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* ''TabletopGame/InvisibleSun'' is set in a dimension of magic, and so if it can be imagined, it can be built. The city of Satyrine in particular boasts streets that shift, disappear, or mirror each other and buildings made of sentient creatures or strange materials such as paper, towers that can float in the air without visible support, or homes that should not be standing that nonetheless manage to remain upright without visible support. The rule of architecture in Satyrine is basically there are no rules.

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* ''TabletopGame/InvisibleSun'' is set in a dimension of magic, and so if it can be imagined, it can be built. The city of Satyrine in particular boasts streets that shift, disappear, or mirror each other and buildings made of sentient creatures or strange materials such as paper, towers that can float in the air without visible support, or homes that should not be standing that nonetheless manage to remain upright without visible support.upright. The rule of architecture in Satyrine is basically there are no rules.

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* ''TabletopGame/InvisibleSun'' is set in a dimension of magic, and so if it can be imagined, it can be built. The city of Satyrine in particular boasts streets that shift, disappear, or mirror each other and buildings made of sentient creatures or strange materials such as paper, towers that can float in the air without visible support, or homes that should not be standing that nonetheless manage to remain upright without visible support. The rule of architecture in Satyrine is basically there are no rules.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Fanfic/WhenTheBrushHitsTheCanvas'', where Link wonders just how the BottomlessPits in the dungeons work and decides to stop thinking about it.


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* In Creator/{{Robin McKinley}}'s ''Literature/RoseDaughter'', the palace of the Beast has a subtly changing floor plan, including changes to interior decoration. The room featuring a star design on the floor, for example, has a different number of corridors branching off from it at different times, and the star design's number of points changes to suit. It is very disorienting to climb stairs within the building, because it makes one more conscious of subtle shifts. Most notable is the room containing the staircase that leads to the roof; its interior cannot be seen, because no light will stay lit within it.

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* In Creator/{{Robin McKinley}}'s Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/RoseDaughter'', the palace of the Beast has a subtly changing floor plan, including changes to interior decoration. The room featuring a star design on the floor, for example, has a different number of corridors branching off from it at different times, and the star design's number of points changes to suit. It is very disorienting to climb stairs within the building, because it makes one more conscious of subtle shifts. Most notable is the room containing the staircase that leads to the roof; its interior cannot be seen, because no light will stay lit within it.



* The eponymous Literature/WaysideSchool.

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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld'': The sanctuary of time appears as a gigantic cubical edifice whose top is crowded with a mess of disparate buildings and with a river doing an eternal, gravity- and entropy-defying circuit of its walls. Its inside, which starts as a chaotic tangle of intersecting stairs and only gets weirder from there, [[EldritchLocation goes way beyond just bizarre]].


Can also apply to vehicles too. Compare AlienGeometries, NotDrawnToScale, BenevolentArchitecture, and MalevolentArchitecture. Taken to the extreme, this can result in a man-made EldritchLocation. If looking for Creator/MCEscher, head on down to TrueArtIsIncomprehensible by way of the stairwell which goes upward until it loops on itself. Also note {{Zeerust}}, as the decades around the middle 20th century contain several prominent real-life examples.

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Can also apply to vehicles too. Compare AlienGeometries, NotDrawnToScale, BenevolentArchitecture, MalevolentArchitecture, and MalevolentArchitecture.UnnaturallyLoopingLocation. Taken to the extreme, this can result in a man-made EldritchLocation. If looking for Creator/MCEscher, head on down to TrueArtIsIncomprehensible by way of the stairwell which goes upward until it loops on itself. Also note {{Zeerust}}, as the decades around the middle 20th century contain several prominent real-life examples.


* ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''. The fictitious Hollywood Tower Hotel that the ride is set in is full of numerous irregularities and paradoxes in the layout, which is to be expected in a ride themed after ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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* ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''. The fictitious Hollywood Tower Hotel that the ride is set in is full of numerous irregularities and paradoxes in the layout, which is to be expected in a ride themed after ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.

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* ''Webcomic/TheRedac'' introduces a house shaped like a giant toilet in Chapter 9.


* In the ''LIterature/NurseryCrime'' series, there was a brief trend for "surrealist architecture". The most famous example is Castle Sponng, whose highlights include a driveway with speedbumps that play ''Jeruselum'', a room that rotates around an axis, making visitors feel that [[GravityScrew gravity has gone wrong]], and a banquet hall with a large mirror at the far end [[spoiler: which is actually a window to a mirror-image banquet hall, creating the impression that the visitor [[NoReflection doesn't have a reflection]]]].

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* In the ''LIterature/NurseryCrime'' series, there was a brief trend for "surrealist architecture". The most famous example is Castle Sponng, whose highlights include a driveway with speedbumps that play ''Jeruselum'', a room that rotates around an axis, making visitors feel that [[GravityScrew gravity has gone wrong]], and a banquet hall with a large mirror at the far end [[spoiler: which is actually a window to a mirror-image banquet hall, creating the impression that the visitor [[NoReflection [[MissingReflection doesn't have a reflection]]]].


