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We are surrounded by objects adorned with bar codes. So why not make buildings with bar codes too? That's exactly what these architects did — and the results were these weird, often hilarious designs.

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Barcode Hall, Lingang New City, China (designed by Meinhard von Gerkan from gmp group, 2008)

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(via gmp-architekten, photos by Hans-Georg Esch)

Shtrikh Kod (means Barcode) Building, St. Petersburg, Russia (deisgned by Vitruvius & Sons Studio, completed in 2007

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A wall of the former HP Software Engineering Facility, Nashua, New Hampshire

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B5 Building by Barreca & La Varra, Milan, Italy (2007)

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(via designboom, photos by Paolo Rosseli)

An office building in Middelburg, Netherlands, by Hercuton

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(via Hercuton and Henk Kosters)

A warehouse by Lacoste + Stevenson Architects, Greystanes, New South Wales, Australia

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A wall painting by Jan Timm

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(via Graham Shaw Architect)

Pact Group Offices (also known as 8 Maui Street), Te Rapa, New Zealand, by Archimedia Group Ltd, 2012

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Barcode House, Washington DC, by David Jameson Architect, 2011

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(via Archdaily, photos by Paul Warchol Photography)

Court of Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, designed by BAAS Architects, 2009

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Somewhere in A Coruña, Spain

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(via Julen and oki_place)

Digital Beijing Building, Beijing, China, by Studio Pei Zhu and Urbanus, 2008

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Almost any skyscraper on a good black-and-white photo

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(via Mathew Grimm)

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