10 Most Unique Buildings in the World
There are a lot of unique and interesting things around us in our world today. I would like to share with you some of the unique buildings I’ve discovered along the way.
This residential complex can be found in Darmstadt, Germany. The U-shaped building is quite unique as it rises like a ramp and has grass, shrubs, flowers and trees planted on its roof. Of the 1,000 windows, no two are the same and trees grow out many of them. At the highest point, there are 12 floors. It was completed in 2000 and designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
This bubble house is located in France. Architect, Antti Lovag is committed to the concept of organic architecture and thus inspired to create buildings resembling shapes and forms found in nature. A few of these bubble houses can be found along the coast of France.
The Crooked House
Located in Sopot, Poland, the crooked house was constructed in 2003. The buildings’ design was inspired by a famous child book illustrator Jan Marcin and Swedish painter, Per Dahlbergs’ pictures and paintings.
Kansas City Public Library
In Newton, Kansas, there is a library that’s made to look like a giant bookshelf.
Ferdinand Cheval Palace
Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent 33 years building his “Ideal Palace.” He begun building in April 1879. He claimed that he tripped on a stone and was inspired by its shape. He returned to the same spot and begun collecting stones. For the next 33 years, during his daily mail route, Cheval carried stones from his delivery route and at home and used them to build his palace. The palace is a mix of different styles with inspirations from the Bible and Hindu mythology.
The Dancing House
The Dancing House was designed by Vlado Milunic in 1992 and was completed in 1996. It was built in hopes of becoming a center of cultural activity. It was originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers). On the roof is a French restaurant and the building has other multinational firms, but the plans for the cultural center was not realized.
It is located in Barcelona, Spain.
The Longaberger Basket
This is the world’s largest picnic basket and it serves as a home office for The Longaberger Company. It’s located in Newark, Ohio. Dave Longaberger is the founder of the company. This basket was completed in 1997 and in 1998 it won the prestigious build Ohio award.
Hang Nga Guesthouse: Crazy House
Like a Disney animation of a Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, a bizarre southern Vietnam hotel built by the daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s right hand man. It’s as if it was sculpted by Salvador Dali on the grounds of a classic French colonial villa. It has little bridges and oddly shaped corridors all linking together like a mini maze.
Bahai House of Worship
The Indian Bahai Temple is found in New Delhi, India. The Architect designed it to reflect the blossoming of the lotus of which the Jewel is found.