I couldn’t find a good photo of this lovely pair of buildings that I’m allowed to repost here, but there are a lot available on the internet if you search for “Marilyn Monroe Towers” or “Absolute Towers Mississauga” The website of the architect has a peculiar description of the design concept:
In my opinion these curving shapes are beautiful and that is all the explanation that they really need. These two paragraphs on the website get more to the point:
“The building is sculpture-like in its overall effect, and its design expresses the universal language of audacity, sensuality and romance. As the new landmark of the city of Mississauga, it will become the icon of the present landscape with all its twisting rhythms resembling the human body.
In our design, the continuous balcony surrounds the whole building, eliminating the vertical lines used in traditional high rise architecture to emphasize the height. The entire building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Our aim is to evoke the city dwellers’ aspiration for nature, and get them in touch with the sunlight and the wind.”
If I travel to Mississauga I will take some pictures to post here, but here is an artistic flicker photo of the buildings under construction:
This NYT photo captures the synergistic curves: