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Does the one in the middle remind you of anyone?

Beyoncé’s body has inspired a Melbourne high-rise

Which other buildings across the world are based on the feminine human form?

As if Beyoncé doesn’t inspire her colleagues, devout fans, and "single ladies" enough, she’s officially inspired an architecture firm named Elenberg Fraser based in Melbourne, Australia. For the firm’s latest venture it’s building a 78-story skyscraper that will soon cater to residents and retailers. The high-rise is called the "Premier Tower" and is inspired by Beyoncé’s video for "Ghost".

“For those more on the art than the science side, we will reveal that the form does pay homage to something more aesthetic – we’re going to trust you’ve seen the music video for Beyonce’s "Ghost",” the firm writes on its website. Pretty referential in a modern-day context, right?

The voluptuous design totes resembles the Queen’s majestic body and celebrates the power of feminine design, which isn’t news for renowned architects that have previously been inspired by the undeniable allure of the natural body.

Take the "Absolute Towers" in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The first of the buildings has actually been named "The Marilyn Monroe”. Yury Gelman, the structural engineer, even admitted: “It is Marilyn Monroe. It looks like her.”

There’s the “Dancing House” in Prague, also known as “Fred and Ginger”, a curvaceous structure that was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić. If you want to get textbook literate, the actual term for this style of building is “deconstructivist”, another way for designers to say “new-baroque”.


If the “Dancing House” is Jay Z and Beyoncé grinding to “Partition” then Dubai’s "Signature Towers”, a three-tower structure proposal, is most definitely “Single Ladies”. The original proposal for these buildings was unveiled at an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York back in 2006. The original title was initially “Dancing Towers” and was changed. But it’s pretty obvious that these towers are bumping and grinding.

There’s a psychology to these phenomenal, large-scale structures that you may or may not know are affecting our psyches too. Psychologists speculate that harder angles actually evoke more negative than positive emotions, whereas there’s something about curves that that comforts us.