Russian architect Vasily Klyukin has designed a cobra-shaped skyscraper that could potentially be constructed in the Middle East or Asia. These elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes may not be the most lovable animal, or at least in many Western cultures, but in China, these animals are the custodians of temples, treasure, esoteric knowledge and all lunar gods. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The round base of the tower rises like a serpent’s body and extends to form an open-mouthed head, which could house a terraced restaurant or nightclub. The body itself would house offices or apartments. The diamond-shaped pattern on the back of the snake is the symbol of Yang and Yin, duality and reunification of the Sun and the Moon, male and female principles, conciliation of opposites, and androgyny. Like the snake changes its skin, the skyscraper changes color at night,” reports Inhabitat.