UFO Shaped Buildings

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  1. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    "Moscow is planning to build a futuristic looking “flying saucer” shaped building named “Galaktika” (Galaxy) at Moscow's south west area. This 60 meters high, 213,000 sq. m. building will also sport a luxury hotel, a shopping mall, helicopter landing pads and a large parking space allowing for 2,500 cars. The construction of this structure is set to begin at the end of the year and is expected to be completed by 2010."

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    I've done a search on this thing, but I've not found too much info on it. I really don't know if it ever happened?
     
  2. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    ah, sounds very cool :p
     
  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    This is an actual home in Tennessee.

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  4. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    Aii, it looks ugly, the idea is great, he can park he's car their, :p
    but, where's the stairs?
     
  5. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Oh bullshit. It looks exactly like swamp gas or a flock of birds.
     
  6. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    What is not shown in this picture is the 4, rusting, partially assembled flying saucers sitting on cinder blocks in the front yard. :)
     
  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Harsh.
     
  8. joepistole Ordo Ad Chao Valued Senior Member

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    I use to live near a saucer shape home. It was pretty cool. It looked like the "Lost In Space" saucer. It had its own lighted landing pad...made of aluminum.

    People used to think I was joking when I told them make a left at the flying saucer...though I never saw it fly :)
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Look to the left of the car, there's a stairway right there.
     
  10. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed this UFO shaped dwelling in 1968, initially for use as a ski-cabin or holiday home. The idea behind the design reflects the optimism of the 1960s. At the time, people believed technology could solve all problems for the human race. The ideal was of a new era, a space-age, where everybody would have more leisure time to spend on holidays away from home. The Future house was completely furnished and could accommodate 8 people.
     
  11. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    lol, i can immagine :p

    or if there's a sculpture of santa , or santa factory, you tell them make a left at santa clause :p
     
  12. j.colfax Registered Member

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    hahahaha. what has architecture come to?
     
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