Strange Creative Buildings

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China Central Television Headquarters building

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In the Beijing Central Business District standing at 44 storeys high is the China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV). The building comes together with two leaning towers bent 90 degrees at the top and bottom to create a never ending loop. Because of its unusual shape, it is said that a taxi driver nicknamed the building dà kùchǎ , which roughly translates as, “big boxer shorts”.





The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland

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The church of Hallgrimur (Hallgrimskirkja )is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavik, Iceland, the church towers in height at a staggering 74.5 metres (or 244 feet) making it the fourth tallest building in Iceland. Due to its height the church is also used as an observation tower and was the brainchild of architect Guðjon Samuelsson design.







House Attack (Viena, Austria)

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This is an imaginative concept from the artist Erin Wurm who came up with the idea for the Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK). The MUMOK is the largest art museum in Austria and hold an extensive collection of modern art from this century and the last.









Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

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This really is a building and not just miniature cars in front of a bookshelf, this innovative idea to camouflage the parking garage of Kansas City Library was designed by Dimensional Innovations. This is an unusual idea for a building but very fun and apt for the building.









Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

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This Atonium is an unusual piece of architecture that was designed and built for Expo ’58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair by André Waterkeyn. Nine steel spheres are connected to form the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Each of these cells have space for exhibitions and are connected by tubes which actually hold escalators, only 5 of the spheres contain permanent exhibitions that are open to the public but other temporary exhibitions are often held showing scientific exhibitions.

The top sphere is easy to get to using the escalators and gives you a panoramic view of Brussels. The Atonium is one of Brussels most popular tourist destinations either for the exhibitions it features or just to look at the magnificent structure.




Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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The idea for the cubic houses in Rotterdam was initially born in the 1970s but the designer Piet Blom didn’t get the chance to make it real until 1984. Piet Blom has tried to capture a forest using each cube as an abstract tree; the whole cubic village then becomes a forest. Each of the cubes are built in the same way as accommodation and are split into three levels, a triangle shaped living area on the bottom, a sleeping and bathroom area on the middle level and the top level can be used as either living or sleeping areas.

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1 Comment → “Strange Creative Buildings”

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    mina nader

    Apr 06, 2013

    Wow . it is really amazing and creative


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