As time moved ahead and mankind became more and more creative day by day, mans work also evolved to new level. Where at first human beings sought out to conduct his domestic life in a shelter, now have become more than just buildings? Since time, various methods and materials have been put into action to bring about amazing architectural displays. Below is a top ten list of such buildings.
1. Dar Al Hajar, Yemen:
This building is now the greatest attraction to the tourists in yemen. The Dar Al Hajar is a palace that was built way back in the 1930s. The palace was built in the valley of Wadi Dhahr and is a remarkable sight to watch. The Al Hajar protrudes from a rock formation and was built by the ruler of that time, Yahya. This piece of beauty was originally made as a summer residence which has now become a great tourist attraction.
2. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, England:
This multi-court building has an 11,000 sq/m suspended glass wall which is the largest in Europe. The building was made by Denton Corker Marshall. Currently, talks about the same type of sister building near Birmingham are under consideration.
3. The Stone House, Portugal:
This is a house made of stone. The stone house is a privately owned building but many tourists who make it to the top of the hill are allowed to take pictures and marvel at the creation.
4. Beijing National Stadium, China:
Built by Jacques Herzog, this building was used in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. Other than Jacques Herzog as the architect, the list also includes the likes of Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach, Li Xinggang, and artist Ai Wei Wei. The building has a bird’s nest theme.
5. Kansas City Public Library:
This is a library that was made in 1873 and has a huge wall of books running down the 10th street. The building runs between the Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue and has 22 book spines of various titles. Read the full story