The World most amazing buildings

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 | In Creative & Collections |

In the late 20th century many new concept was included in the compass of both Architecture and design. As it is transparent that Architectural works are perceived as cultural and political symbols and work of art. Many cities, regions and cultures continue to identify themselves with their architectural monuments around the world. Below are the most amazing building on the globe.

Basket building @ United States
Basket Building 2

Basket Building 1
Founder of the Longaberger company, Dave Longaberger has been built home office into a giant basket to house the entire corporate offices of the company. Dave believed the idea was one of his best and would draw attention to the company, while simultaneously helping to build their brand. However, when he started spreading the idea of building a home office that was notorious practical joker. Not only did the bankers, architects and construction companies not take Dave seriously, neither did many of the employees who worked for the Longaberger company, but Dave persevered. The dream was achieved on December 17, 1997 when the home office that is designed to resemble a basket finally opened for business.

The Dancing House @ Czech Republic
The Dancing House 1

The Dancing House 2
The dancing house is the nickname given to an office building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The construction started in 1994 and was finished in 1996. It is the very non-traditional design was controversial at the time but Czech president had supported it and hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

On the roof is a French restaurant with magnificent view of the city. The building’s other tenants include several multinational firms. The plans for a cultural center were not realized, because it is situate next to a very busy road and forced air circulation making the interior somewhat less pleasant for its occupants.

The Piano House @ China
The Piano House 1

The Piano House 2
This unique piano house was built recently in An Hui Province, China. Inside of the violin is the escalator to the building. The building displays various city plans and development prospects in an effort to draw interest into the recently developed area.

Kansas city library @ United States
Kansas City Library 1

Kansas City Library 2
Kansas City Library has one seriously cool facade. Local residents were asked to nominate influential books that represent Kansas city, humongous versions of the winning nominations were then used as the exterior of the library car park.

The Robot Building @ Thailand
The Robot Building 1

The Robot Building 2
The robot building that located in the Sathorn business district of Bangkok, Thailand, house United Overseas Bank’s bangkok headquarters. It was designed for the bank of Asia by Sumet Jumsai to reflect the computerization of banking; its architecture is a reaction against neoclassical and high tech postmodern architecture.

The building’s features such as progressively receding walls, antennae and eyes contribute to its robotic appearance and to its practical function. Completed in 1986, the building is one of the last example of modern architecture in Bangkok and has garnered international critical acclaim.

The Blue Building @ Netherlan
The Blue Building 1

The Blue Building 2
This was one of the most unseen blocks of houses in Rotterdam and by applying a layer of only two micron of blue paint onto it, make it became Rotterdam’s most photographed one. The agreement with the neighborhood is that the block will remain blue as long as there is not a new plan for the area.

The Astra House @ Germany
The Astra House
The strange building is actually a brewery in Hamburg, Germany. The floors can move up or down on it’s skinny column core. As of now, the unique building has been destroyed. One of it’s more famous beer brands was recently bought by a big refreshment corporation and that beer brand was called Astra.

The Crooked House @ Poland
The Crooked House 1

The Crooked House 2
Polish architect of the Crooked House, Szotynscy Zaleski was inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and the drawings of the Swedish artist. The most photographed building in Poland, the 4,000 square meter house is located in Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland.

Sam Kee Building, the Six feet deep world’s thinnest @ Canada
Sam Kee Building 1

Sam Kee Building 2
The Sam Kee building is situated at 8 West Pender Street. It runs from the corner of Pender and Carral to the lane at the halfway point of the block. It is two storeys tall and 1.5 meter (6 feet) deep. The story behind the building is as exotic as the structure with several intriguing twists and turns included in its telling. The City of Vancouver provided the original owner, Chang Toy with a challenge when it expropriated all but two meters of his property as part of an expansion of Pender Street. No compensation was provided to its owner who was left with what most believed to be a useless property. In a creative turn of events fueled by spite and some say a bet an architect was hired to design a building to fit the remaining property.

The building was home to 13 businesses at one time. It was the only place in Chinatown for residents to enjoy hot baths. There is a tunnel beneath the building that was used as an escape route from raids on Opium dens situated on neighbouring Shanghai Alley. The building is also fronted by the only remaining glass sidewalk in Chinatown. As part of the ongoing history of this structure, issues still arise between the owners and the city with respect to encroachment and overhangs.

Ripley’s Building @ Ontario, Canada
Ripley’s Building
If you see this picture for the first time, you would probably think that it was bit by earthquake, but it was not. In true fashion of the Ripley Legacy, it was built to reflect the odd 1812 earthquake that measured 8.0 on the rick. The building has now become one of the most photographed in the world because of the unique design.

Ripley’s Building 2 @ Canada
Ripley’s building 2
The museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is shaped like the Empire State Building fallen over, with King Kong standing on top of it.


 

3 Comments to “The World most amazing buildings”

  1. Comment 1
    Burton Haynes Says:

    wow what a interesting post , its really helpful for us
    and i saw this post on aol ill pop back to your site later today

  2. Comment 2
    amardeep Says:

    guuuuuuuuuuud design of builiding but nt atractive…..

  3. Comment 3
    thatguyyouknow Says:

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    waste of time.
    I like the Ripleys tho!!!
    Also I lost the game
    Visit Jethero Reeve @ Facebook to add me as a friend, say ‘Hey i’m from the craaazy building website! See u soon XD




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