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Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings (sorted by 4.520 visitors votes)

Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings (sorted by 4.520 visitors votes)
If you are bored panda like me, you know that the best way to fight boredom is finding all kind of weird stuff. And now, that you’ve found that page, you are just about to kill your boredom. Do you love architecture? Strangebuildings.com has a wonderful collection of the world’s most unusual architecture and together with Bored Panda presents you an incredible list of 33 strangest buildings in the world, and best of all, it’s not just another random list, but it is based on 4.520 unique visitor votes. Well enough of those boring talks, prepare your hand for scrolling down the list, while bored panda eats another bamboo leaf. P.S.: if you want to find out more information about the building (date it was built, architect, interior shots) don’t forget to visit Strangebuildings.com. 1. (Bamboo leaf for angelocesare via www.boredpanda.com) 2. (Bamboo leaf for brocha via strangebuildings.com) 3. (Bamboo leaf for Jsome1 via strangebuildings.com) 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Thanks for sharing!

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10 Of the Most Unusual Homes in the World Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. Throughout history, people have gone from caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats – and nowadays, seems like you can find an example of just anything. Some people are forced to get creative because of some physical restrictions – like small or unusual space – while others do so just because. If you feel like you could use some inspiration to design your future home – or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have – this post is just for you! 1. Inspired by our ancient predecessors, who inhabited trees, this completely transparent “House NA” in Japan offers you a lot of day light, but not much privacy. Designed by: Sou Fujimoto Architects 2. The Skateboard House allows you to skate on all the surfaces, both in and outdoors, and was planned to be built in Malibu. Designed by: Pierre Andre Senizergues 3. 4.

20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses « Dornob Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. Their specialty seems to lie somewhere between playful little fantasy structures and big educational spaces for children engaged in wildlife observation, forest ecology and related nature-oriented pursuits. The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground.

10 Amazing Examples of Architecture Inspired by Mathematics The link between math and architecture goes back to ancient times, when the two disciplines were virtually indistinguishable. Pyramids and temples were some of the earliest examples of mathematical principles at work. Today, math continues to feature prominently in building design. We’re not just talking about mere measurements — though elements like that are integral to architecture. Thanks to modern technology, architects can explore a variety of exciting design options based on complex mathematical languages, allowing them to build groundbreaking forms. Take a look at several structures past the break that were modeled after mathematics. Mobius Strip Temple You probably made a Mobius Strip in grade school math class, so you should remember that the geometric form is unique in that there is no orientation.

Space Saving Tiny Apartment, New York | Interior Designs And Home Ideas This tiny but highly sophisticated studio apartment in the East Village of NYC has made us very proud, thanks to JPDA. Not only was it built as a super efficient multi-functional unit but with the use of detailed mill work, the storage capacity was very cleverly executed and resulted in a super stylish studio with a decent amount of floor space. Shouldn’t all NYC dwellers aim to live like this? You decide… A schematic rendering demonstrates a realistic plan for this tiny apartment. Although we’re not too sure how realistic that cubbyhole at the crown of the loft is in a NYC apartment building, the rest of the space makes perfect sense. This tiny living/work space is beautifully masked with natural light and looks so inviting! This mezzanine bedroom is constructed with beautiful teak wood that houses hidden storage compartments… What great use of typically neglected storage space…. Well lit and highly efficient modern kitchen has beautiful appliances and plenty of counter space.

Patterns in nature Natural patterns form as wind blows sand in the dunes of the Namib Desert. The crescent shaped dunes and the ripples on their surfaces repeat wherever there are suitable conditions. Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, arrays, cracks and stripes.[1] Early Greek philosophers studied pattern, with Plato, Pythagoras and Empedocles attempting to explain order in nature. In the 19th century, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau examined soap films, leading him to formulate the concept of a minimal surface. Mathematics, physics and chemistry can explain patterns in nature at different levels. History[edit] Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau (1801–1883) formulated the mathematical problem of the existence of a minimal surface with a given boundary, which is now named after him. Causes[edit]

10 Most Unusual Mountain Huts | Weirdly Odd - Top Weird,Odd and Cool lists You have embarked on a climb in the toughest, most challenging spot of land; mountains. You want to live the nature, experience the raw feeling but it is inevitable that a time will come when you wish for a hot cup of cocoa, a crackling fire, the comfort of a roof four walls, and no wind. 10. At a height of 4,003 meters on a rocky ridge of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic, triangular peak, is the Solvay hut, managed by the Swiss Alpine Club. 9. Since 1983, the Rifugio Nuvolau has been a refuge for exhausted trekkers, providing comfort and solace to those trudging in Italy’s dramatic Dolomite Mountains. 8. If you don’t feel like staying at the Solvay Hut, Matterhorn can offer you a roof at the Hornli Hut. 7. Here is a place, the French, Swiss and Italians can all enjoy. 6. Trekkers, skiers and climbers will be relieved to find Refuge des Cosmiques (3,613m), on the incline in France, positioned a bit carelessly amidst the fascinating ski village of Chamonix. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Mathematics and architecture Mathematics and architecture are related. Architects intentionally or accidentally use mathematical proportions to shape buildings. In ancient Greece, the golden ratio may have been used to lay out some buildings. In Islamic architecture, geometrical shapes and tiling patterns are used. The pyramids of ancient Egypt have mathematical proportions including the golden ratio, for whatever reason. In Renaissance architecture, symmetry and mathematical proportion were deliberately emphasized. In the twentieth century, styles such as modern architecture and Deconstructivism explored different geometries to achieve desired effects. Ancient times[edit] The Parthenon has been claimed to follow the proportions of the golden rectangle The ancient Egyptian pyramids at Giza have mathematical proportions, either by accident or by design. The Virupaksha temple at Hampi has a fractal-like structure where the parts resemble the whole. Ancient Greece[edit] Islamic architecture[edit] Other civilizations[edit]

The 9 Hours Capsule Hotel in Japan There's a new hotel in Kyoto (Japan) that's based on the concept that you only need 9 hours to rejuvenate. Guests at the new 9H Hotel check in, shower, sleep in a pod, refresh, and then leave. Presumably, all within 9 hours. Each guest is allotted one hour to shower, seven hours to sleep and a final hour to rest. Via: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater suite (NOT photoshop) Six Senses Destination Spa - Phuket *****UPDATE****** Six Senses Sanctuary closed on July 31, 2011 Just as luxury resort group Six Senses was ahead of the curve with its sexy castaway fantasy resort in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi, Six Senses Sanctuary - Phuket is a spa fantasy that lasts for days, even weeks, depending how long you want to stay. We only had four days but that was enough time to understand why this destination spa is so popular, it goes way beyond pampering. A daily programme is worked out that must include at least two treatments each day. What to wear is yet another thing that you don’t have to worry about here. There’s no news channels (just movies from their library), moving from spa appointment, to meals and back to the villa. It would be easy to spend the whole stay holed up in the villa. The rooms feature signs made with coconut husks, sugar palm leaf thatching, earthy tones, textured walls and natural light. Here, most of the food is grown on the island or sourced locally. Pics -Michael Poliza

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