When we travel to a new city, we normally prepare lists of places of interest, large sculptures, food places, museums, parks, and theaters we wish to visit. In between these places, almost without noticing, we walk past great works of art—architectural works of art. Here are a few of the best and most extraordinary buildings you can find around the world.
Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
These houses were designed in the 1970s by Piet Blom. They are a great example of space utilized to support community-facing designs.
Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
This is actually an indoors science-focused amusement park that starts the experience with its design.
The Basket Building (Newark, Ohio)
A building that’s a sculpture shaped like a giant picnic basket. It is a seven stories high building that opened in 1997 and served as the headquarters for The Longaberger Company which makes baskets.
The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)
Designed by architect Szotynscy Zaleski in 2004, this building isconsidered to be the most photographed building in the world.
The Community Bookshelf (Kansas City, Missouri)
22 book spines that measure approximately 25 feet high and nine feet wide make up the front of this building that acts as the Main Library in Kansas City.