Part of what makes Japan so cool is its devotion to robots, real and imagined. That's why it should be no surprise to walk down a Tokyo street and find something like the giant Gundam Building crouching in the middle of the dense metropolis.
Designed by architect Makoto Sei Watanabe and unveiled in Shibuya in 1990, the building, quietly hidden in one of the denser parts of Tokyo, serves as the home for Aoyama Technical College. According to Watanabe, the Gundam Building is what future cities will look like. Living and working inside giant transforming robots? Uhm...yes, please! You can see more of the design philosophy behind the construction the Gundam Building here.