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These 20 Creative Buildings Make The World Much More Interesting

These 20 Creative Buildings Make The World Much More Interesting

Look around you. There are houses and buildings. What you see, however, is probably not eye-catching architecture. Presenting 20 creative buildings from around the world for you to enjoy!

1. The Barcode Building

This shopping mall was designed by Vitruvius and Sons. It is located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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    Photo Source: Funny Buildings

    2. Basket Building

    This beautiful basket is the headquarters of Longaberger Company in Newark, Ohio (USA). This unique building is famously known as the world’s largest basket.

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      Photo Source: Photo Phase

      3. The Kansas City Library

      This building is any book-lover’s heaven. Structured like a single book shelf, this beautiful architectural construction is in Kansas City, Missouri (USA).

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        Photo Source: Hot Trip

        4. Atomium

        Built in 1958, this museum of technology and design has eight floors. The floors are dedicated to museum space and restaurants. Atomium is situated in Brussels, Belgium.

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          Photo Source: Panoramio

          5. Upside-down House

          A small village in Szymbark, northern Poland, is a huge tourist attraction every year since 2007 because of a unique house designed by the philanthropist Daniel Czapiewski.

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            Photo Source: Freshome

            6. The Piano House

            Built in a rural area of  Huainan, Anhui, China, this piece of musical structure consists of a violin and a piano.

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              Photo Source: Facts Stop

              7. The Teapot

              Care for  some tea? Drop by this hotel in Zunyi, China.

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                Photo Source: Hug China

                8. Atlantis (Dubai)

                Situated in Dubai, Atlantis is the heart of Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island, that describes the word “grand” to its full context.

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                  Photo Source: Dynamic Architecture

                  9. Crazy House

                  The house says it all. This is located in Dalat, Vietnam.

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                    Photo Source: Mimoa

                    10. Palaise Bulles

                    Pierre Cardin’s residence in the early eighties, this bubble house is located in Cannes, France.

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                      11. Rotating Tower

                      Also situated in Dubai, Rotating Tower rotates around a central axis, each floor twirling separately and giving new views at each turn.

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                        12. Redwoods Treehouse

                        A restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand, these onion shaped structures hang from trees.

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                          Photo Source: Barfan

                          13. The Crooked House

                          The Crooked House is a shopping centre in Sopot, Poland. This building has peculiar outer and inner walls.

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                            Photo Source: Akademi Fantasia

                            14. Solar Ark

                            A Japanese museum and lab, the whole building is covered by solar panels. It is owned by Panasonic Corporation.

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                              Photo Source: Open Buildings

                              15. Capital Gate

                              This dazzling leaning tower is located in Abu Dhabi.

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                                Photo Source: Visit Abu Dhabi

                                16. The Seven-story Treehouse

                                This beautiful Treehouse is in Traver, California. It has a bar and a cafe.

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                                  Photo Source: Visalia

                                  17. Cybertecture Egg Office

                                  This delicious egg has 13 floors and is located in Mumbai, India.

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                                    18. Turning Torso Building

                                    You will find this swirling skyscraper in Malmo, Sweden. This is luxurious residential apartments, containing a few offices as well.

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                                      Photo Source: Tourist Link

                                      19. The Ryugyong Hotel

                                      Situated in North Korea, this futuristic looking hotel is aged more than a quarter-century and is still incomplete.

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                                        Photo Source: Open Buildings

                                        20. The Ericsson Kista Building

                                        With glass resembling a crack in the middle, this colorful building is the headquarters of Ericsson Telecommunications in Stockholm, Sweden.

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                                          Photo Source: Pinterest

                                          I hope you have enjoyed this little journey of unique architecture from around the globe. Stay well and be creative!

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                                          Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                                          The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                                          The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                                          Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                                          Review Your Past Flow

                                          Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                                          Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                                          Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                                          Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                                          Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                                          Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                                          Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                                          We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                                          Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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