These Buildings Look Like Giant Tetris Games

Given that Tetris is the ultimate "building stuff out of blocks" game, it's probably no surprise that it has architectural analogues. Here is a gallery of buildings around the world that look they were built by crazy Tetris fans.

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Habitat 67 (Moshe Sadfie, Montreal, Canada, 1967)

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This model community in Montreal, Canada was built for the 1967 World's Fair. It has 146 residences, (354 concrete forms in 12 storeys) all of them with a private terrace.

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NaCl House (David Jameson Architect, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 2011)

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Torre Agbar (Jean Nouvel, Barcelona, 2004)

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La Losa, Oviedo, Spain

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(via Flickr/paspog 1, 2 and Flickr/cuboidal)


Tetris Apartments (OFIS Architekti, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007)

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The Slovenian social apartment block includes 650 homes in 4 floors high buildings.

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The Mush Residence (Studio 0.10 Architects, Los Angeles, 2009)

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An artist's studio and an exhibition space.

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VM Houses (BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005)

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The V and the M buildings are a huge architectural Tetris with 114 units.

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Aluminium House (Architektid Muru & Pere, Rannamoisa, Estonia, 2008)

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(via ArchDaily)


ORDOS 100 #43 (Tatiana Bilbao, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, 2010)

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The seven different sections create a weird continuity.

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Riomaggiore, Italy

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This wonderful village was founded in the early 13th century.

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Tetris house in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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(via Ruben Solaz/Flickr, and the animation below is from the Berlin Block Tetris by Sergei Hein)

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DISCUSSION

Modern architecture is the worst. Uergh. The Montreal and Riomaggiore apartments are the only ones here that don't look like they belong in a barren distopian landscape where everyone has to wear respirators outside and no one's seen the sun in six generations.