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.

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

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

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

(via Eikongraphia and Wikimapia)

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

(via Intel)

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

(via designboom, photos by Paolo Rosseli)

An office building in Middelburg, Netherlands, by Hercuton

(via Hercuton and Henk Kosters)

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

(via Lysaght)

A wall painting by Jan Timm

(via Graham Shaw Architect)

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

(via NZIA and Livingstone Buildings)

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

(via Archdaily, photos by Paul Warchol Photography)

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

(via BAAS)

Somewhere in A Coruña, Spain

(via Julen and oki_place)

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

(via Openbuildings)

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

(via Mathew Grimm)