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Upside Down House

Upside Down House

This unusual and dizzying “Upside Down House” was built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens.

The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now open for public viewing. Everything from the beds to the toilet to the car in the garage is upside down. We can say that this house is definitely a life-sized optical illusion.

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Ugliest Building In The World

Ugliest Building In The World

A building in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, has been listed as one of the ugliest in the world, according to the CNN website.

The Fang Yuan Building, in which Fang means square in Chinese and Yuan means circle, is a fusion of cultures, according to architect CY Lee. When creating the building CY reportedly fused together the idea of an old Chinese coin, complete with square cut-outs, with a contemporary modern office block.

How do you see the building? Is it looking “ugly” to you?

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Amazing Transparent Church

Transparent Church

This amazing transparent church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Its a joint project of young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. They named this project “Reading Between The Lines”.

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