Except instead of seeming menacing, it actually comes across as neat. This is the newly erected schoolhouse for boys at the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. The structure was created by architects McBride Charles Ryan, and is blocked out in black brickwork—accounting for that polished, "carbon fiber" look. (No, unfortunately the facade isn't made of real carbon fiber.) Sitting on a normal, residential street, this thing looks ridiculously cool next to those downright ordinary houses beside it:


Now, grammar school might be a dreadful time under typical circumstances, but I'd imagine that attending classes in a nice place like this might inspire you to take a more positive outlook towards your studies. [McBride Charles Ryan via Designboom]