A Skyscraper in the Arctic
The fanciful design, which Aliabadi entered in a contest looking for "fresh approaches to adding density," will never be built.
Aliabadi's idea is "...a high-density residential structure designed along the lines of the Inuit sculptures he saw at Pond Inlet, and deposited on an ice floe in the Arctic, one of the lowest-density spots on earth. The imaginary tower consists of large stacked boulders, each hollowed out to provide one or more apartments per rock, and arrayed vertically along a service and elevator shaft."
Photo courtesy of Reza Aliabadi.