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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.
The Art Deco style is eclectic and inspired a great deal of design during the early part of the twentieth century, including architecture, interior design, fashion, jewellery and film.
Coined in 1966, the term Art Deco refers to the style that was popular during the 1920s until the Second World War period. Features of this style include geometric and angular shapes, bold contrasts and colours, lots of chrome, mirrors and shiny fabrics – which is why Art Deco buildings are so memorable and distinctive even today.
Often the materials used in Art Deco buildings include aluminium and stainless steel, as architects tended to embrace the machine age to add futuristic elements to their designs. However, as with any style there were numerous sources of inspiration which is why buildings vary so widely. Often patterns were taken from around the world and from throughout history, including the Far East, ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, India and Aztec cultures.