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10 of the Most Unique and Amazing Structures in History

October 31, 2016

Structural design is not a new trend. There have been amazing structures that have used architectural and mathematical designs to defy gravity and astound the people that view them. See how these structures have made an impact and have stood the test of time.

 

The Torre Galatea Figueras: This building in Spain is a museum dedicated to Salivdor Dali, which attests to its unique egg structures that line the roof. Dali himself is actually buried in the main exhibition hall!

 

 

Hang Nga Guesthouse: The house located in Vietnam is truly unique. Built to avoid any tribute to traditional house building, it takes imagination and fantasy to a new level. Though the house is owned by the daughter of a former Vietnamese President, you can wander the grounds and experience the amazement of this house for yourself!

 

 

Guggenheim Museum: Another Museum that likes to house art within art, the structure of this building reflects contemporary and modern art in a uniquely captivating structure

 

 

Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval: Created by postman Ferdinand Cheval, it took him over 30 years to complete. He is another artist who is buried with his art that took half a lifetime to painstakingly create.

 

Kansas City Library: All buildings should reflect what lies within! The Kansas City Library exterior exhibits over 20 life-size versions of books chosen by members of the community!

 

St Basil's Cathedral: Built to stand out, this building lies in Moscow and no building since its creation has been able to match the style and color of this structure. No longer a religious building, you can visit and see the history of its transformation.

 

Empire State Building: An iconic building known across the world as a landmark in New York City. It was an amazing concept and feat to create the tallest building in the world at the time of its creation, especially since it was completed in a little over a year!

 

Space Needle: For a building built relatively recently, the Space Needle has quickly become a symbol for the city of Seattle. It was created for the 1962 World’s Fair and despite its svelte structure, it can survive heavy winds and even earthquakes!

 

The Pantheon: Known for its ability to survive the tests of time, the Pantheon has been rebuilt twice and has evolved each time. The roof is one of its most unique features which is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

 

The Sydney Opera House: The Sydney Opera house was actually created based on a design submitted to a contest by a little-known architect. A building that has come to be symbolic with the city in Australia, it’s captivating design is both beautiful and unique.

 

At Canstruction, we appreciate the time and dedication it takes to make unique and intricate structures come to life! Our competitions across the nation are based on the principles of architecture, engineering and design. See when our next competition is coming to a city near you!

 

Sources:

  • http://www.archinomy.com/case-studies/709/50-most-amazing-buildings-of-the-world

  • https://www.buzzfeed.com/adamdavis/strangest-and-most-unique-buildings-from-around-th?utm_term=.knyRDnkjp#.ujKDygKnv

  • http://www.creativebloq.com/architecture/famous-buildings-around-world-10121105

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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