Oscar Monuments: 9 Most Strange Buildings of the World

by sidsue4364 on May 24, 2009

Ancient castles and historic building of past no doubt tell us that architectural talent is no where in comparison with contemporary architect, but I would rather defy such thoughts because here I present some historic monuments that would compel you to think the way  I do.

First Image is The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark, Ohio in United States . The 180,000-square-foot building, a replica of the company’s famous market basket, cost $30 million and took two years to complete.

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Second is Kansas City Library ( Missouri United States ), This project, located in the heart of Kansas City, represents one of the pioneer projects behind the revitalization of downtown.

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Manchester Civil Justice in UK

It was constructed between 2003 and 2007 and is located in the Spinningfields district to the west of Deansgate.It houses the Manchester County Court and the Manchester District Registry of the High Court

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Container City In London

It is a trademark of “Urban Space Management”. It is principally a means of utilizing standard shipping containers, at the end of their life, to produce flexible accommodation and offices at low cost. The first (Container City I) was installed in 2001, in 4 days, and fitted out over 5 months.

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Air force Academy in Colorado, United States

Air Force Academy is a census-designated place (CDP).The CDP includes a large portion of the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy, including the cadet housing facilities. The population was 7,526 at the 2000 census.

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Expo 67,one of the world’s largest universal expositions was held in Montreal. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67. The cube is the base, the mean and the finality of Habitat 67. In its material  sense, the cube is a symbol of stability. As for its mystic meaning, the cube is symbol of wisdom, truth, moral perfection, at the origin itself of our civilization.  354 cubes of a magnificent grey-beige build up one on the other to form 146 residences nestled between sky and earth, between city and river, between greenery and light.

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Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)

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Lloyd’s Building  London

The Lloyd’s Building (also sometimes known as The Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London.The building consists of three main towers and three service towers around a central, rectangular space.The building is owned by Dublin-based real estate firm Shelbourne Development group.

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Ripley’s Building ,Believe it or not: Ontario, Canada

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Clearly these structure shows that even today our architectural art is not outdated rather it just gets unnoticed.  Hope you would have liked this edition of outbox.

Credit: Photos used in this article are sourced from www.villageofjoy.com

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pawan 06.12.09 at 3:50 pm

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