The goal of architecture in most cases is to provide a clear and aesthetically sound environment for whatever the space being designed is to be used for – very rarely do phrases like “mind-bending” or “overwhelming” enter into the discussion. But someone forgot to tell the people at Zaha Hadid Architects that, as evidenced by their new Dominion Office Building in Moscow.
The Dominion Office Building is most notably marked by its series of interconnecting staircases linking its various levels. When combined with the distinctive patterns found on the floors, they form a psychedelic architectural landscape reminiscent of Jim Steranko or M.C. Escher.
But really, the Dominion Office Building has to be seen to be believed, which you can do by taking a look at a few photos of the building in the gallery below. For more from Zaha Hadid Architects, check out the firm’s official site right here.
Here’s the gallery: