Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Unique Building in the World II

Bagian kedua dari Gedung-gedung unik diseluruh dunia yang mungkin dapat membuat anda berdecak kagum ...

Bahá'í House of Worship (or Lotus Temple), Delhi, India
City: New Delhi, India
Background: Officially known as the Bah‡’’ House of Worship, this temple is one of the most visited structures in India. Over 8000 people attended its opening ceremony in 1986.

How It’s Strange: The building is designed to represent the lotus flower, a religious symbol for various religions prevalent in India, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. “When it comes to spiritual architecture,” Israel says, “you’re looking for some kind of personal meaning or connection.” The temple consists of three sets of petals, covered in marble, and it is open at the top.

City of the Arts and the Sciences of Valencia

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Garuda building in Bogor Indonesia
Atau dikenal dg nama Hotel Garuda Tiara Convention, Cileungsi
Dibangun semasa Suharto, tapi keburu lengser sebelum gedung ini diresmikan. Bangunan ini baru diketahui mempunyai bentuk burung garuda secara luas oleh masarakat tahun 2009. itupun karena google earth. seandainya pembangunan gedung ini dilanjutkan, akan luarbiasa indahnya. dan arsiteknya juga luarbiasa pinternya ...

Grand Lisboa, Macau

International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover

O -14 tower in Dubai

Palacio de Las Artes Reina Sofía,Valencia, Spain

Reiyukai Temple, Azabudai

Air Force Academy Chapel (Colorado, United States)
City: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Background: The chapel is part of the United States Air Force Academy. It’s an all-faith place of worship, with four separate chapels—one for Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Buddhists.

How It’s Strange: This chapel is a spiritual building designed to have viewers experience religion—and the house of worship—in a new way, Israel says. It consists of 17 spires soaring 150 feet into the air.

Atlantis (Dubai, UAE)

Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

Beijing National Stadium (Beijing, China)

National Theatre (Beijing, China)

Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal)

Container City (London, UK)

Cybertecture Egg (Mumbai, India)

Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)
City: Prague, Czech Republic
Background: Frank Gehry and fellow architect Vlado Milunic designed this building.

How It’s Strange: The building is meant to look like a dancing couple, complete with a skirt swaying to the music. Its nickname is “Ginger and Fred” after famous dancing pair Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair. A building like this sticks out among more traditional high-rise buildings. “It helps make Prague a dynamic, cultured city”

Druzhba Holiday Center Hall (Yalta, Ukraine)

Edificio Mirador (Madrid, Spain)
It’s a building developed by Dutch architects MVRDV. The building reaches 63.4 meters in height with 21 stories. The highlight of this building is the large central hole which is 36.8 meters above the ground. It’s the large lookout area that provides inhabitants with a community garden and a space from where they can contemplate the skyline.Different colors represent different blocks with its own planning, which offer at least 9 different types of apartments.

Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)

Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas, United States)

Fuji television building (Tokyo, Japan)

Gas Natural headquarters (Barcelona, Spain)

Gherkin Building (London, UK)
City: London
Background: This is the second tallest building in the City of London. Opened in 2004, it is commonly referred to as the Gherkin, after the cucumber-like fruit. Its suggestive shape also earned it the nickname “Towering Innuendo.”

How It’s Strange: The building’s roundness is striking; its maximum circumference is only two meters less than its height. Such roundness is rare because it requires computer-aided design, as well as a more costly construction, Israel says. In addition, the Gherkin is mostly windows, with 24,000 square meters of external glass, a unique, energy-efficient building approach

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