March 29, 2013

7 Strangest Building Architecture in the World

If you’re bored seeing a typical building structure in your place, why not go around the world and see this 7 strangest (but beautifully crafted and awesome!) building architectures developed by man? We recommend this list based on its physical structures, strange looks and out-of-this world architecture (almost!):

1. Dynamic Tower (Dubai, UAE) -– Have you ever seen a building that actually rotates, moves and changes its shape? This 80-storey tower is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments that spin 360 degrees at a voice command by means of 79 power generating wind turbines located on every floor. Dynamic Tower was being designed by Italian architect David Fisher.

2. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada) -– This 238,500 sq. ft. property areas was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie for the 1967 World Fair. It was basically composed of 354 cubes that build up on one another to form 148 residences. Habitat 67 became a heritage site giving a historic monument status by the Quebec Minister of Culture on March 27, 2009.

3. WonderWorks (Pigeon Forge, USA) -– WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a 55,000 square feet amusement park with over 150 interactive exhibit. The physical structure of this building was a concept of architect Terry Nicholson with a concept like it was picked up by a strong weather and dropped down in Tennessee, USA. When you enter the building, everything will be upside down.

4. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) -– Primarily located in the Rezydent shopping center of Sopot, Poland, the Crooked House was inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. The 4,000 square meter building was designed by the Polish architech Szotynscy Zaleski and considered as the most photographed building the country.  

5. House Attack (Vienna, Austria) -- The result of the combined architectural concept made by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm and the Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) was the artistic installation of “House Attack” outside the building of MUMOK. Wurm takes simple concepts and simply adds physical deformation to the trick eye and the mind. The concept beyond is a family house which hits the frontage of the museum like a bomb. This strange architecture opened last October 19, 2006.

6. Dancing House (Prague, Czech Republic) -– Originally named as The House of Fred and Ginger (after the famous dancer Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), Dancing House was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The building is an example of deconstructivist architecture, with an unusual shape. Dancing House was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996 at Raśín’s riverbank.

7. The Church of Hallgrimur (Reykjavik, Iceland) -– The Hallgrímskirkja (the church of Hallgrímur) established in 1986 by the state architect Guốjón Samúelsson is considered as the largest church in Iceland and sixth tallest architectural structure in the country. The Lutheran parish church is 244 ft (74.5 metres) and a structure designed to resemble the basalt lava flows of Iceland’s landscape.

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