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Critics get the hump over hotel design

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A building that forms the focal point of the Ruhrtriennale arts festival in Bochum, Germany has been ridiculed for resembling a couple having sex.

Dubbed ‘architecture porn’ by some commentators, the Domestikator was designed by Atelier Van Lieshout as a hotel for the festival. According to the design studio, the towering structure symbolises the ‘power of humanity, paying homage to the ingenuity and capacity of humans’.


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