The Alien landed...

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    Kunsthaus - Graz (Graz Art Museum) was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003 and has since become an architectural landmark in Graz, Austria.
    Its unusual architecture differs radically from conventional buildings, many of which maintain the traditions of the modernist "White Cube". The team of architects used an innovative stylistic idiom, known as blob architecture within the historical ambiance of the "Murvorstadt". Thus, the gigantic building called the "Friendly Alien" by its creators Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, in form and material, stands out against the surrounding baroque roof landscape with its red clay roofing tiles but nevertheless integrates the façade of the 1847 iron house.
    The picture was taken from the castle mountain ("Burgberg").

    Canon PowerShot G3
    Aufnahmedatum/-zeit: 23.02.2007 15:51
    Tv (Verschlusszeit): 1/80
    Av (Blendenzahl): 4.0
    Objektiv: 7.2 - 28.8mm
    Brennweite: 28.8mm

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    1. WorldFlickr 91 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in Graz, Austria. We love to have your photo added to the group.

    2. ⓅⒶⓎⓅⒶⓊⓁ 88 months ago | reply

      It looks more like a Whale landed in your town.
      Or perhaps a broken off tentacle of a giant octopus.

      Yes, I'm seeing sea creature here.
      Yes, perhaps for most the most alien of all.

      Excellent, unusual architecture.
      Thank you for presenting it.

    3. ttocs186 85 months ago | reply

      You've been dugg, prepare to see your views skyrocket.

    4. dggraphics 85 months ago | reply

      Amazing building

    5. Arkonbey 85 months ago | reply

      I truly believe in an artist pushing the bounds of his creativity. For some reason, however, I find buildings like this to be displays of arrogance. Unlike art in a gallery, or a sculpture, looking away is impossible. And it stands out like a boil.

    6. A m i r a l i 85 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! ...it's quite a long distance from the castle....how did you zoom that much with a G3?

    7. andrew1210 [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Eerie shot!

    8. robstar256 85 months ago | reply

      awesome pic and architecture!! the story has been added to www.gearcult.com

    9. Chris Homan 85 months ago | reply

      Great shot, terrible building.

    10. piccolo.drago 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Strange buildings of the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Cairlinn 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Blue Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. FC2001 72 months ago | reply

      Dear Sir,
      I'm making a book titled "Facades buildings". I think it would be really interesting for readers to include the following images in the title, therefore I ask you permission to reproduce them in my work. I assure sources and references will be regularly and clearly quoted in the book.
      Best regards,

    13. Dan Stiver 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Strange, Crazy, and Goofy Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Ebbs2 50 months ago | reply

      wow, that is one cool looking building, but it looks really out of place.

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