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On the website Strangebuildings.com you can find some very interesting buildings that dot the landscape around the world. The good folks at Bored Panda.com decided to ask people who visit their site to vote on the buildings they found the strangest, based on the 4, 520 votes received by boredpanda.com the 33 photos represented here are how they were selected.
- 1. Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)
Source Strangebuildings.com Boredpanda.com and thanks to Margie (thanks Cuz)
2. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)
3. Stone House (GuimarÃ£es, Portugal)
4. Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)
5. Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)
6. La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)
7. Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)
8. Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
9. Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)
10. Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)
(Bamboo leaf for Simon via strangebuildings.com)
11. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)
12. Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE
(Bamboo leaf for Dynamic Architecture â„¢ all rights reserved to Dr. David Fisher)
Have you ever seen a building in motion that actually changes its shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher. 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 (picture 2). So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.
13. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
14. Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal)
15. Olympic Stadium (Montreal, Canada)
16. Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)
17. The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)
18. National Theatre (Beijing, China)
19. Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
20. House Attack (Viena, Austria)
21. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)
22. Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
23. Ideal Palace (France)
24. The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland
25. Eden project (United Kingdom)
26. The Museum of Play (Rochester , USA)
27. Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)
28. Montreal Biosphere (Canada)
29. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA)
30. The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)
31. Kunsthaus (Graz, Austria)
32. Forest Spiral (Darmstadt, Germany)
33. Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)
P.S.: Looking for more information about any of these buildings (date it was built, architect, interior shots) Strangebuildings.com.
If you would like to see how they voted check here