Presentation on theme: "FOLLIES AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT IS A FOLLY? In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration. In the original use of the word,"— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS A FOLLY? In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration. In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th-20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business usage.
Cabazon Dinosaurs Cabazon Dinosaurs, also referred to as Claude Bell's Dinosaurs, are enormous, sculptured roadside attractions located in Cabazon, California and visible to the immediate north of Interstate 10.
Lucy the Margate Elephant Margate, New Jersey, is the home of, the largest elephant in the world and is also the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States. Over 124 years old, she has been painstakingly restored and is toured by thousands of fans each year.
The Basket Building - United States Located in Newark, Ohio, the basket building is the home office of the Longaberger Basket Company. Founder Dave Longaberger decided he wanted the corporate home office in a giant basket, and so he achieved his dream in December 1997. The following year, the Longaberger home office also received a Build Ohio Award for its synthetic plaster system; the building is made of stucco over a steel structure, which helps create the look of an actual Longaberger Basket.Longaberger Basket Company
The Shoe House - South Africa One of many shoe-shaped houses in the world, the South African shoe house, in Mpumalanga Province, was built in 1990 by entrepreneur and artist Ron Van Zyl, a South African artist and hotelier who built the strange building at his wife's request. The interior is a museum of rock and wood carvings made by Van Zyl himself. The Shoe is part of a bigger project, which includes a camp site and a chalet guest house, restaurant, bar, pool and shop.shoe houseRon Van Zyl
The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is located in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark, and here are a few pics with this house. Rather than simply being a bizarre tourist attraction this house, managed to attract thousands of tourists. The house is also meant to be a profound statement about the Communist era and the state of the world. Czapiewskis company would normally take three weeks to construct a house, but this one took 114 days because the workers were disorientated by the strange angles of the walls. Many tourists who visit complain of mild seasickness and dizziness after just a few minutes of being in the structure. Now lets take a look at some pictures with this house
Skate shaped house My daughters love to figure skate. I found this picture and I just asked one of them if she would like to live in this house. She said she would not. I said it looks like a figure skate. She said it looks like a shoe. My husband thinks it is a boot. I still say it is a skate. No matter what it is, it is an interesting house. I think it would be fun to stay there for a night or two.
Tianzi Hotel - Beijing, China THIS 10-STORY BUILDING, STANDING AT 46.1M HOLDS THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE "BIGGEST IMAGE BUILDING". THE 3 MEN FEATURED ARE FROM CHINESE MYTHOLOGY, REPRESENTING "GOOD FORTUNE, PROSPERITY AND LONGEVITY".
Corpus Museum - Netherlands NOW HOW ABOUT A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WALKING THROUGH THE HUMAN BODY? THIS ONE-OF-IT'S-KIND MUSEUM IN THE WORLD IS DESIGNED TO REFLECT THE INTERNAL WORKINGS OF THE HUMAN BODY. NEWLY OPENED IN 2008 BY QUEEN BEATRIX,IT OFFERS A VARIETY OF INFORMATION AND PROVIDES EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT AS WELL AS A VAST NUMBER OF PERMANENT AND VARIABLE EXHIBITIONS.