The odd appeal of novelty architecture

Mimetic designs that stand out from the crowd

Stars Insider

08/06/20 | StarsInsider

TRAVEL Mimetic architecture

Novelty architecture, also called mimetic architecture, is a unique type of building known for its unusually literal appearance. These buildings often commemorate an event or serve as an advertisement. They can also copy other famous buildings without any intention of being authentic. The style generally became popular in the United States in the 1930s, though some examples date back to the very beginning of the 20th century. Today, novelty buildings can be admired throughout the world, and serve as visitor attractions in their own right.

Click through the following gallery and admire some of the most unusual architecture ever designed.


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