The addictive puzzle known as Rubik's Cube isn't just a 1980s icon. It has also become a major inspiration for architects. Here are buildings that look like large-scale versions of the famous twisty box — sometimes by design, and sometimes just by happy accident.
A Cube as a staircase in Disney's Pop Century Resort
(via Jenn ) Stadtbücherei (City Library) in Stuttgart, Germany
(via Home Designing and ArchDaily ) A 10-floor building covered with colored doors in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Choi Jeong-Hwa
(via Luxuryshoppers ) A planned Rubik's Cube-shaped museum in Budapest, Hungary (via tervlap ) A Local Authority building on The Mall in Waterford, Ireland The rotating XS House in Cambridge, Massachusetts
(via ArchDaily ) This office building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(via Tartanau/DeviantArt ) The Children's Gallery at the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, California
(via New Santa Ana and TripAdvisor ) This building in Milan, Italy
(via Stefano Bertolotti ) The Ars Electronica Building in Linz, Austria, was converted to a playable Rubik's Cube by Javior Lloret. It was operated by a 3D-printed handheld cube, wirelessly connected to a laptop.
(via Inhabitat ) A seven-story warehouse near Wednesbury, West Midlands, England
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