了维珍集团太空旅行的票，将和演员 Leonardo DiCaprio一同旅行）在过去一年里设想
Albert Einstein said:
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible”
Do you think it’s a crazy thing that your works may be popular and widely applied in
Chinese crazy construction market someday? What’s your ideal future city ?
I don’t think my ideas are crazy
Some of them complicated to do, but all of them iconic.
I have big demand now from different countries, not from your country yet.
May be after your article I will become more popular in China. You have a lot of nice
buildings. Rem Koolhaas building is one of my favorites in the world.
I hope also I can do something for China
For example “Gladiolus Tower” I did especially for China, trying to stay in pagoda style.
My ideal City – it’s modern city with with beautiful towers and low traffic:)
With only underground roads and big parks and big walking areas between towers.
Here is more information form the Vasily Klyukin:
How did you start designing skyscrapers, and why?
Once Albert Einstein said: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the
The story of this album is very unusual. At least a year ago, there were no drawings
(patterns) at all.
I was living in the first residential skyscraper in Moscow-City for 3 years. I observed the
construction of tens of other towers and was thinking about which tower could I build, if I
had an opportunity.
The tower would live through not only me, but also my children and even grandchildren.
Which tower I need to build so my descendants could be proud of me and the city could
get the architectural monument?
One year ago I bought small building in Monaco, on its place the small tower can be
built. I understood that I needed to build something unbelievably wonderful and ideally
suited for the city, in order to get it approved. I want people to say “Wow, it’s so beautiful,
it will perfectly fit into the Principate”. I want the whole world to talk about it. Initially, I’m
not an architect, but I encountered with the construction of skyscrapers not once.
I really wanted to impress Prince Albert II, but I understood that one tower is not enough
for it. I decided to create the album of projects. I was drawing days and nights for the
several months. My friends helped me a lot, too. Everybody was full of this ambitious
idea – to show the brand new architecture to the world. I knew I would meet Prince at the
charitable ball in 3.5 months, so I set a goal to present him with the first copy. Though I
was sleeping in average for 4-5 hours a day and still feel the tiredness, I made it happen.
And it was worth it!
Usually the towers compete in height, I wanted to compete in beauty, playing with the
acts and forms. I just couldn’t bypass the Goddess of Beauty and the Goddess of Victory
with my attention.
And for Monaco I created the project the “Monaco Comet”, as a symbol that this place is
lighted up by luck.
Finally I can add that I created this Album for Prince Albert
What inspires your designs, and how did you create them?
After I have idea I can imagine building very clear
the only problem is how to explain it to modeling company?
I do a lot of sketches trying to do the best one, perfect lines
to select color I can list thousands of pages in Google. looking for right blue or green.
Which are your favorite designs?
Doing design I put heart and my soul in this project.
Difficult to select. They are my piece of soul.
Monaco Comet, Venus, Nika, In love towers, Roses…
I am ready to buy apartment and live in any of them
I want to drink coffee in “Marilyn Café”
I have written a small legends for each of them, some times its a poetry, sometimes real
facts and 3 cocktails recipes I did also. very nice cocktails I can tell you
Are there any chance your skyscraper designs will ever become real?
Yes! I have several requests already.
Last week I signed “Memorandum Of Understanding” with Tunisia Economic City
To build these towers is very profitable
You can spend more money doing complicated building, iconic building
But it will bring you iconic profit!
world-wide well-known building make you famous, fashion. Everybody wants to be unique!
Iconic buildings are forever iconic. But recognizable iconic.
It will brings a lot of tourists to the city. How many tourists bring Gaudi to Barcelona?
Would you like to see more adventurous tower designs in the future?
Its landmark. It’s iconic. It’s profitable to do
I’m successful businessman, believe me its very very profitable
So these tower not in the future
They are for today.
Have you ever thought about how the cities of the world and their architecture will look
like in the near future? An architect and a businessman Vasily Klyukin – the author of the
book called «Designing Legends » published by a famous printing house Skira – offers
his original vision. He created 50 building concepts (towers, office centers, museums
and a theater) with unique architecture, with each possibly becoming the pride and
symbol of the city or even the country in the future. Anyone can see that when looking at
300 stunningly modeled illustrations.
« Nowadays it is pointless to compete using the principle of constructing the tallest
or the most expensive building, because the day it will be finished at the other corner of
the world someone will start creating something even more grandiose, » believes
Vasily Klyukin. Beauty of architecture, implementation of bald engineering solutions
and expression of cultural symbols have made buildings legends for all times, this was
the case with the Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower, creations of Antoni Gaudí. Vasily
Klyukin is inspired by Greek mythology: towers Nika and Venus; by natural shapes:
towers Jaguar, Tulip Palace, Roses, etc. He always correlates building’s construction
and design with geographical and climatic conditions, architectural surroundings and
cultural traditions of a specific region. The book begins with the Comet Fortuna project.
Vasily Klyukin wants to erect its elaborated variant – Monaco Comet tower – in Monte
Carlo, the city where he lives. « On the one hand, I tried to make the building look
modern and, on the other hand, to insert it harmoniously into today’s architectural space
of Monaco. »
As a person talented in art and at the same time successful in business Vasily Klyukin
believes that a bright architectural symbolic project contributes to development of
economy, attraction of investments and increase of tourists flow. The book « Designing
Legends » is the way to share the author’s ideas with architects and developers of the
world. Original concepts of the towers can be implemented into projects and become
the sources of inspiration absolutely free. Released in autumn 2013 « Designing
Legends » has already gained interest and wide recognition, while Vasily Klyukin has
been invited to hold autograph sessions all over the world. Virgin Galactic tower was
printed in highly-respected The Guardian.
About Vasily Klyukin
Architect, businessman, fearless traveler planning a space flight.
He was born in Moscow, his father was a writer and historian, his mother was an editor
and teacher. Having graduated from the prestigious Financial Academy in Moscow he
made professional career in bank sector, then successfully boosted his own business in
developer projects, where he gained experience in building and architecture.
« In order to make money when you don’t have rich inheritance, access to natural
resources or power you have to think creatively. I have always had this quality, » says
Vasily Klyukin. In 2010 he got engaged in architecture and design, simultaneously being
a collector and a patron. On a charity auction AmfAR in Cannes he bought a ticket to the
space flight on Virgin Galactic accompanied by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
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