New York City, Los Angeles City and Hong Kong are home to some of the tall buildings, amazing architectures and busy people. People around the world having their vacation there never forget to see what’s in store for their hungry eyes. But never to our imagination that the buildings that you are about to see really exists and can be a sight that we will never forget.
These buildings were made not only for the owner to spoil their selves but to give happiness and attraction unto people who sees, a history to inspire us and benefits that could last a lifetime.
10.Ripley’s Building (Ontario, Canada)
This is only one of the amazing buildings characterized and built by the renowned television series ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’. The cracked appearance that seems to be from a hurricane or an earthquake made it distinctive and famous. It is said that it is made to reflect the odd earthquake in year 1812 that measured 8.0 magnitude. Many international tourists has been there to witness how it was conceptualized and built but no one knows how to believe it or not at all.
9. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)
A museum of modern and contemporary art, this building’s concept is a ship and built beside water to make it more realistic. Its exterior has curves for the effect of randomness to catch the light. Its walls are made of glass and titanium.It cost US$89 Million and opened on October 18, 1987 instantly hailed as the most important structure of its time. With the millions of visitors inspired with the museums not only interior but to exterior art.
8. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (Drôme,France)
This amazing structure will not only inspire you by its exterior design but also how it’s built. This palace is built by Ferdinand Cheval a postman. He claimed that he was tripped by a stone and was inspired by its shape and then on he started collecting stones and began building this. He spent 30 years picking and the first 20 years he build the outer wall. He bound the stones with lime, mortar and cement. Up to this date, it is a cultural landmark and protected but is open to visitors during Christmas day and New Years day. It is a fascinating example of naïve art, a motley assemblage of every conceivable architectural style and a monument to discover.
7.The Eden Project (Cornwall, United Kingdom)
Built in Cornwall, United Kingdom, The Eden Project is the world’s largest greenhouse and the largest conservatory or biome in the planet. This project was completed year 2000. Each dome provides diverse growing conditions and thousands of plant species are displayed and it also includes environmental education. The domes are made of plastic cells supported by steel frames and designed hexagonal and pentagonal pattern. The Eden Project is one way of educating us, how important nature is, how will we preserve it, not only that, it also gives us amusement at the same time, which is very far from a mountain of garbage disposal we often see nowadays.
6. Longaberger Basket Building (Newark, USA)
Guess what this building is making for production, It’s nothing else but ‘BASKET’. The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets, home and lifestyle products, pottery, wrought iron, fabric accessories and specialty foods. Dave Longarberger started its basket making in 1919 to tap the demand for woven party baskets and also dreamt of having the largest company with the largest replica of what it is manufacturing. In 1997 that dream came true, they made the largest basket replica, a 160 times larger than of Longaberger’s Medium basket. The basket building is made of stucco (a cement plaster) and the two handles at the top with copper and wooden rivets. Longarberger has inspired a lot to imitate his architecture and has contributed on tourism of Newark, Ohio.
5. Kansas City Public Library, Missouri, United-States
Covered by books and installed by books. An American encyclopedia was its first collection; this Public Library in Kansas City has a humble beginning but has a huge contribution on the image and educational resources of the city. This building was established 1873, was moved in 1889, then in 1897 it was moved again to where it is located right now. This building comes with a grand rotunda and its reference rooms were decorated with murals and paintings. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interest which was completed in 2004 and costs about US$50 million. Both an economic and architectural achievement, this library serves the city with knowledge and beauty.
4. Waldspirale (Darmstadt, Germany)
Uniqueness inspired this building. For a total of 1000 windows, there are no two windows that are the same. There are different door and window handles to each apartment. Some described it as a cake that is layered by different flavor and bonded by chocolate just like a Christmas treat. This residential building complex was built in 1990s and finished in 2000. It has 105 apartments; the roof was planted with grass, shrubs and flowers making it more refreshing and amusing.
3. Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Vienna, Austria)
Simple but it’s quite funny if you see this picture. You will think that a house fell down from the sky and landed in a huge building. But the humorous mind of the creator speaks to us that society doesn’t always need to be serious and needs to see the lighter side. The overturned house represents “everyday life”, “normality in conflict with art”, and “perception of art”.
2.The Dancing House or Ginger & Fred Building (New Town, Prague)
Built beside the Baroque Gothic and Art Nouveau, some of the famous and vintage buildings in Prague, the dancing house was born with a controversy with the architectural style itself. This amusing rather whimsical building that looks like a dancing couple stands out and eventually gain its own fame not only to Prague but to the World. It was named after two famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers which it represents. The glass tower Ginger bends and clings to the concrete tower Fred, which has a metal cupola on the top, representing hair. Strange but makes you want to go dancing.
1. Ice Hotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)
Ice, ice and ice; the chairs, beds, walls are all made of ice, imagine that. Imagine how cold yet exciting experience will that be, sleeping, eating and relaxing to hotel that is made of ice. Being the first hotel that had ice as the concept it made the whole world interested. But that’s not the end of it, Ice Hotel offers more, beside it is the river Torne that flows outside its office, the cold arctic climate, the northern lights and the midnight sun. As soon as winter begins, they also start to build the ice hotel; it also includes deluxe suites, art suites and regular rooms. Chill to bracing -5 degree Celsius, yet such is the mesmerizing lure of pure ice and snow that a stay at the ICE HOTEL has become the most popular winter holiday getaway.
Set your destination now, get your digital shots ready and enjoy the world’s most extravagant, exciting and out of the ordinary heights you’ll ever see.