10 Most Unusual Buildings in the World


Buildings are not just structures that people live and work in. They are pieces of art. Architects design and engineers build extraordinary art that defy gravity, incorporate extreme creativity, and turn heads. 10 of the most unusual buildings in the world include:

1. Fuji TV Building, Tokyo, Japan

The Fuji TV Headquarters building is one of the most unique structures in the world. A large, 105-foot (32 m) silver sphere, weighing 1,200 tons, is featured on this metallic building. It was initially built on the ground and hoisted into position 403 feet (123 m) off the ground. It is used as an observation deck with views of the Odaiba area and Tokyo Bay.

Designed by Kenzo Tange, the building stands 25 floors and is untraditional in every sense of the word. The fully earthquake-proof building consists of two solid structures connected by a series of walkways and narrow towers. The unique architecture allow the building to fit right into the waterfront area where it is located.