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The most unusual buildings in the world

Modern architecture sometimes amazes imagination. Someone will call these buildings beautiful, some ugly, but they can not be denied creativity.

Giraffe building in Paris France

French studio Hondelatte Laporte Architectes has presented the project of a kindergarten in Paris. Particular attention is attracted to a huge sculptural image of a yellow giraffe, which serves as a supporting column, as it literally permeates the building. “The idea is to revive the urban landscape with the imagination of the child,” explains Hondelatte Laporte Architectes. This amazing project was called Nativity of the Giraffe.

Dubai frame

January 1, 2018, the city authorities opened a new architectural object – Dubai Frame – a giant picture frame, consisting of two 150-meter towers, connected from above by a glass bridge with a 360 ° panoramic view.

Frame Dubai Frame is located in such a way that now visually divides the city into two halves: on one side of the frame are buildings of the old part of Dubai, while on the other – modern skyscrapers.

The Dubai frame is decorated with gold patterns, the design of which is inspired by the logo of the upcoming world exhibition EXPO-2020, which will be held in Dubai from May 1 to October 31, 2020.

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium – one of the main attractions and symbol

Brussels. The structure, which was originally covered with an aluminum layer, and after a major overhaul completed in February 2006 – with a steel shell, consists of nine spheres (“atoms”), which are combined into a design representing a cubic fragment of a crystal lattice of iron, magnified 165 billion times. The height of the Atomium is 102 m, weight – about 2400 tons, and the diameter of each of the nine spheres is 18 m. Six of them are accessible to visitors.

Spheres are connected to each other by 23 m long pipes containing escalators and connecting corridors. In total, there are 20 connecting pipes between the balls. In the middle of them there is an elevator, capable for 25 seconds to lift visitors to the restaurant and the viewing platform, located in the upper sphere of the Atomium.

Ilinden, Krusevo, Macedonia

Ilinden, also known as Macedonia – a memorial complex in Krushevo, the Republic of Macedonia. The total area of ​​the memorial is about 16 hectares. The monument has the shape of a round dome with oval windows. The upper windows are made of colored glass.

The construction of the memorial began in 1972. The entire Ilinden memorial complex was officially opened on August 2, 1974. The memorial is dedicated to the fighters and revolutionaries who took part in the Ilinden uprising in 1903, as well as the memory of the soldiers-partisans of the Macedonian National Liberation of 1941-1944.

Sharp Design Center, Toronto, Canada

Design Center Sharpe designed the famous British architect Will Olsop. In 2004, he realized his wildest fantasies in the heart of Toronto, where the diversity of cultures is interwoven everywhere. It looks like a white rectangular box (9 m high, 31 m wide and 84 m long) with a black and white “pixelated facade”.

This huge square stands on 12 different colored supports at an altitude of 26 meters above the ground. The frame of the building consists of huge steel structures. With the onset of darkness, the specially designed exterior lighting creates the impression of a black and white box hovering in the air with randomly scattered multicolored blotches.

National Fisheries Development Council Building, Hyderabad, India

Built in February 2012, in shape resembles a fish. The left fin of the building serves as a canopy above the main entrance.

At night, the building is highlighted with a bluish-purple searchlight and it seems that it is floating through Hyderabad.

Exhibition Center in Wuxi

Wuxi Wanda Cultural Exhibition Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Architectural design in the form of a teapot is chosen in honor of the famous clay vessels, which are famous for this region.

The construction firm The Wanda Group announced that 40 billion yuan (6.4 billion dollars) was spent on the construction of the cultural and exhibition center. As a result, the design area of ​​3.4 million square meters. meters. Its height is 38.8 meters, and the diameter is 50 meters. Outside, the building is lined with aluminum sheets, which provide the necessary curvature of the frame. In addition to them, an important role is played by glass stained glass windows of different sizes.

House-Cubes in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, the houses are located in Overblaac street, not far from the metro station of the same name. In Rotterdam there are 38 such houses and 2 more super-cubes, and all houses are articulated in a single structure. From the height of the complex has an intricate appearance, reminiscent of an impossible triangle.

The walls and windows in relation to the floor are inclined at an angle of 54.7 degrees. The total area of ​​the apartment is about 100 square meters, but about a quarter of the space is unfit for use because of inclined walls.

Dancing house, Prague, Czech Republic

Dancing House – an office building in Prague in the style of deconstruction, consists of two cylindrical towers: normal and destructive. The dancing house is an architectural metaphor for a dancing couple. One of the two cylindrical parts, the one that widens up, symbolizes the male figure (Fred), and the second part of the building visually resembles a female figure with a thin waist and a dancing skirt (Ginger).

The house is located in the area of ​​Prague 2, at the corner of Resslove street and the embankment. The authors of the project are Croatian architect Vlado Milunich and Canadian architect Frank Gehry. Construction was conducted from 1994 to 1996. The construction of the house was supervised personally by Vaclav Havel.

Building Selfridge, Birmingham, United Kingdom

This building, designed in a modern bio-tech style, was designed by the Future Systems architectural bureau.

The unusual smooth form of the structure seems frameless and flexible, like a sea wave.

Aluminum wheels with which almost all the building is strewn, play in the sun in the afternoon, pouring like fish scales.

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