The Big Duck Architecture

Updated on December 31, 2018 in Architecture Humour 2019

Design a house around this! Iconographic architecture based on popular objects is an eye sore. A building shaped like a big duck, a big basket, and whatnot.

Buildings such as this are classified as follies. However, in architecture the term “duck” is used more specifically to describe buildings that are in the shape of an everyday object they relate to. According the Long Island newspaper Newsday, “The Big Duck has influenced the world of architecture; any building that is shaped like its product is called a ‘duck’. Source: Wikipedia

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