It's like weird Buildings
8. Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
The Kunsthaus was built in 2002 by British architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, to put on temporary international exhibitions of modern art. Constructed from steel, foam-glass and acrylics the idea was to create a biomorphic ‘freeform shell’ that, like its exhibits, is continually changing.
Internally the two elevated decks of the museum morph according to who is putting on the shows, and its outside appearance is controlled electronically. Bizarrely, the curving Kunsthaus with its nozzles, snouts and eyes lurking in 17th century Baroque architecture has become a hit with Graz locals. They call it the Friendly Alien