Have you ever encountered a building and kept wondering, how could they build like this? Somewhere, and someday in your life, you will come across some unusual buildings that will make you astounded and confused, but also you will get highly inspired by these buildings.
The architecture has needed a long time to reach today’s developments. It has so many ways to affect your life either you were living in a small village or a large city. Developers and civil engineers have gathered to make the neighboring areas into yield results.
More than that, there are probably some architects who are working in different ways to grow your area, whether through new buildings or a completely new place. But guess what would happen if an artist or architect thinks out of the box and looks beyond the essential functions of the building, when this architect is genuinely creative and goofy a bit, perhaps.
Usually, you get an impressive, iconic, and enticing building. And this is what we needed nowadays, intended buildings with an imaginative and even a chaotic touch, we need buildings that will make us do a double-take.
While reading this, you are probably asking yourself, why to create buildings like this? So as we mentioned above, architecture has a huge role in our life and also it is important for many reasons.
First, the area of architecture that might be ignored by normal passengers is its economics. Architects are striving to create a less costly building flawlessly, but the building at a low cost will lead to economic flow to the neighboring area, town, or city. Would people besides the city visit my building? The ones outside my city, would they be interested in my building? Second, architectures have a particular function in the general quality of life in the surrounding area.
1. Krzywy Domek
Location: Sopot, Poland
This extraordinary shopping center seems like it is from Alice and Wonderland or it has been twisted by space-time, depending on the perspective of your culture. This unusual mall was built by the Polish artists Szotyscy and Zaleski which were inspired by Jane Marcin Szancer as well as Per Dahlberg’s the fairy-tale illustrations drawings.
So it is a cartoonlike building. It had completed in 4004, and it appears like it has been crushed together. Krzywy Domek shopping center has so many features, such as the enticing colored glass entrances, stone elevation decors, and the window frames which are decorated with sandstone.
This mall is almost cartoonish, and it is considered among the most symbolic buildings in the whole world.
2. The Capital Hill Residence
Location: Moscow, Russia
The world has been always dazed by work of the departed artist Zaha Hadid, she has created the most unforgettable architectural buildings in recent history. You probably know some of her works, but do you know a bit about the Capital Hill Residence? It appears like something from a star war film and it looks like a real spaceship. Actually, it is her only private residential home, the 140 million dollar project.
Zaha Hadid’s private residential home is located 3 Kilometers outside Moscowin the Barvikha forest. This building was evolved by wealthy real estate developer Vladislav Doronin. It is 36,000 square feet, partly immersed underground. This home dream featured an enticing tower with 360-degree views of the surrounding area. An idol tower for a Bond villain.
3. Casa Batlló
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gaudi is also among the most inspiring architects in history. Antoni’s designs were a combination of natural and organic structures which add a very unique look, and Casa Batllo is among those buildings that he designed. This building was originally built in 1817 and Antoni took over its restoration.
Check out his home, and you will notice that it is full of his signatures, the components that make his home special are Catalan Art Nouveau, ceramics, stone, as forger iron as well as some unique features of the building contain bone- like columns on the front giving the building a local nickname of
Casa de Los Ossos ( House of Bones).
4. Dancing House
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
The history of this building is really impressive. In the 1945n the 19th century this building was destroyed in the bombing of Prague city. After passing so many years, the dancing house proceeded to take its place. In 1994 the house dancing was constructed by the cooperative team Croatian-Czech architected, Vlado Milunic, and Canadian architect Frank Gehry.
When the architectural building was designed by the powerhouse, it received many complaints and became more disputed by the conservative Czech people. But even these obstacles, would ultimately welcome all the people around the world as well as its regional Czech audience. Do you know from where did it get this name? The answer is the architecture building is presumed to convey a pair of dances moving jointly across the dance floor.
What featured the dancing house is the gallery, the elegant coffee shop with views of Prague, and the luxury and highly rated French restaurant.
5. Flatiron Building
Location: New York City
When you will travel to New York City, don’t forget to visit and take pictures in front of the floating building. This Historic building is considered among the most symbolic buildings on this list. It was officially opened in 1902, standing 87 meters high and 22 floors. The most thing that catches the eye of the visitors is the huge width of the floating building. As it is one of the first skyscrapers in New York, it appears as it divides this latter city.
