Monday, 18 January 2016

3 of the Most Amazing Buildings in the World

The Krzywy Domek - Polish for "crooked little house"
1. Krzywy Domek

This odd-shaped building is located in Sopot, Poland. It was designed by a group of architects who were inspired by the work of a Polish illustrator. The building is part of a shopping center and was built in 2004. It has since become the most photographed building in the whole country.

2. Antilia
A view of Antilia's majestic appearance

Antilia is a 27-storey private housing in Mumbai, India. It is owned by the 39th richest man in the world according to Forbes, and is estimated to cost more than $1 billion. The house is complete with facilities such as three helipads, six floors of parking and a series of floating gardens. However, the most bizarre thing is that the owner decided not to move into the house as it had bad vastu shastra which was essentially the Hindu version of feng shui.

3. Capital Gate

Capital Gate, also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi
This skyscraper is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It stands at 160m tall and stands out among the other buildings around it. However, it is known for its striking lean of 18ยบ, which is about 4.5 times that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In June 2010, the building broke the world record for the furthest leaning man-made tower. This feat was accomplished with the help of a pre-cambered core which uses a core of concrete reinforced with steel and is deliberately built slightly off-centre. The core is also anchored to the ground by 490 piles drilled deep into the ground.