The Most Unusual Buildings in the World
The most unusual buildings in the world
- The National Center for the Performing Arts – This opera house in Beijing is called the Giant Egg of the People’s Republic of China. This is basically an ellipsoid dome made with glass and titanium which is quite similar to the shape of triwa watches that are made with an cutting edge technology. Outside of it is a man-made lake. The seating capacity here is of 5,452 people in three halls which are almost 12,000 square meters in area. The French architect Paul Andreu did the designing of this building and it took nearly six years for the structure to be fully erected.
- The Stone House in Portugal – it looks a lot like the home of the Flintstones. Erected between two rocks, the architecture of this is very impressive. This house was encroached upon by certain thieves and after this, bullet resistant windows and a steel door were placed here. The insides of the house are very comfortable and there is a fireplace to boot.
- Dancing building, Czech Republic – this is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The whole ambience of the structure is such that the buildings seem to be hugging each other for a dance. The building was designed by Vlado Milunic in association with Frank Gehry.
- The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil – this building really gives an air of one which is from somewhere in the region of outer space. Built in 1996, it was designed Oscar Niemey along with Bruno Contarini. The building is all of sixteen meters in height and the diameter of the cupola is 50 meters.
- La Pedrera of Spain is also called the Casa Mila. It is situated in the city of Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaudi and is considered as something very out of the box.
- The Crooked House, Poland – this is located in Sopot and is really very much out of the ordinary. Built in the year 2003, its design is based on the pictorial content provided by Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. The house looks as if it comes straight out of a cartoon film, as is reported. However, its designing is all crooked with somewhat symmetry and hence, it appears as if it something really, really unusual.
- Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada – this is a complex of buildings which look somewhat like a display of a selection of cubes which children play with. However, there is something really different about its appearance and it has to be seen to be believed. Its architect was Moshe Safdie.
- Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building of Germany – this was completed in the year 2000 and is a building with a green roof looking somewhat like a spiral. Overall, it seems very comfy and yet it retains a lot of charm. Its designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser is also an artist and thus it seems very artistic in its pattern.
- Cubic Houses of Rotterdam, Netherlands – these were designed by Piet Blom. They are cubes, based in differing angles over hexagon formed pylons. Thus, the overall effect is that of a trees making up an entire forest of sorts!