Saturday, July 30, 2011

Proposed "Real Life Death Star"

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The proposed Ras al Khaimah Convention and Exhibition Centre in the UAE has a very similar resemblance to the famous  Death Star. It was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf as part of their collaboration with OMA. The sphere plans to hold a convention center, hotel rooms, apartments, offices and retail space all under its magnificent roof and make the people inside have a one of a kind experience.

I can’t imagine this building being accepted or even being considered for construction but there is always that one possibility. Personally I think it looks amazing and is truly unique. It offers both a dark yet light filling surrounding that would truly make this single place be the only kind of it in the world.


Sources: Skycrapercity, Wired, Nakheel



56 comments:

Quetopia said...

Wow that is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

ElliotGreen said...

George Lucas would be very happy for something like that to happen!

Dan Carter said...

that would cost an absolute bomb to make :P reckon they take republic credits :D

James Hickman said...

I would pay a lot of money to live in the deathstar. Only question is, what would health and safety do about the giant laser?

The Sorrow said...

Sweet Jesus. I want

RightLegRed said...

Where the fuck is my trench? ;)

Kyoun said...

That needs to happen.

Publius said...

this would be awesome. Sweet blog!

phosports said...

that is so cool, i love star wars

Bass Cadet said...

SWEET RL Deathstar!!!

I love star wars, best thing ever!

Good blog!

LaezE Boy said...

As long as there's no super laser, I'd totally visit!

Chase said...

These futuristic mass housing/town ideas that I've seen have all been pretty interesting, japan is gonna need em.

Sinclair said...

This is so beautiful. I want to live there.

Byakuya said...

What an awesome waste of money. Would be so badass haha - very intriguing design.

Loving the blog, followed.

The Bending Enthusiast said...

awesome idea!

Uberbyron said...

Koolhaas is pretty famous. Holland represent.

TheUndeclaredWinner said...

I'm afraid the death star will be quite operational by the time your rebel friends get here. :) Awesome.

GENETICS said...

Looks less evil now with trees!

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Orang3 said...

Just discovered your blog but I'm loving it. George lucas will like the money incoming from that to his pocket!

You have a new follower sir!

Winston's Dog said...

God, I hope this happens.

Inverse said...

If this doesn't happen, then... their lack of faith disturbs me!

Mekkor said...

that looks really cool :D
i would check in there ^^
+1

MasterPhreak said...

thats just bloody awesome!

Natural One said...

It looks really cool

Mike said...

these places have been possible for 50 years now. Civilization is ruined thanks to gov't

GMSoccerPicks said...

hahaha wtf, the guy that thought that it would be a decent project was probably baked out of his mind.

Geojour said...

Sometimes I hate looking at concept architecture - it makes me sad that the chances of actually seeing it built are slim to none!

Michael Westside said...

This will probably be much more feasible when we got fusion power and contruction nano bots that can extract CO2 directly out of the air. The world will be amazing.

Dilord said...

Something tells me that there is more to it lol. I'm feeling conspiratorial today.

poorfags said...

That should be interesting. Must be nice being that rich.

i_love_weed said...

i want one so bad :D

Rob said...

thats crazy as hell. i like all the plants inside

Dwrek said...

The Death Star is huge. It would be awesome it they build it, but being a copyrighted deal it probably wont happen.

Drumsticks said...

This sounds great, very unique.

couragewolf2 said...

Good job, supported!

Diego Sousa said...

COOOOL!!! =D

Mr Jack House said...

In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard Following!

Anonymouse said...

that's pretty awesome...i hope it gets built

Milky said...

That looks epic o;

Canihas said...

looks amazing.

awesome content. +following

Arrpii said...

If they end up building it I hope they don't make the same architectural mistake as in the movie.

Shaw said...

I'd rather they made an actual deathstar

Now You Know said...

nice

Lemur said...

cool

GHive said...

Darth Vader would be proud... except for the plants :P

Bob said...

ElliotGreen: He will happily sue the creators alright. :/

b said...

nice!

WOODLOUSE said...

Looks pretty cool.

Heather said...

As...different...as the base idea for creating it is, if it were built it would definitely be a thing of wonder.

poorfags said...

I hope I'll be rich enough to enact all my fantasies one day.

Internet Catch Of The Day said...

So where is the thermal exhaust port on this one?

Lemur said...

it's so cool

vitaminandmineralfacts said...

will this be build via naming rights? the verizon death star?

fatbloodyfinger said...

I remember seeing this a while ago and being completely stunned. But yeah, they'll figure out a way to make it work.

Andy said...

Dude, that thing looks so freakin' cool.

Pax Dei The Technomancer said...

My god FUND IT!

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