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Old July 17th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #41
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Excellent thread


In my city -San Pedro Sula- there's a Mayan Pyramid Building. It's a Honduran Bank




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Old July 17th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #42
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Stack of Coins - The former Singapore Treasury building was said to be inspired by a stack of coins. The building is popularly called Temasek Tower but is now officially known as 8 Shenton Way.



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Old July 17th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #43
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Taiwan’s $152 million National Stadium with 8844 solar panel roof looks just like a giant toilet seat

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Old July 17th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #44
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Grand Lisboa, Macau (highest building in Macau)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewie1...7620998992339/

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Looks like a disgusting vegetable to me.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #45
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My friend said the shape of this building resembles something but I can't recall what...



Oh ya, it's Torre Agbar in Barcelona, btw
You're too funny!!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #46
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Grand Lisboa, Macau (highest building in Macau)

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Looks like a disgusting vegetable to me.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 01:51 AM   #47
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A building of a high-tech company in Amsterdam is shaped like a computer. I just can't find a picture...
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:10 PM   #48
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Architects in Hannover, Germany, seem to have a weakness for human body parts:

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The brain-shaped International Neuroscience Institute (INI) in Hannover, Germany.



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The University of Music and Drama (HMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater) in Hannover:



Ugly as hell if viewed from street level. But if you look at it from above...

[IMG]http://i25.************/1582lgl.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i31.************/2n6f04h.jpg[/IMG]

...you'll see that it's built to resemble a human ear.

A unique interpretation of 'organic' architecture.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:22 PM   #49
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I think it looks like a snake
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:39 PM   #50
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Or a fetus
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Old July 21st, 2009, 06:45 PM   #51
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Singapore's Esplanade Theatres appears to have been inspired by the Durian. (A tropical fruit)








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Old July 21st, 2009, 06:47 PM   #52
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The robot builidng in Bangkok, it seems to be in battery saving mode
more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Building


Robot watching the sunset:
very funny
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 04:39 AM   #53
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Taiwan’s $152 million National Stadium with 8844 solar panel roof looks just like a giant toilet seat

hahahaha
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:12 AM   #54
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This has been around for I think 3 decades, it's only 2 to 3 stories high though.



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Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is a unique hotel that is shaped like a crocodile located in the centre of the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. It is a popular base for exploring the rugged beauty of the vast National Park. Enjoy a swim in the pool or walk over to Jabiru Pools olympic size swimming pool with marked lanes for lap swimming. Barbeque Grills and Outdoor Pool.
There are 2 meeting and conference rooms available - Jim Jim Room and Nourlangie A and B which can be paritioned into two seperate rooms. Function rooms can be used for Meetings, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars and Private Dinners.
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Kakadu is in the Northern Territory in Australia.

edit: This hotel sort of looks small but it is a 4 STAR with 110 hotel rooms, and has other facilities listed above...

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:14 AM   #55
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I really like this though as posted earlier in the thread... i didn't realise how creative some cities are:
Kansas City Public Library


This is the 1st time i have come into a world forum, very good to see many interesting designed and built buildings around the place. I hope Australian cities can learn from foreign places and build things iconic to the place here.....



BTW is the bldg got posters or actual metal shaped books, such as the Romeo & Juliet book which has carvings in the facade - very impressive indeed...
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:24 AM   #56
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to what company does that giant basket belong to?
The Longaberger Basket Company
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:25 AM   #57
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What do you think?
Swastika shaped building at the Coronado Navy Base
Found on Google Earth by the Americans. They think it is bad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkls1v6vJE

Another one in Greece... I can't understand what they're saying:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DzMlF_jvY4&NR=1

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:32 AM   #58
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This one is shaped like a skyscraper












Great thread by the way..
For some reason I was really disgusted by the Kansas City Library until I found out it was a parking garage...now I completely love it..lol..A great/creative way to disguise ugly car parks
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Fake Hills, Beihai (China)

[IMG]http://*************************/china/jpgs/beihai_fake_hills_mad160309_4.jpg[/IMG]

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And the best thing about it is... they're building it
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^The best thing? Perhaps for the Beihaians. I'm glad this massive uglyness is not in my city.
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