Krzywy Domek – The Crooked House, PolandBuilt in Sopot, Poland, this building is shaped irregularly. The Polish translation of the name of the building suggests a crooked house. This building was brought to existence in 2004. This building was designed by Szotynscy&Zaleski who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It is stretched across 4000 square meters in size and this building is a part of Rezydent shopping center as well.Dancing Building, Czech RepublicThis building is present in Prague, Czech Republicat Rasinovonabrezi (Rasin’s riverbank). This building was designed by Croatian-Czech architect VladoMilunic in co-operation with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. This building took 4 years to be constructed completely. It was inaugurated in 1996.La Pedrera, SpainLa Pedrera is also known as Casa Mila. This building was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The building was built during 1906 to 1912. The building was a controversial design as it had the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the balconies and windows. The building also has plaster ceilings.The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, BrazilThis building is located in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is considered to be one of the most distinguishing landmarks of the city. The building was completed in 1996. This building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects. The building is 16 meters high and it has a cupola of 50 meters diameters including three floors. The building is projected over Boa Viagem and it reflects the pool that surrounds the cylindrical base and creates the misnomer of a flower as suggested by Niemeyer.Cubic Houses – Rotterdam, NetherlandsThese houses are pretty innovative as the shapes of the houses are cubical. This building was designed by architect Piet Blom. The design is based on the concept of living as an urban roofhigh density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. The building is rested on a hexagon-shaped pylon. The design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree and all the houses together, a forest.]]>
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January 12, 2014