Amazing Animal-Shaped Buildings Around The World That You Should Never Miss
Get ready to be swept away by the sheer ingenuity and artistic flair of architects across the globe, who have dared to dream beyond the boundaries of conventional designs, and brace yourself for a world where kindergartens transform into mischievous cats, skyscrapers morph into graceful elephants, and hotels take on the form of magnificent crocodiles!
These awe-inspiring creations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the captivating realm of animal-shaped architecture. Whether these architectural wonders reflect the purpose of the building, such as a fisheries department cleverly resembling a fish, or whether they are simply a whimsical manifestation of pure imagination, like roadside attractions depicting colossal dinosaurs or majestic whales, the influence of this "zoomorphic" style permeates far and wide.
So, hold your breath as we embark on a captivating journey, uncovering 25 extraordinary examples of animal architecture that will leave you utterly charmed:
#1. The National Fisheries Development Board Building in Hyderabad.
#2. Giant corrugated-iron sheep and ram sculptures in Tirau, New Zealand.
#3. A tourist complex shaped like a koala in Dadswells Bridge, Australia.
#4. An egg shop shaped like a duck in Flanders, New York.
#5. A Philippines building shaped like a crab in Dagupan, Philippines.
#6. Wat Samphran Dragon Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
#7. A new house built in the shape of an elephant in the Moscow suburbs, Oktyabr'skiy, Russia.
#8. B&B shaped like a beagle in Cottonwood, Idaho.
#9. A steakhouse shaped like a longhorn skull in Amado, Arizona.
#10. A building shaped like an elephant in Margate City, New Jersey.
#11. Giraffe Childcare Center in Paris, France.
#12. Fishing hall of fame shaped like a musky fish in Haywadrd, Wisconsin.
#13. The Universum Science Center is a clam shaped building in Bremen, Germany.
#14. The Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru, Australia.
#15. Snail House in Sofia, Bulgaria.
#16. A kindergarten shaped like a cat in Karlsruhe, Germany.
#17. A building in a Japanese park shaped like a whale in Simonoseki, Japan.
#18. Giant Pig Hot Dog Stand in S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX.
#19. The modern wooden replica of the Trojan Horse in Turkish.
#20. A swimming hole structure shaped like a whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
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