UFO Shaped Buildings

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by ScaryMonster, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. ScaryMonster

    ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word.

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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

    Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    ah, sounds very cool :p
     
  3. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    This is an actual home in Tennessee.

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  4. Shadow1

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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

    GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum

    Oh bullshit. It looks exactly like swamp gas or a flock of birds.
     
  6. MacGyver1968

    MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke

    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

    GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum

    Harsh.
     
  8. joepistole

    joepistole Ordo Ad Chao

    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

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    Look to the left of the car, there's a stairway right there.
     
  10. ScaryMonster

    ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word.

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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

    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

    j.colfax New Member

    hahahaha. what has architecture come to?
     
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