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Giant Cactus Takes Shape in Qatar

Borrowing an idea from nature and its adaptive strategies, the designers and architects at Bangkok-based Aesthetics Architects, have come up with a new office for the Ministery of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture (MMAA) in Qatar. Soon to be the largest concrete cactus-styled structure in the world, the unique design of this stunning project was penciled down keeping in mind the exceptionally hot and arid conditions of the region. The edifice sports sun shades on its windows that open and close according to the buildings heating and cooling needs, much like the pores of the desert cactus. An example of biomimicry at its gorgeous best, this is all about ‘architecture imitating life’. – via

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3 responses to “Giant Cactus Takes Shape in Qatar” - Add yours!

  1. Jambeed Halla said:
    May 21, 2009

    This looks like an uncircumsized penis and a set a balls in the 1st picture!

  2. Gordon said:
    October 24, 2009

    shouldn’t this be placed at Dubai?
    I thought weird-looking buildings belonged there!

  3. pablo said:
    January 15, 2011

    hello is very interesting , im from mexico en i need an spotive, complex for put in the comercial zone of San Luis Potosi, San luis potosi Mexico.

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