Thinking well within the box—or maybe it's so obvious it's genius?—Korean architects UAD and Charlie Smith Design drafted this plan for the Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, South Korea, which looks, well, like a 10-story purse. The BagStage building—about as subtle as a colossal picnic basket in Ohio, a giant piano and violin in China, or any of the other buildings in the world's menagerie of structures made to look like something else—has an all-glass facade, some rather contemporary interiors, and, of course, a suh-weet set of giant loop handles. It all houses a collection of 300-plus handbags, some of which date to the 16th century, as well as retail space and a designer studio. Next stop? How about an all-Burberry house? More photos of the museum, below.
· A Building Dedicated To Handbags That Looks Like? A Handbag? [Architizer]
· Nine Nutso Buildings Disguised to Look Like Other Things [Curbed National]
· Behold Norway's Mind-Blowing Burberry-Patterned House [Curbed National]