Move over, Dubai – there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s got even wilder architectural designs under his belt.
The gleaming futuristic looking Full Moon Hotel has an unlikely location — Baku, Azerbaijan, a former member of the Soviet Union. It’s designed to look different depending on the angle you view it from. The full frontal is, quite frankly, the most terrifying view. You wouldn’t want to be across the water from the Death Star-like structure with an evil looking giant eye on the top right hand corner.
The view from the side is more playful — what looks like a bulging round space ship is actually a flat diskette shaped structure.
Now on to the actual living conditions, and the interiors promise to be lavishly spacious – just 382 rooms spread across 35 floors and 104,182 square meters of space. The Full Moon Hotel sits on a wavy podium with two apartment complexes at either side, named, quite fittingly, Palace of Wind 1 and 2.
It’s interesting to see how so many of these futuristic looking designs are moving eastward. Traditionalists may cringe at the Full Moon Hotel’s design with thousands of hexagonal honeycombs running through its back, but you have to admit, it is a change from conventional tall, drab blocks of concrete with no defining features for miles.