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All around the globe there are dozens of structures that are unique, strange, bizarre or in other words, mind boggling. Looking at these, one can do nothing else than to exclaim : ‘How on Earth were these made and who came up with this astounding idea’? All such architectural marvels are a bit difficult to be compiled in one list, but here are some of them that are bound to make you gape in awe if you ever happen to see them live.
1.Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain
It is a design of Frank Gehry, one of most successful architects of America. The building aimed to attract more tourists in the region. However, instead of matching the surroundings, Gehry’s building stands out as something truly unique. Not only is the exterior one-of-a-kind, but also all rooms are different than one another, guaranteeing a unique experience. The building is made out of concrete cubical elements and is covered with enormous stainless titanium panels, whose positioning basically makes no sense.
This is a project sent to us by one of our loyal reader Vahid Rafie Nia. He tends to be a regular sending over his projects for your delight. This project has won the 3rd place in a country level competition for the Islamic Azad University.
Here is some data about the concept and the project:
Architect: elham AYOBIYAN,soudeh FRAZMEHDI
Associate Architects :vahid RAFIE NIA,hamed BOLORI,ehsan RAOUF PANAH
Design With Nature
In hot, humid areas trying to shut out the unpleasant weather does not work well.
Electricity for fans or air conditioning is unreliable and condensation from humidity causes more problems than the heat. Opening to the breezes is much more effective. Peoples of hot, humid regions can define buildings as roofs with spaces blending from indoors to out through screens instead of walls, allowing breezes in.
Structure: Cartier Foundation, Paris
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Year Finished: 1994
This museum created by the french architect JeanNouvel, displays some of the best art on planet Earth, and has exhibits of both contemporary and international artists. It contains over one thousand works by three hundred different artists.
Structure: BMW Welt, Munich
Architect: COOP Himmelblau
Year Finished: 2007
This building was designed to present some of the best cars in the world – the BMW. And was built for the customer experience in mind. The thinking was that one of the best car brands in the world deserves one of the best buildings – and it worked.
Structure: Addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Architect: Steven Holl
Year Finished: 2007
This museum was built on classical principals and is known for its extensive collection of Asian art. Time magazine listed it as #1 on the list “The 10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels” in 2007.
This is a guest post and it’s more like of an inspirational type one… so please read enjoy and comment if you please
Scratch any architect, and you will find an artist. The “designer look” in a modern building, thanks to CAD and a new generation of truly inspired architects, extends to the foundations. Even the idea of flooring has now been incorporated into CAD and commercial software in dramatic and beautiful ways. This truly is the beginning of a new era, and most importantly, it’s a lot of fun.
The relationship between architecture and lifestyle is ancient. The earliest and simplest of buildings were based on hunter/gatherer and agrarian lifestyles. The most modern buildings are designed on a combination of aesthetics and functionality. The “designer look” actually is and always has been a hybrid.
A terrain like this calls for a innovative solution like the one you’re seeing. The results are outstanding. The Edge House by Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects is located in Kolbotn, a suburb south of Oslo out in the cold Norway. Its unusual architecture caught our eye as it is not very common for a house to have such un-smooth edges and seem as it it is about to fall off a small cliff. The residence belongs to a young couple that wanted a cool design with a limited budget, a place that “looked like you could shoot a James Bond movie in it”. We think the architects caught the essence of their wish. It is up to you to judge and tell us what you think.