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World's Strangest Buildings

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These odd, eye-popping structures—in England, China, and elsewhere—are worth a detour.

Container City II, London

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There have since been many copycats, but this colorful addition to the original “container city” (the first modular live/work structure of its kind when it was built in 2001) at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands stands out as an example of sustainable architecture (80 percent of the combined building is created from recycled shipping containers and other materials). Completed in 2002, its ziggurat shape and brightly colored exteriors, not surprisingly, have attracted many artists, who live and work here today.
Travel + Leisure Staff

World's Strangest Buildings

Container City II, London

There have since been many copycats, but this colorful addition to the original “container city” (the first modular live/work structure of its kind when it was built in 2001) at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands stands out as an example of sustainable architecture (80 percent of the combined building is created from recycled shipping containers and other materials). Completed in 2002, its ziggurat shape and brightly colored exteriors, not surprisingly, have attracted many artists, who live and work here today.
Travel + Leisure Staff

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