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E.T. Architecture

Flying saucer structures appeal to ultramodern tastes

Implications - The fascination with UFOs continues, but this time, it is going beyond pop culture to something more permanent: architecture. Architects around the world are designing buildings that mimic the shape of flying saucers, which appeals to the consumer interest in the otherworldly. Not only that, alienesque architecture infuses cities and skylines with an ultramodern touch; as such, this burgeoning direction in architecture may just be the tip of the iceberg.
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UFO Architecture
The Centro Niemeye was Designed by 103-Year-Old Architect
It's hard not to be impressed by the Centro Niemeye UFO-like aesthetic, but once you learn that it was designed by a 103-year-old architect, you'll probably find yourself on the floor in shock and awe.… MORE
Alienesque Cube Architecture
Alienesque Cube Architecture
The Guangdong Museum is Inspired by Ancient Chinese Artifacts
The Guangdong Museum looks like a landed alien ship. Completely futuristic in its design, the cut-out surface looks like extraterrestrial symbols. The whole aesthetic is supposed to make the Guangdong… MORE
Extraterrestrial-Inspired Offices
Extraterrestrial-Inspired Offices
The Design for Apple HQ Has a Distinct Spaceship Structure
The design for Apple HQ is out of this world: the tech company's potential new base of operations derives its distinct structural form from a spaceship. The massive circular design will be built in Cupertino,… MORE
Crop Circle Abodes
Crop Circle Abodes
Jolson Architecture Designs the Earth House
Looking at this whirling green design from above, it's hard to believe that the Earth House by Jolson Architecture did not come from outer space. Although it may look like a laborious job done by extraterrestrials,… MORE
Futuristic Historical Hubs
Futuristic Historical Hubs
The Space Race Museum Memorializes the Quest to Outer Space
With NASA's final space shuttle mission come and gone, marking the end of an era of deep space exploration, the Space Race Museum has been proposed. Considering that there is probably a ton of unique perspective… MORE
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Alien Architecture Videos
Tronic Studio Creates a Dazzling Ad for a Luxury Residence
Tronic Studio in New York has created an amazing video that features the 57-story luxury residence in Tribeca. The gorgeous piece of architecture was designed by the Pritzker-prize winning Swiss firm of… MORE

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