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Camera-Shaped Coffee House

Camera-Shaped Coffee House

A two-storey rectangular coffee shop modeled in the shape of a vintage rolleiflex twin lens camera built by a former helicopter pilot. He has great passion for photography and vintage cameras, and lives in the house next door with his family.

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Kitty-Shaped Kindergarten

Kitty-shaped Kindergarten

Kitty-Shaped Kindergarten is located in Karlsruhe, Germany. The cat’s tail is a slide that leads outside. Students come in through the mouth, and the coat room, classrooms, dining room and staircase are in the cat’s belly. The main room is the cat’s head.

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Amazing Elephant-Shaped Building

Lucy The Elephant: Roadside Attraction

Lucy the Elephant is located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park (named for our co-founder) in Margate, NJ. Built in 1881 by James Vincent de Paul Lafferty Jr, Lucy the Elephant was intended to attract buyers to the building lots Lafferty was offering for sale in the area. After falling into financial trouble, Lafferty sold the Elephant and other property to Anton Gertzen in 1887.

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Fish-shaped Building Inaugurated in Hyderabad, India

Fish-shaped Building

The newly opened National Fisheries Development Board building in Hyderabad, India, designed to resemble a fish.

I like this concept and just hope this building will not be nominated as one of the ugliest buildings as the building in Shenyang was nominated.

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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?