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22nd Feb '17 12:06:41 PM BeerBaron
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*** The Ministry of Truth is literally a hollowed-out giant rock that a [[MadGod certain Daedric Prince]] threw down from Oblivion onto the [[{{Egopolis}} city of Vivec]], stopped in its tracks by the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]], [[FloatingContinent several hundred feet over]] the largest and holiest temple in Vvardenfell.

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*** The Ministry of Truth is literally a hollowed-out giant rock that a [[MadGod certain Daedric Prince]] [[ColonyDrop threw down down]] from Oblivion onto the [[{{Egopolis}} city of Vivec]], stopped in its tracks by the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]], [[FloatingContinent several hundred feet over]] the largest and holiest temple in Vvardenfell.
22nd Feb '17 9:22:19 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' uses this for the Oblivion Gates and the outdoor architecture in Oblivion (though less so indoors). The Shivering Isles expansion pack has architecture that is [[IncrediblyLamePun often just as sane.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has both Daedric ruins, which are full of weird angles, and Telvani towers, which are giant mushrooms used as buildings.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** Daedric shrines are designed in some downright [[AlienGeometries impossible ways]].
*** The [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] council district in Ald'Ruhn is situated in Under-Skar, the hollowed-out exoskeleton of a [[GiantEnemyCrab humongous sentient crab]] known as Skar.
*** The wizards of [[EvilSorcerer House Telvanni]] don't care much for actually building structures. Instead, they grow them out of [[FungusHumongous giant mushrooms]] whose growth is facilitated by the [[YourSoulIsMine trapped souls]] of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent powerful Daedra]].
*** The Ministry of Truth is literally a hollowed-out giant rock that a [[MadGod certain Daedric Prince]] threw down from Oblivion onto the [[{{Egopolis}} city of Vivec]], stopped in its tracks by the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]], [[FloatingContinent several hundred feet over]] the largest and holiest temple in Vvardenfell.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''
uses this for the Oblivion Gates and the outdoor architecture in Oblivion (though less so indoors). The Shivering Isles expansion pack has architecture that is [[IncrediblyLamePun often just as sane.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has both Daedric ruins, which are full of weird angles, and Telvani towers, which are giant mushrooms used as buildings.
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18th Feb '17 6:40:25 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* Gruntilda's Lair in ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is a castle shaped like the game's BigBad Gruntilda Winkybunion's head, with her hat acting as a tower on top of which the final battle is fought.
30th Jan '17 2:41:08 PM malter
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has Flipsville Galaxy, which looks like a suburban house built by a [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs completely stoned]] intergalactic architect.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'':
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Flipsville Galaxy, which Galaxy looks like a suburban house built by a [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs completely stoned]] intergalactic architect.architect.
** Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet is Bowser's Castle if it was designed by Creator/MCEscher.
19th Jan '17 8:13:34 PM PaulA
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** ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Castle of the Silver Wheel]]''. If you visit various portions of the complex in a specified order, pattern spells associated with them act as magical shortcuts (e.g., if you go through the double arch behind the South Tower after visiting various courtyards, buildings, and gardens in a certain order, you will find yourself on the ''opposite'' side of the castle rather than in the place just beyond the arch).
** Dame Ceinwen's house is sometimes in the Marshes-Between-Here-and-There (as in ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'') and sometimes in other places. It seems to be BiggerOnTheInside, although it's hard to tell, since someone inside the house can never quite see all of the room he or she is standing in.

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** ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Castle of the Silver Wheel]]''. ''Literature/TheCastleOfTheSilverWheel'': If you visit various portions of the complex in a specified order, pattern spells associated with them act as magical shortcuts (e.g., if you go through the double arch behind the South Tower after visiting various courtyards, buildings, and gardens in a certain order, you will find yourself on the ''opposite'' side of the castle rather than in the place just beyond the arch).
** Dame Ceinwen's house is sometimes in the Marshes-Between-Here-and-There (as in ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'') ''Literature/TheGrailAndTheRing'') and sometimes in other places. It seems to be BiggerOnTheInside, although it's hard to tell, since someone inside the house can never quite see all of the room he or she is standing in.
19th Jan '17 4:50:25 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* If the economical crisis had not scrapped that project[[note]]New plans are to build a tall tower in the style of the other four ones of the inmediate [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_Torres_Business_Area Cuatro Torres Business Area]][[/note]], UsefulNotes/{{Madrid}}, Spain's capital, would have had the [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_Internacional_de_Convenciones_de_Madrid Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Madrid]], a 120 meters-tall round building described as a "rising Sun". However it did not took very long to find an alternate name for [[http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/varo69/rendercompletonoche.jpg it]]

