The architectural works such as museums, temples, parks are shaped like animals such as elephants, giraffes … to impress visitors around the world.
The headquarters of the National Fisheries Development Committee ( NFDB ) in Hyderabad, India, is designed to look like a “land fish”. The 4-storey building is shaped like a silver carp with three fins, a tail and an open mouth.
Giant Koala (Australia)
Built in 1988 with bronze and steel and quickly becoming a tourist attraction. In 2009, the project was named Sam to commemorate a koala died in the wildfire in Australia.
Giraffe Childcare Center (France)
Designed by architect Peteelatte Laporte, the building looks like a yellow giraffe trapped inside a silver slab.
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The elephant villa at Kumbuk River Resort ( Sri Lanka ) is shaped like an elephant made from wood and straw. With big ears and stout feet treading on the surrounding plants, the “beast” really blended in with the Sri Lankan jungle.
Chicken Church (Indonesia)
The chicken-shaped church characterizes Indonesia’s church architecture, influenced from traditional design to Western movements like neoclassical.
Kura Kura Ocean Park (Indonesia)
Recalling the image of a giant turtle crawling out of the Java Sea and ashore. The park also has an aquarium focused on the conservation of marine life.
Wat Samphran Dragon Temple (Thailand)
This scary dragon temple is the most attractive destination for the Golden Temple country. From a distance, the pink building with 17 floors seemed to be strangled by the scaly green dragon.
Alimango Restaurant (Philippines)
Inspired by the horror film Attack of the Crab Monsters . Alimango is the venue for seafood dinners and discos. After being painted bright red, the restaurant has become a true “monster of crabs” with rusty pointed spikes and the curved arms become even bigger.
Crocodile Hotel Mercure Kakadu (Australia)
Opened in 1988, adapted from the image of crocodile in the cult film Crocodile Dundee . Today, it is wholly owned by indigenous peoples – who consider crocodiles their ancestors.
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