Your project must comply with the laws of gravity, which is one of the most fundamental principles of architecture. While it is evident that none of the structures on Earth today defy gravity (otherwise, they would not still be standing), some seem to be playing a joke on us.
These structures make us stop and wonder whether they lean too far to the left, balance on what appear to be chopsticks made of architecture, hang precariously over the ground with no accurate apparent means of support, or are just plain weird.
Curious? Look them up. Here are five structures from worldwide that Newton would not have liked (or loved, who knows).
1. Takasugi-An (The Tea House On The Tree)
Tea in a tree does not seem like it would be typical. It is difficult to say, but perhaps it does if you reside in Japan. But the truth remains that you can.
Terunobu Fujimori, an architect, created The Tea House on the Tree for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum. It consists of a minor, cozy-appearing home constructed in Hokuto on top of a single cypress tree stump.
The home was allegedly erected amid famed cherry blossom trees, which bloom profusely in the spring, and is said to be built to endure earthquakes and storms that occasionally strike Japan.
This tea house was explicitly designed so tourists might enjoy tea amid the grandeur of the Japanese cherry blossoms, a prominent symbol of spring and regeneration in full pink and white bloom.
2. England’s Balancing Barn
The structure here is not your typical English cottage. The Balancing Barn is a cantilevered home that protrudes over a nature reserve near Thorington, England. The building’s design is similar to that of an indigenous longhouse. It could resemble a Lego brick on the verge of falling down a hill.
The only structure in Suffolk with a swing hanging from beneath was created by the Dutch architectural group MVRDV. Modern in design, the inside is clad in blonde wood.
This makes it easier to blend in with the scenery outside its windows. This contrasts with the façade, which is coated in gleaming, reflective steel tiles. Decide for yourself.
3. Dancing House
The Deconstructivist-styled The Dancing House, located in Prague, the Czech Republic, is reportedly influenced by the Hollywood dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Nationale-Nederlanden Building, often known as The Dancing House, is genuinely referred to by this moniker.
Vlado Milunic, a Croatian-Czech architect, created this building in collaboration with Frank Ghery’s business, Ghery Partners, a Canadian architectural practice.
4. One Central Park
The world’s tallest vertical hanging garden may be found in One Central Park in Chippendale’s Sydney, Australia.
Although the structure is not very distinctive, certain angles of seeing it from the ground might make people uncomfortable. The garden might give off the impression of floating in the air.
The façade of this mixed-use, urban regeneration highrise is covered with a diverse array of vegetation.
5. Museum of Tomorrow
Are you looking for something utterly unique and impressive? Your appetites could be sated at The Museum of Tomorrow. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s science museum, is housed in this structure. It was created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and had a neo-futuristic architectural design.
The building, a white one covered with lines and circles, leans out over the river like the tail of an exotic bird fluttering in the breeze.