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* If the economical crisis had not scrapped that project[[note]]New plans are to build a tall tower in the style of the other four ones of the inmediate [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_Torres_Business_Area Cuatro Torres Business Area]][[/note]], UsefulNotes/{{Madrid}}, Spain's capital, would have had the [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_Internacional_de_Convenciones_de_Madrid Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Madrid]], a 120 meters-tall round building described as a "rising Sun". However it did not took take very long to find an alternate name for [[http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/varo69/rendercompletonoche.jpg it]]it]] (Mmmmmm... cheese).
19th Jan '17 4:48:19 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has its share too. One notable example is Ascani, the main city of Bellafonte (sort of FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Italy), built almost entirely over platforms sustained by massive rocky columns that are connected using a lot of footbridges and rams.

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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has its share too. One notable example is Ascani, the main city of Bellafonte (sort of FantasyCounterpartCulture of medieval Italy), built almost entirely over platforms sustained by massive rocky columns that are connected using a lot of footbridges and rams. Oh, as it's descibed as having a population of several hundred thousand.


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* If the economical crisis had not scrapped that project[[note]]New plans are to build a tall tower in the style of the other four ones of the inmediate [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_Torres_Business_Area Cuatro Torres Business Area]][[/note]], UsefulNotes/{{Madrid}}, Spain's capital, would have had the [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_Internacional_de_Convenciones_de_Madrid Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Madrid]], a 120 meters-tall round building described as a "rising Sun". However it did not took very long to find an alternate name for [[http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/varo69/rendercompletonoche.jpg it]]
19th Dec '16 12:10:13 AM Arachnos
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKiiur1LGo this]] ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'' MMD fanimation, Eientei is depicted as an enormous, intimidating and jumbled mess with myriads of windows and some sections that seem to be tilted on their side. On the inside, it is equally distorted, not to mention stuffed with traps. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because [[spoiler:the whole fight is actually a [[MindRape hallucination]] induced by [[MoonRabbit Reisen]], and when the real Eientei is shown at the very end of the animation, it is perfectly normal.]]
12th Dec '16 10:17:03 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/WarhammerTheEndTimesVermintide'' has The Wizard's Tower, a convoluted labyrinth where the party must eventually walk on bookshelves and open chests on the ceiling.
8th Dec '16 7:03:05 AM Allronix
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* [[http://www.cityimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/SeattlePublicLibrary.jpg The main branch of the Seattle Public Library]] is rather unusual looking. The interior is equally strange, but grand. More or less conventional on the first four floors (aside from that ''massive'' lecture hall/auditorium taking up a large chunk of those floors), but the non-fiction section on floors 5-9 is set up as a ''spiral.'' You can use the escalators, stairs, or elevators to go to the part of the Dewey Decimal System you want, or just follow the path upward as your browse. The top floor is all for local history, a reading area, and a massive observation area that lets you look out over downtown.

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* [[http://www.cityimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/SeattlePublicLibrary.jpg [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Public_Library The main branch of the Seattle Public Library]] is rather unusual looking. The interior is equally strange, but grand. More or less conventional on the first four floors (aside from that ''massive'' lecture hall/auditorium taking up a large chunk of those floors), but the non-fiction section on floors 5-9 is set up as a ''spiral.'' You can use the escalators, stairs, or elevators to go to the part of the Dewey Decimal System you want, or just follow the path upward as your browse. The top floor is all for local history, a reading area, and a massive observation area that lets you look out over downtown.
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