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28 Bar Code Building

Bar Code Building

Posted on November 6, 2006 by team


We’ve already had a thread about strange buildings from Soviet era.

Today we’ve got another piece of strange architecture, now from modern Russia.

That’s a building made in the form of giant bar code, the same bar code we see on all the goods in a supermarket.

It seems to be an office building made of modules.

It’s from St. Petersburg, Russia, and was submitted by Jolq, would somebody be able to read the barcode?

bar code building, russia

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28 Responses to “Bar Code Building”

  1. maxD says:

    it doesn’t mean anything. It has the wrong check digit [last number should be a 6] and if you change it to ‘6’ it’s unknown.

  2. Фил says:

    Where in Petersburg is this?

  3. mikkom says:

    Of course you can read the barcode, it is 15173101 16143151 :-D

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  5. Zero says:

    Maybe this is the building of Art Lebedev Studio, as the barcode is part of their logo ?

  6. someone says:

    Hi.
    This building is about 100m from my home :) Funny to see it here. It really took me a time to understand what thouse numbers mean! Nice design, but wrong place for that (grandmos around don’t get it).

    It’s still under counstruction, but as I know it’s gonna be a simple trade center with usual dress shops and etc.

  7. Shizo says:

    It would make more sense if the building was white.

  8. someone says:

    Not far from there is an Institute called “Bonch”, somebody should post pictures of that crazy building.

  9. Mike says:

    That’s pretty cool. Why are you calling this architecture strange? There is absolutely nothing strange about it?

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  11. quad says:

    Narodnaya st., Saint-Peterburg :)

  12. Фил, it’s near Volodarsky bridge at right side of Neva.

  13. Jab says:

    So, if I read the code with a barcode reader, I can add the building to my shopping cart?

  14. Doctor says:

    The barcode is not a valid UPC or EAN. The middle bars are too thick, there are 11 bars on the left, 10 on the right and they have nothing to do with the 16 digits (in a regular barcode you have 12 bars on each side, not counting the 6 alignment marks, and 12 digits). The digits seem to be just 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 scattered around to make up some nonsense. However, the siding pattern does give you a clear bit stream: 0000101001100100100011100011001000111001001101000011000111110111110001100001011001001110001100100011100110001111001010000

    (Please check, I may have a bit or two wrong.) This might stand for something. Enjoy.

  15. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    If you have a barcode reader of THAT size, you can clearly afford it.

  16. Naser says:

    That is so cool that I wanna take off my nuts (cashews that is…did you think it was something else?) and arrange them in random order so that they look like the barcode illustrated above.

  17. Sethasaurus says:

    It’s their phone number ;)

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