We know a fair amount about buildings and foundations, so it’ll come as a surprise to no one that we’re pretty good at spotting good buildings when we see them.
However, in this blog, we’re here to talk about unusual buildings around the world. Some are of architectural genius, whereas others are simply baffling feats of engineering.
Read on to find out more.
Little Crooked House, Poland
The fairytale-esque “Little Crooked House” in Poland was designed by architects Szotynscy and Zaleski, who were inspired by a children’s book illustrator.
The surreal-looking building looks like a photoshop mistake, its warped walls, window frames and decor intended to give the impression of a cartoon.
Kansas City Library
Perhaps one of the most eye-catching buildings, the library in the city of Kansas, Missouri’s car park facade is built to replicate a bookshelf, its large stack of book spines measuring around 25 feet each. The book titles were chosen by the general public, who were asked to submit their favourite titles before it was built in 2004.
The Atomium in Brussels has become a landmark building since its construction in the 1950s. Designed by an engineer and two architects, the building mimics the shape of a magnified unit cell of an iron crystal. Tubes of 3 metres connect large spheres, each housing exhibit halls and public spaces, which attracts over a million visitors per year.
Upside down house, Poland
The famous Upside Down House in Poland has become a tourist attraction in its local town of Zakopane because it is exactly what its name suggests – an upside-down house. Everything from its tables and chairs through to its bed and toilet are upside down!
The futuristic robot heart-shaped building is a stand-out landmark in the city of Graz where it is a museum of art. Come night time, the museum illuminates different patterns using its 1000 fluorescent rings which come alight powered by the roof solar panels.
We might not be experienced in building futuristic buildings, but we are knowledgeable in the field of piling. Whatever your next project looks like, you can trust BelowGround in the provision of any piling, underpinning and foundation work.