The building, known as The Pad. and once called the iPad Tower, has been under construction in Dubai's Business Bay since 2006. After more than a decade of work, the building is set to open later this year.
The building is the culmination of Law's architectural approach, which he says aims to fuse technology, software, and architecture to create structures that are more responsive to the needs and desires of people today.
Architecture "used to just be about the concrete, steel, and the glass, and the shape of a building. But now I think we're living in a world where those materials are just the basic materials," Law said. "There are now new materials like technology, smart material, bytes of content, and interactivity."
Law's design for The Pad, which mimics the shape of an iPod tilted in a docking station, won an international competition in which he beat out renowned architects Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster.
The 24-story tower contains 231 "intelligent" apartments that include a virtual reality projection wall that changes locations, a bathroom that analyzes residents' health in real time and displays reports on the mirror, and RFID tags instead of keys for apartments.
"You are selling more than just space," Law said. "You are selling the infinite possibilities of participating with all our technology in that space."
Law compared the building's ability to augment the lives of its inhabitants to the armour that comic book hero Iron Man wears.
"In this sense, once you put this armour on, you have extra capabilities and extra possibilities about how you can experience life," Law said. Like the Iron Man armor, he added, the apartments are "able to adapt to the environment."
Here's what life is like inside The Pad:
Cybertecture, according to Law, utilizes more than just architects. Instead, it requires the collaboration between architects, researchers, engineers, designers, and multimedia creators to make buildings that are "relevant for the world now."