* In the ''LIterature/NurseryCrime'' series, there was a brief trend for "surrealist architecture". The most famous example is Castle Sponng, whose highlights include a driveway with speedbumps that play ''Jeruselum'', a room that rotates around an axis, making visitors feel that [[GravityScrew gravity has gone wrong]], and a banquet hall with a large mirror at the far end [[spoiler: which is actually a window to a mirror-image banquet hall, creating the impression that the visitor doesn't have a reflection]].

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* In the ''LIterature/NurseryCrime'' series, there was a brief trend for "surrealist architecture". The most famous example is Castle Sponng, whose highlights include a driveway with speedbumps that play ''Jeruselum'', a room that rotates around an axis, making visitors feel that [[GravityScrew gravity has gone wrong]], and a banquet hall with a large mirror at the far end [[spoiler: which is actually a window to a mirror-image banquet hall, creating the impression that the visitor [[NoReflection doesn't have a reflection]].reflection]]]].

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* In the ''LIterature/NurseryCrime'' series, there was a brief trend for "surrealist architecture". The most famous example is Castle Sponng, whose highlights include a driveway with speedbumps that play ''Jeruselum'', a room that rotates around an axis, making visitors feel that [[GravityScrew gravity has gone wrong]], and a banquet hall with a large mirror at the far end [[spoiler: which is actually a window to a mirror-image banquet hall, creating the impression that the visitor doesn't have a reflection]].


* TheNewTens remake of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals rather than the original series's MouseWorld. So instead of having an HQ inside a pillar box, DM is based in a skyscraper ... which is shaped like a giant pillar box for no apparent reason. The opening episode also establishes London as the city of weird-shaped glass buildings (using a mix of real ones like the Gherkin and parodies like the Tennis Racquet) before DM's supersonic FlyingCar shatters them all.



* TheNewTens remake of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals rather than the original series's MouseWorld. So instead of having an HQ inside a pillar box, DM is based in a skyscraper ... which is shaped like a giant pillar box for no apparent reason. The opening episode also establishes London as the city of weird-shaped glass buildings (using a mix of real ones like the Gherkin and parodies like the Tennis Racquet) before DM's supersonic FlyingCar shatters them all.

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* TheNewTens remake of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishfart}}'' is set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals rather than the original series's MouseWorld. So instead of having an HQ inside a pillar box, DM is based magical city, so it's everywhere. Skyscrapers are wrapped in enormous beanstalks or have giant toadstools growing on them; [[EyesDoNotBelongThere there's a skyscraper ... which is shaped like building covered in eyeballs]]; a giant pillar box for no apparent reason. The opening episode also establishes London as bird's nest on top of the city of weird-shaped glass buildings (using a mix of real ones like airport; and the Gherkin and parodies like the Tennis Racquet) before DM's supersonic FlyingCar shatters them all.comic book shop grows chicken legs to run about when not tended to properly!

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the Sky Labyrinth from the Grand Magic Games Arc, as well as Pandemonium.

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* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'': ''Pleasant Goat Fun Class'' takes place in a building that has a spinning flower and a giant pencil.


* [[ https://www.boredpanda.com/palace-of-mystery-quinta-da-regaleira-by-taylor-moore/ Quinta da Regaleira]] in Sintra, Portugal, started as just a nice romantic palace, until it fell into the hands of wealthy student/philanthropist/occultist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Augusto_Carvalho_Monteiro Carvalho Monteiro]]. He [[https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-ancient-places-europe/masonic-initiation-wells-quinta-da-regaleira-002263 redesigned it]] as [[http://www.akicederberg.com/new-page-1 a deliberately confusing but beautiful complex]] of graceful carvings, spiral staircases, stained glass windows, lofty pinnacles, gargoyles and swirls, and decor related to ceremonial magic, Rosicrucianism, and Masonic rites. It has two underground shrines, commonly termed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emP9JzlCOhk initiation wells]], with Tarot symbolism, and a regular Roman Catholic chapel. The parkland around the palace has a ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' ambience of wild woods, winding paths, statues of nymphs and animals, and many fountains.

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* [[ https://www.[[https://www.boredpanda.com/palace-of-mystery-quinta-da-regaleira-by-taylor-moore/ Quinta da Regaleira]] in Sintra, Portugal, started as just a nice romantic palace, until it fell into the hands of wealthy student/philanthropist/occultist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Augusto_Carvalho_Monteiro Carvalho Monteiro]]. He [[https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-ancient-places-europe/masonic-initiation-wells-quinta-da-regaleira-002263 redesigned it]] as [[http://www.akicederberg.com/new-page-1 a deliberately confusing but beautiful complex]] of graceful carvings, spiral staircases, stained glass windows, lofty pinnacles, gargoyles and swirls, and decor related to ceremonial magic, Rosicrucianism, and Masonic rites. It has two underground shrines, commonly termed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emP9JzlCOhk initiation wells]], with Tarot symbolism, and a regular Roman Catholic chapel. The parkland around the palace has a ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' ambience of wild woods, winding paths, statues of nymphs and animals, and many fountains.

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