Thanks to modern technology and building materials, architects can realize their bold imagination. But as skyscrapers, even the highest in the world, are not surprising, they had to invent other ways of attracting attention to their creations. Sometimes they are quite strange.
This office building of quite well-known American company that produces a variety of wicker baskets and things in particular. The source of inspiration for the architect was the classic picnic basket, produced already 35 years ago, and then it became the first product of the company. By the way, anyone can visit not only the office of the company, but its production capacity in order to become familiar with all phases of the manufacturing process of home decor.
The giant shoe, Hella, Pennsylvania
Another house, the design of which became popular, can be found in Pennsylvania. The owner of giant postwar shoe empire is Mahlon N. Haines. He conceived this work, to celebrate their success in the field of manufacturing of footwear. For a long time, the building remained as a hotel, but was recently transformed into a museum of architectural art.
IPad, Dubai, UAE
The building, which was promised to be built by the end of 2009. The angle of the building can compete with the tower of Pisa. Similar to the in-doking Station IPod, it has a slope of 6 degrees, while the Pisa tower tilted at five and a half. Designed as a hotel building, in addition to its appearance, promises to surprise guests with more other features. The hotel rooms will be iAmbience, which will change the color of the walls if the guests phones rang; availability to bath in any of the rooms, as well as monitor your weight, pressure and temperature.
Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Built in the historic district of Prague, the house at first caused a storm of outrage from conservatives. Local residents call it a «glass», guidebooks usually called «Dancing house» or «Ginger and Fred», inspired by such an unusual shape as the famous American dancers. The thing is that the vicinity of the long, remaining unimproved wasteland before the house, was once built by grandfather of a Czech leader. That is why the president wanted to build his personal architect, he bought the land but the company decided to use the services of a famous California designer. As a result, there was a building, recognized as one of the outstanding architectures of XX century.
The house robot, Bangkok, Thailand
Quite a famous building in Bangkok, which houses the central office of Bank of United Overseas. Built in 1985, it was intended to symbolize the arrival of the banking sector. They say that architect thought of the idea of home with his little son, who was playing with the robot-transformer.