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Graz Art Museum, Graz Austria

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Graz Art Museum was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003 and has since become an architectural landmark in Graz, Austria. Its exhibition program specializes in contemporary art of the last four decades.The team of architects used an innovative style, known as "blob architecture." The gigantic building is affectionately called the "Friendly Alien" by its creators Peter Cook and Colin Fournier. Its organic shape and a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels certainly stands out against the surrounding baroque roof houses and buildings with their red clay tile roofs!

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JiggyBelleS

Lindsay - the night shot is fabulous!!!! It is most certainly is an unusual building with interesting architectural features. The placement of it in the middle of such tradional buildings is what is so shocking I think. Thanks for the link!!! :D

Gail - look at the night shot Lindsay gave a link to. That would be quite a view at night! Web surfing is educational for all of us, isn't it!

octomom

I feel badly for all the people who live in the surrounding buildings. What must they think to have their views and charm of the buildings obliterated? Interesting photo, though. Thanks for sharing. I never would have known about this without your puzzle.

LindZer

Good thing he is a "Friendly Alien." It certainly seems out of place but this is a really cool building. Even looks cool at night thanks to the 930 circular fluorescent lamps they have on the east side of the building.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlee2010/6667213529/

jcarroll

Funny, Jan!

JiggyBelleS

Well, I do believe it ate 40 houses/occupants and we agreed to let it stay if it didn't eat any more in THAT TOWN..............time to start worrying in Missouri! LOL

jcarroll

Fantastic, Jan! I am pretty sure I saw this alien attack the Starship Enterprise back in the 60s! And then we let it live here! Earth people are so nice!

JiggyBelleS

Smllpkg101 - the architects certainly knew what to nickname it! LOL

Ardy - the photos from all angles certainly show you that this is NOT a lovely building. What a change to the atmosphere of the area that must have been. Thank you.

ringleader

An interesting and an odd building to be sure, Jan. Wonder what the people who live there think about it. Thanks for sharing.

smllpkg101

Looks like the aliens have landed - in Graz!

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