Candyfloss buildings and Marshmallow Skies

Kansas City Library public parking garage

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;-

Furnitureland South

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 🙂

twistee-treat

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

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8 Responses to “Candyfloss buildings and Marshmallow Skies”

  1. Buildings like this are soooooooooooo cool ! However, I would not go to a hospital so designed.

  2. Fantastic! Love the library parking garage!

  3. Twistee Treet! I lived down the street from one growing up in Orlando, FL. That was a high school ‘hot spot.’ How funny =)

  4. musicman50 Says:

    I like the books at Kansas City but the ice cream one looks a bit ‘cheap’ to me. I wonder what they’d put into the design of a hospital? Eeeeh!

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