The 10 Most Amazing Buildings In The World


The world is full of amazing and detailed architecture, which speaks volumes of the artists and architects behind the design.

From the thousands of unique and seemingly impossible designs worldwide we have picked a list of ten standout works of art in their own right.
1. Dynamic Tower – Dubai

Dynamic Tower, DubaiLike a giant game of Jenga, the world’s first dynamic tower is to be built in Dubai for a whopping £355 million (AU$676 million) the 80-floor tower will inhibit a function allowing each of the 80 floors to rotate independently.

The speed in which the tower is expected to be built is setting records. Each floor will only take six days to assemble – thus the 80-floor building will be completed in a mere 480 days.

The 420-metre building's apartments would spin a full 360-degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of power-generating wind turbines.

The first 20 floors will be for retail space, the next 15 for a hotel, the next 35 floors will have residential apartments and the top 10 floors will have luxury villa-style apartments.
2. Tower Infinity – Incheon, South Korea

Tower Infinity, South KoreaReady to fade into the skyline of South Korea, Tower infinity is a proposed tower to be built near the Incheon Airport.

The tower is the world’s first invisible tower – the illusion will be achieved with a high-tech LED façade system. Spread over 145,500 square metres of land, the building is primarily for leisure activities.
3. Turning Torso – Malmo Sweden

Turning Torso, SwedenYou may feel queasy just looking at it, but the Turning Torso building is the tallest building in Scandinavia. This beauty features a 90-degree twist and stands 190 metres high.

With 54 storeys, 147 apartments, a lounge, spa, gym and wine cellar, the torso is one of the only buildings in the world to offer around-the-clock concierge service 365 days a year.
4. Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Capital Gate, UAENo, it isn’t your eyes fooling you, this skyscraper in Abu Dhabi leans 18-degrees to the west. The Capital Gate skyscraper’s incline is countered by a technique called pre-cambered core, using a core of concrete reinforced with steel.

It is anchored to the ground by 490 piles, which are drilled 20-30 metres underground.

In June 2010, Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as the “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower”.
5. The Kezmarska Hut

The Kezmarska HutA frozen rubix cube? No, the Kerzmarska Hut designed by Atelier 8000 may hold the record of the world’s largest ice cube. In seriousness, the mountain ski hut was designed as part of a competition in the Czech Republic.

The cube is designed to house an underground floor, with garage space for a snowmobile, staff entrance, ski storage and drying rooms. The ground floor has a restaurant and deck and the first and second floors house the sleeping accommodation. There is also accommodation in the attic.

The exterior is made from aluminium but the inside is made from laminated timber beams made from larch wood.
6. The Greenland Tower Chengdu – Southwestern China

Greenland Tower ChengduThe Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill.

At night, inset LED lighting will highlight the edges designed to create the impression of a shimmering glacier.

Due to complete in 2018, the 100-storey-high skyscraper will surpass the city's current tallest building, the Chengdu IFS Towers, by over 200 metres.
7. Longaberger Headquarters – Newark, Ohio, USA

Longaberger Basket, USAOne of the most tongue in cheek buildings on the list and perhaps the world, the Longaberger Headquarters is shaped like a giant basket.

Make no mistake this was all on purpose as the Longaberger company is famous for their handcrafted maple wooden baskets and other home and lifestyle products.

The Longaberger Company designed the seven-story, 180,000-square-foot building. The basket handles weigh almost 150 tons and can be heated during cold weather to prevent ice damage.
8. Habitat 67 - Canada

Habitat 67, CanadaAn eerie look into the future of housing communities, Habitat 67 is a model-housing complex in Montreal, Canada.

Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Sadie, the property is considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognisable buildings in Canada.

In 2012, the habitat won an online Lego Architecture Poll to inspire a special replica Lego set.
9. The Ryugyong Hotel – North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, North KoreaLike the pyramids of Egypt, North Korea excels in their 105-storey pyramid shaped skyscraper. The tallest building in North Korea at 330 metres high is a prominent feature of Pyongyang’s skyline.

The building was one of the longest constructions in the world, being inactive for over 16 years and still to this day is considered incomplete.

The Ryugyong will not just be a hotel and will include a revolving restaurant, hotel accommodation, apartments and business facilities.
10. The Piano House – Anhui, China

The Piano House, ChinaPerhaps one of the most beautiful buildings in china, The Piano House and accompanying violin entrance are built on a true 50:1 scale, unfortunately you can’t play them.

This structure was designed by Hefei University of Technology in Huainan City.

At night the piano and violin light up with fluorescent lighting outlining the structures, making it one of China’s most popular tourist spots.

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