Wednesday, February 15, 2012

worlds most strangest buildings

every one have game them ranks and every one is ranks are different from another so i decided not to give them any ranks because every building is unique in there own way.

Device to Root Out Evil (Vancouver, Canada)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: first exhibited in the 1997
Architect (artist): Dennis Oppenheim
Purpose: Sculpture
It was too hot for New York City; too hot for Stanford University. But a controversial, imposing sculpture by renowned international artist Dennis Oppenheim finally found a public home in laid-back Vancouver.
A country church is seen balancing on it’s steeple, as if it had been lifted by a terrific force and brought to the site as a device or method of rooting out evil forces.

Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Dr. David Fisher
Purpose: multipurpose (offices, hotel, residential apartments)

We have seen tall buildings, we have seen  strange buildings, but have you seen buildings in motion that actually change their shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher.
Visionary architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the world’s first building in motion - the revolutionary Dynamic Tower. It will adjust itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately.
This building will never appear exactly the same twice.
It is amazing but you will have the choice of waking up to sunrise in your bedroom and enjoying sunsets over the ocean at dinner.
In addition to being such an incredible engineering miracle it will produce energy for itself and even for other buildings because it will have wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor. So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.
The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be 1,380 feet (420 meters) tall, 80 floors, apartments will range in size from 1,330 square feet (124 square meters), to Villas of 12,900 square feet (1,200 square meters) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. It will consist of offices, a luxury hotel,  residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be for luxury villas located in a prime location in Dubai.
The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be the first skyscraper to be entirely constructed in a factory from prefabricated parts. So instead of some 2000 workers, only 680 will be sufficient.

Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Location: Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Architect: Octavio Ocampo
Purpose: private house, also available for rent
Some technical info: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 5500 sq. ft. , 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath, near the ocean, swimming pool, air-conditioning, internet access.

The Conch Shell Hose is said to be the most outstanding and original house in the island of Isla Mujeres. Surrounded by Caribbean Ocean (180 degrees of ocean views from the windows) it gives you an unique opportunity to experience what it’s like living in a Sea Shell. The conch shell house was built using a fairly traditional foundation, such as concrete, as well as recycled and found materials. The owner of the house Octavio Ocampo is a well known artist, whose brother Eduardo is an architect (he also has a house on that island, but a more traditional).
If you enter the house you would be surrounded by a wonderful shell themed interior. The main room has no corners – it is round. The upstairs bathroom sink is made out of the base of a conch shell, the faucets are made out of coral, the towel racks are made from conch shells and other seashells and items found on the local beach.

 Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)

Location: Wales, UK
Architect: Simon Dale
Purpose: private house

From the author: “You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour).”
“The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature.” he says.
This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. This sort of life is about living in harmony with both the natural world and ourselves, doing things simply and using appropriate levels of technology.
When asked why he is doing this, he gave this answer: “ It’s fun. Living your own life, in your own way is rewarding. Following our dreams keeps our souls alive.”

Upside Down House (Szymbark, Poland)

Location: Szymbark, Poland
Date: 2006
Architect: Daniel Czapiewski
Purpose: Entertainment

Daniel Czapiewski, Polish businessman and philanthropist, built this house as an artistic statement about the Communist era and current state of the world. Many tourists who visit complain of mild seasickness and dizziness after just a few minutes of being in the structure.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

Location: El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 1998
Architect: Snohetta/Hamza Consortium
Purpose: Library

The New Library of Alexandria is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library. It contains: three Museums, a planetarium, seven academic research centers, nine permanent exhibitions, hosts many institutions and you can find many other things in there. This vast complex is  receiving more than 800,000 visitors a year.

ING Headquarters (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Location: Amstelveenseweg 500, Amsterdam, Netherlands (alongside the A10 highway Ringweg-Zuid)
Date: 2002
Architect: Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten
Purpose: Company Headquarters

As a headquarters building, it is required to represent the ideals of the company, which are transparency, innovation, eco-friendliness, and openness. The shape of the building has earned a few nicknames for it - “shoe”, “space ship”.

Office center 1000 a.k.a. Banknote Building (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Dates: 2005-2008.
Architects: Rimas Adomaitis, Raimundas Babrauskas, Darius Siaurodinas, Virgilijus Jocys.
Purpose: Office Building

Money theme well represents various businesses located in this spectacular building.  It’s an office center located in the second biggest city in Lithuania. The image of the LTL 1000 banknote is brought onto this building using special enamel paint. The banknote dates back to 1925. However it’s not used nowadays.

Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

Location: 2600 Saint Lawrence River, Pierre Dupuy Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dates: 1967
Architects: Moshe Safdie
Purpose: housing complex

Habitat 67 is a housing complex built as part of Expo 67. It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The building was believed to illustrate the new lifestyle people would live in increasingly crowded cities around the world.

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