This bizarre-looking, nine-storey building in Middlesborough, England comes from London-based architects FAT.
The clubhouse sandwich of architecture, “Community In A Cube” has three tiers. The first is a Swiss chalet that sits alongside a row of shops, which together support a six-storey apartment block in the middle section. Above this, two vernacular houses appear stand as the structures unconventional penthouses.
According to Dezeen, the structure was first conceived as part of a larger masterplan in 2004 that was supposed to include a building shaped like a toaster and an apartment complex that looks like a tower of Jenga blocks. But when the economy crashed, the project was shelved. Community In A Cube is the first and only part of the project that’s been completed, but FAT’s director tells Dezeen he hopes the structure will spark more development.
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