Welcome to our list of the top 10 unique buildings in the world! From the vibrant colors of the Rainbow House in Tokyo to the stunningly intricate design of the Lotus Temple in Delhi, this list features some of the most eye-catching and innovative structures on the planet.
These buildings are not only beautiful to behold, but they also serve as a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of their designers. Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast or simply someone looking for a little inspiration, we hope you enjoy learning about these incredible buildings.
Let’s look at some globe’s Top 10 Unique Buildings.
1. Nativity of the Giraffe – Paris, France
The building was designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architects and completed in 2012 the French structure is used as a center for children.
It has a range of animal-themed sculptures, including an enormous giraffe, which appears to be walking through the structure. The architect claims that the concept for the artwork was to stimulate imagination and spark creativity in the children who visit the center.
2. The Dubai Frame – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Frame Dubai Frame can be described as the largest picture frame in the world 150m tall and 100m wide.
The idea for the landmark was developed by Fernando Donis, who felt that rather than constructing a new landmark in Dubai the city, it would be better to frame existing monuments to highlight the city’s history, present, and future.
The landmark is in the middle of controversy however, since Donis was chosen to be the winner in a design contest through Dubai’s Government of Dubai, he says that the project was completed without him receiving an award or compensation.
3. Atomium – Brussels, Belgium
The design was created by engineer Andre Waterkeyn along with the architects Andre as well as Jean Polak, this atom-inspired structure was first designed to host the 1958 Brussels World Fair.
The structure, selected to represent the excitement in the Atomic Age, features nine connected stainless steel-clad spheres six of which can be accessed by the public. A feat of engineering, the structure houses the fastest elevator in ever (5m/s) it was initially built to last for just six months. It is now used as an art museum.
4. Ilinden – Krusevo, Republic of Macedonia
Ilinden is a memorial designed by two artists,s Jordan Grabuloski and Iskra Grabulosk, built in 1974.
It dedicates itself to soldiers and revolutionaries who were part of the Ilinden uprising in 1903 and also to the soldiers-partisans from the Macedonia National Liberation Struggle 1941-1943. Within the dome is the grave of Krusevo Republic president Nikola Karev in addition to the bust of the singer Tose Proeski.
5. National Fisheries Development Board – Hyderabad, India
The massive fish-shaped structure is (quite appropriately) the regional headquarters of the National Fisheries Development Board, located in Hyderabad, India. The building, built in 2012 was designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the “Fish” in Barcelona.
6. Wuxi Wanda Cultural Tourism City Exhibition Center – Wuxi, China
A huge teapot that rotates This structure is a Chinese exhibition center that was built to honor local customs. The building’s structure that rotates makes it possible to use it as a miniature roller coaster Ferris wheel, a water park.
7. Cube House – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Created in the hands of architect Piet Blom, the set of tilted homes was created in the spirit of “living as an urban roof”.
The conventional cubes are tilted at 45 degrees and are supported by hexagonal pylons. The intention behind this design is to maximize the space and improve the distribution of rooms within.
8. Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic
Dancing House was designed by Vlado Milunic, in collaboration with Frank Gehry in 1992, and completed in the year 1996.
It serves as the building for Nationale-Nederlanden, a Dutch insurance company. The de-constructivist design (or “new-baroque”) was controversial in the early days because it stood out so starkly when compared to the baroque gothic, and art nouveau structures that Prague is famous for.
9. Sharp Centre for Design – Canada
Sharp Centre for Design Sharp Centre for Design is part of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD).
The building was created through Alsop Architects in partnership with Robbie/Young + Wright. The structure is a rectangular structure that is 26 meters above the ground and is supported by twelve steel columns. The structure is atop the oldest structure on campus and is linked to the existing structure via an elevator and stair core.
10. Selfridges Building – Birmingham, England
The project was designed by the architecture design firm Future Systems, the Selfridges Building is a famous building located in Birmingham.
It’s made of a steel frame with a sprayed concrete façade. It was completed in 2003. The building has since been regarded as an iconic architectural landmark and has been credited with having significantly contributed to the development of Birmingham.