Property developers in Australia are building new projects inspired by science fiction.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the design of the Luna Apartments in Melbourne was influenced by Star Wars and Princess Leia’s gold bikini.
However, architects believe the city needs these new buildings to help maintain the uniqueness and diversity of its skyline rather than relying on the normal block-style constructions.
Stuart Harrison, Australian Institute of Architects Victorian chapter councillor, said: "A few years ago it was very hard to find things that were a little different.”
He added the building industry in the city is "moving away from the 'dog boxes' aesthetic”.
Construction of a new development in the Southbank area of Melbourne is nearly completed. The 54 Clarke building will measure 240 metres in height and will be the city’s thinnest tower - 12 metres at its skinniest point. It will have a cafe on its ground level and 256 apartments over 73 floors.
Posted by Ravin Chatlani.