’s pix­e­lated façade as­sumes a square prism

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