Architecture nerds agree: Absolute World is the best residential project in the world

Absolute World exterior They’re the most forward-thinking, mind-bending, jaw-dropping structures in the world. And Absolute World in Mississauga is among their ranks.

ArchDaily tallied 70,000 votes from their readers to find out what the best international buildings of 2012 were and the so-called Marilyn Monroe towers stole the top space in the housing category.

Developed by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes and designed by MAD Architects, the skyline-defining project was lauded for challenging the status quo: in a world of homogenous, stick-straight towers, the condos flaunt their curves.

That’s another honour for Absolute World, which has already picked up the prestigious “Best Tall Buildings in the Americas” award.

The crowd-sourced list of best buildings, which was announced earlier this month, deserves countless superlatives. After all, it features a semi see-through church, a loop-shaped skyscraper and a cinema covered by a permeable basket.

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