Paper Bag Building

From afar, and in pictures, this just looks like a giant paper bag, but in reality, it’s famed American architect Frank Frank Gehry’s latest project. This building in Australia was officially opened Monday, built at a cost of $138-million, is part of the business school at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Australia’s Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove has called this “the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I’ve ever seen”, and it will house over 1,600 students and staff. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

“The most striking feature of the building is its east-facing sandstone colored, undulating facade. The building is made from 320,000 handmade bricks, set an angles so tricky that one of Australia’s master bricklayers had to come out of retirement to complete the project,” says Gizmag.