Behold The Remarkable Variety Of Buildings That Stand On Legs

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What's particularly neat about buildings that sit atop legs rather than directly on their foundations is just how varied they can be. Some are graceful and egret-like, while others are squat and functional ducks. Some resemble caterpillars, some musical instruments, and still others evoke nature and the alien all at once.

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The Sculptured House, became famous as the home where Woody Allen took a nostalgic look at the future in Sleeper (1973), designed by Charles Deaton in 1963, stands on Genesee Mountain, Colorado.

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The Steel House, designed and built by architect and sculptor Robert Bruno in Lubbock, Texas between 1973 and 1996

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The Edo-Tokyo Museum, established in 1993, designed by Kiyonori Kikutake, modelled after an old kurazukuri storehouse

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ING House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, designed by Meyer & Van Schooten, 2002

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The Sharp Centre for Design, at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) University, designed by Robbie/Young + Wright Architects and Alsop Architects, completed in 2004.

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The piano part of the Piano and Violin Building in Huainan City, China, designed by some students of Hefey University of Technology and Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project Co., opened in 2007

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Halley VI, a British Antarctic station with eight cars, standing on legs, mounted on skis, so it could be towed to another place. It took four years to build it, and opened in 2012.

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Toda House, Hiroshima, Japan, designed by Kimihiko Okada, 2012

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The Villa Kogelhof in Noord-Beveland, The Netherlands, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, built in 2013

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Bonus: The 32-story Elephant (or Chang) Building in Bangkok, Thailand, a collaboation between Dr. Arun Chaisaree and Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, competed in 1997.

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My Great Grandparents House. Build sometime in 1890s. Yes, that is a door and no it has never had any kind of stairway attached to it.