For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren's buildings -- from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand -- and learn the stories behind them.

For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren's buildings -- from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand -- and learn the stories behind them.

But, what are they trying to say? What if we could really hear them?

Gallery of What are buildings trying to say to us? - 5

The tower closest to Brickell Avenue, to be constructed in the final phase, is going to be home to a five-star hotel with about 250 rooms and apartments on the upper floors. The three-building complex will form a courtyard with renowned restaurants.

The tower closest to Brickell Avenue, to be constructed in the final phase, is going to be home to a five-star hotel with about 250 rooms and apartments on the upper floors. The three-building complex will form a courtyard with renowned restaurants.

Green Roofs Are Changing Architecture: Kowloon Rail Terminus : TreeHugger

Green Roofs Are Changing Architecture: Kowloon Rail Terminus

A living room with folding doors leading out onto the patio near Carmel CA [1050739] By Feldman Architecture Photographed by Joe Fletcher (MIC)

Home Interior Design — A living room with folding doors leading out onto...

A living room with folding doors leading out onto the patio near Carmel CA [1050739] By Feldman Architecture Photographed by Joe Fletcher (MIC)

432 Park Avenue marks the world's 100th supertall structure.  It stands 425.5 m (1396 ft), is the tallest residential building in the world and is the 14th overall.  It's NYC's 7th supertall, the city with the second highest number behind Dubai with 18.

432 Park Avenue marks the world's 100th supertall structure. It stands 425.5 m (1396 ft), is the tallest residential building in the world and is the 14th overall. It's NYC's 7th supertall, the city with the second highest number behind Dubai with 18.

Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building

Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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