I wish we had an amazing institution like the fantastic Karabuk University’s library, in Karabuk, Turkey. Designed to look like a row of giant books on a shelf; it’s obvious from a distance what the building has to offer.
Renowned American architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour coined the term “duck architecture” in their 1972 book Learning from Las Vegas to describe structures whose designs reveal their functions. Here in North America, we used to see many examples of this in kitschy roadside shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, commercial architecture has become boring and uninspiring.