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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 14th July 2011

12 Extraordinary, Amazing and Strange Buildings

1. WonderWorks, Pigeon Forge, TN

The interior is also upside down in this science museum which attempts to explain the unexplainable.





2. Montreal Biosphere

An interactive museum, owned by Environment Canada, with exhibits on biodiversity and climate change.




3. House Attack, Vienna

An art installation of a suburban house, designed by Austrian sculptor, Ermin Wurm.





4. Container City, London

The first sustainable shipping container building, currently used as office space.





5. Kansas City Public Library

Each book measuring 25 ft reflects the reading interests of the Kansas community at the time the library was built.





6.Bar Code Building, St Petersburg, Russia

Perhaps all buildings are like barcodes to some extent. After all, you can now take a picture of a building and Googlemaps will provide all the relevant information.




7. Stone House, Portugal

The house attracts thousands of tourists each year. Some say it was inspired by the Flintstones.





8. The Basket Building, Ohio

Owned by the Longerberger Company; manufacturers of hand crafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products.





9. Mass Housing, Ixtapaluca, Mexico

Like Lego brick houses, but real.





10. Piano Building, An Hui Province, China

Inside are various plant forms and inside the violin is an escalator.





11. Sheepdog Building, New Zealand

The information centre for a farming town in Tirau.





12. The Seed Cathedral, Shangai, China

A quiet, botanical building constructed from 60, 000 transparent optical strands. The interior is illuminated by daylight.