How Star Wars Changed Architecture

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Star Wars may have transformed science fiction, but it also changed the look of our buildings. Like this trendy building, borrowing from the Jawa sandcrawler. A high-powered architecture journal honored Star Wars' influence, and here are some Star Wars-inspired buildings.

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We already showed you a ton of buildings that look like the Death Star — not just sphere shaped, but in many cases sporting that telltale "Prime Weapon" housing. And Life Without Buildings pointed out the Sandcrawler's influence on the Casa da Musica a while ago.

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But now Architect's Journal has rounded up the saga's 10 greatest architectural achievements, including the Death Star and the Jawa sandcrawler as well as eight others. And here are some of the buildings they say are influenced by the Death Star, the Sandcrawler, the Cloud City of Bespin and the Senate Building on Coruscant:

Illustration for article titled How Star Wars Changed Architecture
Illustration for article titled How Star Wars Changed Architecture
Illustration for article titled How Star Wars Changed Architecture
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Illustration for article titled How Star Wars Changed Architecture
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Illustration for article titled How Star Wars Changed Architecture
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Hey, is that Troy McClure's house? (picture four)