Architects and urban planners in London have been calling for a rethink on the way they think about buildings.
This week, they got their wish when they unveiled a design for the world’s tallest building in the capital, which is set to rise to a height of 3,700m (10,000ft).
As it stands, the tallest building to grace London’s skyline is the Shard, the world-famous tower at Canary Wharf.
But a new architectural design called the ‘Aquilini’ has a different vision.
The architect has called it a “vibrant and elegant” skyscraper that “exceeds its natural scale”.
The design for Aquilini is one of a number of new architectural concepts in London, including the “new-found skyscraper” of the same name, the “smart tower” of East London and the “modern skyscraper”.
The tower will be completed next year, with the first phase of the project already under way.
The design’s bold and vibrant design will be an eye-catching sight from the Thameside, but the architecture is not the only aspect of the new skyscraper.
It is designed to be a “smart” structure, and its design incorporates the concept of “spaceship” – a “submarine” that is “fascinated by its own size”.
Aquilinis design also incorporates “space-age materials”, which it describes as “solar energy, wind energy, wave energy, gravity and heat”.
Aquilicis’ architect, David Mair, said: “Spaceship design was the best way of explaining Aquilinis vision to us, and it was also the most challenging to achieve.”
The architect believes that “spatialism” is central to Aquilinian thinking.
This means that spaces between people and objects are the key to the future of cities, and Aquilinais design includes the ability to “create new forms” and “tinkular forms”.
This concept of a space-age city is not something that has been seen before in London.
But it is one that has caught the imagination of architects and urbanists.
“The fact that it is such a beautiful thing to look at is incredible, and is a powerful signal of Aquilineism, and how this new vision of urbanism can be relevant for our future,” Mair told Al Jazeera.
Aquillini will have a total of 13 floors, with a total height of 2,900m (7,800ft).
It will be the world high-rise’s tallest and largest structure.
The structure will be a glass box with a diameter of 1,500m (5,600ft), with an area of 6,500sq m (14,000sq ft).
The building will have an underground parking facility of more than 300 cars.
It will also have a central park, “an elegant park that will be open to the public”, and “an indoor and outdoor dining and shopping area”.
A Aquillini spokesman said the “space” in Aquilinia’s design “exposes itself to the surrounding environment in a way that is connected to our heritage and to the heritage of the surrounding communities”.
A spokesman for the London Underground said: The London Underground has a long and successful history of innovative, innovative design, particularly in the area of transport and transport infrastructure. “
We are thinking about how we can combine the different forms of space we have to offer, from our existing buildings, to new forms of the space, such as the ‘spaceships’ or the ‘submarine’.” “We are also thinking about ways in which the Aquillinian vision of the future will inform our understanding of the spatialisation of the city.”
A spokesman for the London Underground said: The London Underground has a long and successful history of innovative, innovative design, particularly in the area of transport and transport infrastructure.
As the world continues to move to a new era of mass transportation, we look forward to the new Aquilinese design being unveiled on the London underground.
“London is home to the world leaders in public transport.
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We look forward, as we have always done, to engaging the wider public on the design and its impact.”
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