Petronas Towers

Once considered the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004. Completed in 1998, the Petronas Towers are a reflection and homage to the dominant Islamic culture of Malaysia. To create a uniquely Malaysian design, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects drew from Islamic culture, Kuala Lumpur’s climate and light, and Malaysian craft and design. The plan of the towers is generated from two overlapping squares that form an 8-pointed star, a pattern frequently found in Islamic design called Rub el Hizb.

 

via Petronas Towers — buildmarvel

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