“Usually towers compete in height,” Russian architect Vasily Klyukin told DesignBoom in regards to his concept design for a massive, winged skyscraper. “I wanted to compete in beauty, playing with the acts and forms.”
While it’s undetermined if his design will ever come to fruition, Klyukin’s skyscraper model inspired by Winged Victory of Samothrace, a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of Greek goddess Nike is a stunner. Visualizations of the building include a protruding facade in the shape of the statue, jutting out towards surrounding waterfronts, a nod towards Nike’s legacy of sea battles.
Klyukin’s design is awe-striking, and an interesting juxtaposition of ancient mythology and ultra-modern architecture. Take a look at some of the concept drawings below, and imagine what it would feel like to have a corner office at the top of this behemoth.
The original marble sculpture: