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The similarities are definitely there, this is an interesting look at where he may have derived influences, though I've never seen these sort of things cited in anything about him. I agree, I'd like to visit these, the filtered lighting on the inside must be beautiful.
The shapes are amazing! Wouldn't mind going there myself.
Supposedly this style of building was modeled after termites nests. its creators were originally nomadic people, and when they needed to construct a permanent structure, like the mosque in the middle pic, they looked to the long, pointy towers that termites build...
wow the shapes are awesome, it almost doesnt seem lifesize..like at any moment gumby can come walking outbespok.