8 amazing buildings that look like cameras

Two citizens watch a camera-shaped public toilet in Shiqiaopu Street on February 7, 2014 in Chonqging, China
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Did you know that there are lots of buildings around the world that are designed to look like cameras? We have been looking out for pictures of the best, and are now ready to show you eight of our favorites.

Making buildings look like other objects has been popular for over a hundred years. Known by programmatic or novelty architecture, people have designed buildings to look like a fish, a bottle, a piano, a donut, or even a pipe-smoking bulldog!

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.