The Big Bend

Gotta love the absurdity of oiio's The Big Bend, a none-too-serious proposal for "the longest building in the world" that happens to look like a synthesis of Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue and a croquet wicket.

[Image: oiio]

I'm reminded of Greg Lynn's Stranded Sears Tower, not in terms of form, but in the way each project takes the skyscraper typology (and a specific example of one) and stretches and pulls it into something else.

[Image: Greg Lynn / Art Institute of Chicago]

(The Big Bend spotted at Dezeen.)