Creativity in architecture: al-Hamra Tower Kuwait

I was surprised to see a building among the 50 best inventions of the year in Time Magazine. "The sculpted skyscraper," the journalist called it. Yes, it looks impressive but why is it an invention? What is so special about it, is that - standing 412 m tall - something had to be created to shield the building from the blistering Arabian weather conditions. The solution was a glass wrapping and a sweeping cut up the south facade covered in lime stone. Talk about creative architects... Skidmore, Owings & Merrill did a great job.
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