Architects Yang Wang and Stephen Silva have designed this Muscular Tower for Downtown, possibly after a late-night Monty Python marathon. EVolo explains that the fictional and leg-like building is based on "the human muscular system...One of the most interesting parts of the muscular systems is how each muscle has its own identity, yet they work in a choreographed way. In a similar fashion, each program in this tower has its own volume but they are interlocked to work together. Each program supports the next one and sustains continuous activities for 24 hours." No, the tower isn't made of muscle tissue or giant strips of beef carpaccio --as far as we can tell--but the body concept is appropriate for downtown because the neighborhood lacks "integrated social, cultural, and urban systems" and "continuous human activity."
· Muscular Tower for Downtown Los Angeles [eVolo]