6. 0-14 Tower
Dubai as you might know is the origin of the tallest building in the world. Seven-star hotel which is the only human-made archipelago modeled after the seven continents.
The 22-story commercial tower has a very distinguished design, it is sitting on a two-story podium smoothly, its lace opening design is created by its 40 centimeter-thick specific shell punctured by more than 1,300 openings that make a lace-like impact on the foundation’s façade. Regardless of the aesthetics, the shell plays a very concrete function, it acts as a sunscreen, open to light, air, and views. There is also solar technology to make it renewable.
7. Louis Vuitton Foundation
In France, Louis Vuitton is among the most famous foundations in Paris city. It is an art museum and cultural center advocated by the LVMH group, this non-profit foundation costs a massive and enormous $140 million, and in recent years, it has become a center of the most important cultural, design, and art exhibition.
If you went to France, Paris and you didn’t visit this wonderful building, you will miss a lot of amazing things and memories.
The Aqua building was designed by the architect Jeanne Gang, it was first constructed in 2007 and finally completed in 2009. What features this odd foundation is it has more than 50.000 square meters in floor area, for shops and offices it stands 250 meters tall.
The concrete panels give the building its unique sculptural appearance that is similar to the fluidity of water under the right sunlight.
Aqua is the tallest building that was designed by a woman.
9. La Sagrada Familia
Location: Barcelona, Spain
La Sagrada Familia is among the most famous buildings, it gathers every detail of Gaudi’s creativity. Since this building is the most iconic foundation in the world it attracts hundreds of thousands of people per year.
The building contains those organic features seen in Gaudí’s work combining the Gothic style with curved Art Nouveau forms and his own geometric style. Whenever you have the chance to visit La Sagrada Familia just do it because it is now going through reconstruction and some predict that it will be completed in 2026.
10. The Blur Building
Location: Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The reason behind the appearance of Blur building is the Swiss Expo in 2002. It grabbed the headlines in the whole world for its very literal atmospheric architecture, when you walk on this building you feel as you walk into a cloud.
The great accomplishment of this foundation is that the main construction material of the building is water. Upon entering the cloudy building via a 400-foot bridge, the hazy terrain is created by pumping water from the surrounding lake with 30,000 high-pressure nozzles.
If your big dream is walking on a cloud, the Blur building is your chance.
11. The Lotus Temple
Location: Delhi, India
It was created by the Iranian designer Fariborz Sahba, designing on the shape of lotus to gather several religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
Around 10,000 visitors come to visit this exceptional building every day and it is a larger network of religion constructing that is located in Sydney in Australia, Panama City in Panama, Apia in Western Samoa, Kampala in Uganda, Frankfurt in Germany and in the USA.
Keep in your mind to visit this place when you are in Delhi.
12. The Piano House
Location: Location: Huainan City, China
The piano house is exceedingly famous across the region, and it is nicknamed the “romantic building in China”. This architectural building had completed in 2007, and now it receives a large number of people around the world. It is distinguished by its violin-shaped building as well as the violin attaching to what appears like the largest piano in the world. In reality, the violin shape acts as an entrance point to the piano style building featured by stairs and escalators.
This foundation has come to fruition by architectural students at Heft University of technology, those students were helped by the Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project to enhance the economy as well as tourism of the city. Currently, this building is for the musician trainers that attend local colleges in the area and is a huge tourist place.
13. Dynamic Tower
It is like a staircase to heaven!
Indeed, this unparalleled building spirals towards the sky. This durable milestone in Dubai is considered among the most elegant and exotic in our odd list, this dynamic tower called the eco-friendly building. It is true that it has 80 plus floors, but it is not what features this building, it is distinguished by these floors which can rotate by themselves, the thing that gives this skyscraper a living and breathing architecture touch.
Another fact to know about this rotating tower is that before its foundation at its original building site, it was built at a factory, this process has helped in cutting labor and wasting costs. More thing to be aware of is this building is solar, wind-powered, and its wind turbines local between two sequential floors.