7 Strange And Most Unusual Buildings On Earth

Buildings are not just structures that people live and work with but they are pieces of art. Constructing a building is not simple but a very complicated job. It takes serious time, money and also man-power.
If a building has a special and unique concept as well as design then it also needs great amount of calculation, experience and innovation. Many architects who are in seek a special and unique design; they will have innovative ideas, all the time. In addition to that they want to give a personal touch to everything they do.

1. Fuji TV Building

The Fuji TV Headquarters building is one of the most unique structures in the world and it is located in Japan. It is a metallic piece od art with 105-foot silver sphere, weighing 1,200 tons. It was initially built on the ground and hoisted into position 403 feet off the ground. It is actually used as an observation deck from where one can view Odaiba area and Tokyo Bay.

The building has 25 floors but is untraditional in every sense of the word. It is also fully earthquake-proof as it consists of two solid structures connected by a series of walkways and narrow towers. This building was designed by Kenzo Tange.

2. Twisting Torso

Twisting Torso is located in Sweden and it stands at an astonding height of 623 feet, 190 metres. An inspired architect named Santiago Calatrava designed the building in such a way that it is made to look like a rope.

There are nine segments of pentagons across five stories each placed on top of each other to create a twisting effect. In total there are 54 storey buildings in all and 147 apartments. The segment on the top is set ninety degrees clockwise in affiliation to the one on the very bottom.

3. Atomium

Atomium was originally built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair. It was designed by Andre Waterkeyn, an engineer, and Andre and Jean Polak, architects. The stainless steel building is 335 feet tall and has almost nine spheres connected together in the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal.

All the nine spheres are connected by tubes along the dozen edges of the cube, as well as all eight vertices to the center. Escalators and elevators in the tubes connect five usable tubes, which are often occupied for public events. The four highest spheres of the builiding are not safe and are therefore off limits to people.

4. National Centre for the Performing Arts

This is an opera house in Beijing which is often referred to as "The Giant Egg". It can seat 5,452 people in three separate halls. This building was designed by a French designer, Pau Andreu, and it took almost six years to complete. The inaugural concert took place in 2007, six years after the start of construction.

The Giant Egg is a 151-foot domet hat measure 695 feet from east to west, and 472 feet from north to south. In order to enter the building, audience need to walk through a hallway that goes under the lake.

5. Krzywy Domek

Krzywy Domek is an irregularly shaped structure that is part of the Rezydent shopping mall located in Poland and it was built in 2004. Two architects Szotynscy and Zaleski designed the building, inspired by Jan Marcin's fairytale drawings. If you look from outside it seems there is not a single straight wall inside. The curvy lines give the building an unusual look.

6. Habitat 67

The unique Habitat 67 is a residential building and it was built for Montreal's 1967 Worlds Fair. The design was originally conceived as a part of architect Moshe Safdie's thesis project. This building contains around 364 identical, prefabricated concrete forms arranged in order to create various combinations of a total of 146 residential spaces, each with different sizes and configurations.

All units have at least one private terrace. Safdie's vision was to create a new type of urban apartment building with units that had gardens, privacy and multileveled interiors, in contrast with other more standard apartment buildings.

7. Eden Project

Eden Project is called as the network of geodesic domed structures houses plants that have been collected from around the world and it opened in 2001. As the domes allow for diverse growing conditions, there are many different kinds of plants that have been put on display in the complex.

The whole complex is sorts of Mother Nature, including the "core" of the structure that contains an installation called "seed" which resembles an egg-shaped stone. All of the domes are made from hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal plastic cells supported by steel frames.
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