We are sure that during the time you have spent on this earth, you must have seen a lot of different buildings and must have wondered at the skill of the architect. The architects who make sure that every floor is exactly the same design and size, and we are also sure that if only once in your life, you must have seen a blueprint and therefore you must understand the level of complexity involved in even the simplest of building structures. Well this article is going to focus on ten of the most strange building architectures in the world, strange but in a wonderful way none the less. Given below are building architectures from around the world that will blow your mind.
10. Bibliotheca Alexandria
The first building on our list of strange buildings around the world (strange due to their bizarre architecture, something that makes them stand out from the rest), is the Bibliotheca Alexandria. This phenomenal architecture is house to one of the major libraries and cultural centers in Egypt. The building itself is actually situated on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The construction on this place started in the year 1995 and it was open to public in the year 2002. This sort of architecture falls into the genre of expressionism and is touted to be a remake of the famous ancient library of Alexandria. For those who love books, this is pretty close to heaven.
9. The Museum of Play
The next beautiful, strange, yet amazing building on our list is the Museum of Play which was previously known as the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum and later, simply as the Strong Museum of Play. This museum is dedicated primarily to history of play in American culture. The museum is as much fun for older generations as it is for children. It is perhaps the biggest intergenerational fun spot, a huge interactive space that is dynamic to say the least. It covers an area 282,000 square feet and it opened to public in the year 1982.
Now this next building on our list of strange building architectures in the world is not only strange from the outside but also from the inside. It is the complete opposite of what a building actually is, and we are speaking in a very literal sense of the way. Word has it that there was once a secret laboratory on the Bermuda Triangle. The lab was run by an extremely talented Professor known as Dr. Wonder. Something went very wrong in the lab one day and not only did the lab got completed inverted, turned upside down in every possible way, it also flew thousands of miles away and landed in New York, USA. Once you step inside the building, you will have to be upside down to properly get entertained and not to worry, the inversion tunnel will do that for you and then, just roll with flow! Intriguing isn’t it?
7. The National Library
Next up is another one for the book lovers, the National Library situated in Minsk, Belarus. This place was ready for public in the year 2006 and if you take a look at the attached image, you shall see that it has the shape of a rhombicubotahedron. This building has the capacity to accept 2000 readers at one time and has 22 floors in total. The library has a collection of 8 million items of information making it the cultural and information center in Belarus. The best part is twofold, one that it is a library (need there be any more) and the second is that it is situated in a park. The building works as a fascinating backdrop for many concerts and shows due to the beautiful lighting on the building.
6. National Centre for the Performing Arts
The next building on our list of strange building architectures around the world is the national centre for the performing arts. This building is located in China and man does it look magnanimous. This building took 6 years to complete and it does not take a genius to guess why. If looked at from a distance, the building looks like a giant glass egg lying in a lake. Glass because that’s what the whole structure is made of, titanium and glass.