Looking at these strange, gravity-defying buildings makes one ponder: are the architects bored, on drugs or just plain crazy? No matter the state of mind of their creators, one thing is for sure--these structures certainly are crowd pleasers. Here's a rundown of our favorites from around the world.
This is not a concept. Repeat, this structure is not a concept. Okay, maybe it is right now, but it's a concept tower that is actually going to see the light of day. Taiwan's planning to build a 984-foot tower called the Taiwan Tower in Taichung — making it the tallest structure in that city.
A Russian company has unveiled plans to build a gigantic domed city in an abandoned diamond mine in Siberia.
This is the new Cinépolis Headquarters above the city of Morelia, Mexico, one of the largest cantilevered buildings around. Not only does it feature big chunks of the office space hanging out into thin air, it's also got all sorts of green features.
How small can a house be and still really be a living space? Closet-sized apartments in New York City and capsule hotels in Japan already seem to test those limits, but designer Michael Janzen is scaling it back even more with his Nine Tiny Feet Cabin.
Imagine a building that had windows that opened and closed without your help — and without motors — to keep a room at its optimal temperature. Or paper with ink that carried an electric charge. Both concepts sound crazy, but they're made possible with "NanoINK," a substance currently in development.
300 years from now when your best friends are an alien and a robot, you'll all be heading out to a house that looks like this for a furlough in the forest. Seriously, this thing doesn't look like it was built using today's materials, as almost nothing in the house is a straight line.
In 2004, an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean created a devastating tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. In something of a response, an international design competition was held for a tsunami research center in Bali. Here's what it could look like.
How long does it take to tear down one skyscraper and erect another in its place? In the case of these two buildings in Paris, the whole process lasted from January 2007 to September 2010....
Park51, the community center and prayer space that stirred up so much controversy as the "Ground Zero Mosque," has had the curtain pulled back on its insane design. It's 13 stories of crazy, with a spiderweb-like facade that'll let in plenty of natural light.