The Aurland Lookout


Photos: Saunders Architecture

You're looking at the Aurland Lookout in Norway - this amazing structure was designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen of Saunders Architecture, and is part of Norway's effort to get rid of stupid tourists by telling them it's a giant slide, ... er, promote tourism: Link - via svet koji se menja

So, how do they avoid people accidentally falling off the lookout? There's a glass fence:


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What an eyesore. Who would want a giant teapot handle destroying a beautiful landscape. Just an example of "edgy" designers of today making a name for themselves by making hideous architectural abominations that waste material and don't fit in with their surroundings rather than something truly revolutionary.
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