Architects have their work cut out trying to dream up functional aestheticalyl pleasing buildings. These particular buildings though, follow the dream literally. They are castles in the air: imagination made practical, – each of these buildings actually promotes a product. For example, Kansas City Library actually incorporates book like structures into its public parking garage. This might prove an expensive day out if you get a library fine AND a parking fine. But the library car park is not the only building to feature aspects of what it ‘sells or produces;-
When I first saw this building I thought that each drawer was a floor, and puzzled over what furniture would be considered to be ‘top drawer’ and what was tucked away in the bottom drawer, until I found out that Furnitureland South in Jamestown NC USA is more of a sculpture attached to a building. What a great advertisement for the home furnishings is sells though. Directions not needed – just look for the very tallboy – you can’t miss it – 85 foot high!
If you like ice cream and would like to live in an ice cream palace then you could buy one of these Twistee Treat ice cream shops! This firm opened around 90 ice cream parlours between the 1980s and 90s and there’s actually one for sale in Florida (fully stocked). You could always buy a dismantled one and put it back together yourself for 40,000 dollars though. This building wood look refreshing in summer and extra chilly in winter – great fun though 🙂
Images from this interesting article – including more wacky buildings here
More information about the Kansas City Public Library car park and the choice of books used and why here
Furnitureland image from here