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Kugelhaus

Dresden, Germany
by Peter Birkenholz

The Kugelhaus was a ball-shaped house building in Dresden on the Exhibition Grounds between exhibition palace and Hercules Avenue. At that time it was Stübelplatz by Peter Birch Wood (1876-1961) built in 1928.

It housed showrooms, and a catering operation and is considered to be the first..

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Whoever sees the tower from a distance, just like anyone who enters it, will quickly be reminded of the sixties. The fascination with technology and space travel are noticeable in the architecture; the cross-section of the TV tower resembles a space rocket.
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Kuwait Towers

Kuwait City, Kuwait
by Sune Lindström

The distinctive group of three needles at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, in the heart of Kuwait City, were designed as national icons in the oil boom of the 1970s. The interiors were symbolically vandalized during the Iraqi occupation in 1990, and fully restored thereafter. Kuwait Towers is one of..

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The architect of the geodesic dome was Richard Buckminster Fuller. The building originally formed an enclosed structure of steel and acrylic cells, 76 metres in diameter and 62 metres high.

The dome is a Class 1, Frequency 16, Icosahedron. A complex system of shades was used to control the..

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Trylon and Perisphere

New York, USA
by Max Abramovitz, ...

The Trylon and Perisphere were two modernistic structures, together known as the "Theme Center," at the center of the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940.
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Connected to the 210 m spire-shaped Trylon by what was at the time the world's longest escalator, the Perisphere was a..

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Bolwoningen

NN's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
by Dries Kreijkamp

Do not be alarmed if you see structures that resemble giant white golf balls when you take a stroll in the ’s-Hertogenbosch neighbourhood of Maasport.

The futuristic globes which are made out of cement and fibreglass are in fact, houses. Also known as Bolwoningen, these houses have been..

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Kugelmugel

Vienna, Austria
by Edwin Lipburger

Not far from the Praterstern subway station in Vienna, you end up at the border of the Republic of Kugelmugel, a surface-minimizing micro-nation founded by Edwin Lipburger.

The story behind this globular nation is as follows: Edwin Lipburger wanted to build a spherical house, believing that..

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