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19 Dec 2014

Carefully disguised as university buildings, museums, egg-shaped beach huts and mixed-use office buildings, they're lurking in our midst. MAD architects designing a museum for the director of Star Wars – could there be a bigger clue? Or maybe onoffice has been at the mulled wine. Beam us up Scotty. 

All hail the mothership

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Santiago Calatrava's Innovation, Science + Technology Building, Florida Polytechnic University

Status: completed

 

A surreal sight beneath the Northern Lights

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Waterstudio's Krystal Hotel, floating off the coast of Norway

Set for completion in 2017

 

Alien spaceship disguised as mixed-use office building

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TheeAe's Cube Biometric Centre, Hong Kong

Status: completed

 

Spacecraft most like a cycle helmet

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Zaha Hadid's Alwakrah Stadium, Qatar

Status: set for completion in 2022

 

Landing on the Yoon

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Yoon Space Design's Albang egg beach huts, South Korea

Status: completed

 

This is ground control to Major Tom

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Atelier 8000's kežmarské hut, Slovakia

Status: competition entry

 

Crystal maze for the 21st century

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NBBJ's Amazon HQ, Seattle

Status: approved

 

UFO or WTF?

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BIG's extension to Audemar Pignet's HQ, Switzerland

Status: completed

 

Flying saucer or silver donut?

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Foster + Partner's £5m Apple campus, Cupertino

Status: set for completion in 2016

 

Mad prepares for the Return of the Jedi

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MAD's George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Chicago

Status: On hold 

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