Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes, Workshops & Webinars
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual event.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Innovation Events
Explore our 2020 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

37 Surreal Spiralling Structures

From Spiralling Auto Garages to Elegant Spiralling Abodes

— November 9, 2013 — Art & Design
These surreal spiralling structures are showcasing how curved design and coiled features can have a profound visual impact on architectural buildings.

Modern day architects are all about creating whimsical works of art that are more visually appealing than functional in design, and by adding in a spiralling feature, it automatically gives the structure an eclectically surreal appearance. By transforming staircases and exterior structures into a curved spherical shape, architects are able to create an abstract yet fluid overall appearance, showcasing how coiled forms and curved features can turn an ordinary building into a contemporary one.

From swirling overpasses to spiralled DNA homes, these surreal spiralling structures are showcasing how abstract curves can add a sleek futuristic appeal to any building.
5.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
37
Orange Peel Trampolines
Orange Peel Trampolines
The JDS Architects's Entry for the 'Contemplating the Void' Exhibition
<
36
Spiraling Cycling Centers
Spiraling Cycling Centers
The Danish Pavilion at the at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
<
35
Dizzying Stairchitecture
Dizzying Stairchitecture
The Michael Craft House is the Last Home You'll Ever Need to Own
<
34
Cantilevered Reed Staircases
Cantilevered Reed Staircases
Amaral Loft Has a Mesmerizing Means of Ascension to its Second Floor
<
33
Spiralled DNA Homes
Spiralled DNA Homes
Double Helix House by Onishimaki and Hyakudayuki Architects isn't Easy to Find
<
32
Spiraling Pedestrian Paths
Spiraling Pedestrian Paths
The Arganzuela Footbridge Has a Sculptural Presence
<
31
Swirling Spiral Overpasses
Swirling Spiral Overpasses
The 'Amsterdam bridge V' Produces Its Own Energy
<
30
Spiraling Transit Stations
Spiraling Transit Stations
The Newport Station in Wales is a Futuristic Eco-Efficient Hub
<
29
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
The Blue Planet Aquarium Pays Tribute to Underwater Life
<
28
Swirly-Twirly Sustainable Gazebos
Swirly-Twirly Sustainable Gazebos
The Spiral Garden Pavillion is a Revolving Outdoor Retreat
<
27
Twist-Tie Architecture
Twist-Tie Architecture
The Mur Tower Offers a Spiraling Scenic View of the Great Outdoors
<
26
Toy-Inspired Overpasses
Toy-Inspired Overpasses
The Slinky Springs Bridge is Colorful and Fun
<
25
Spiralling Architecture
Spiralling Architecture
Chris Prechteck Designs an Eye-Catching Curvy Library
<
24
Coiling Cone Architecture
Coiling Cone Architecture
The Spiral Garden Museum is a Cultural Creation Fit for Kids
<
23
Elaborately Entangled Installations
Elaborately Entangled Installations
Tangling by Akihisa Hirata Hypnotizes with Curvaceous Shapes
<
22
Edible Staircase Designs
Edible Staircase Designs
The Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge is Stocked with Herbs
<
21
Sculptural Spiral Staircases
Sculptural Spiral Staircases
Italian Designer Roberto Semprini Creates Stunning Steps
<
20
Twisting Hotels
Twisting Hotels
The Logistics of the Spear Tower Will Send You for a Loop
<
19
Elegant Spiraling Abodes
Elegant Spiraling Abodes
Toda House by Kimihiko Okada Rests on Stilts
<
18
Convoluted Curvitecture
Convoluted Curvitecture
The Zurich Cocoon Building Spirals Among a Green Oasis
<
17
Spiraling Shingle Architecture
Spiraling Shingle Architecture
The Paviljoen Puur by Emma Architecten Towers with Wooden Wonder
<
16
Futuristic Fixed Link Casinos
Futuristic Fixed Link Casinos
Vertical Strip Adds New Dimension to Gambling Establishments
<
15
Extensive Spiralling Sculptures
Extensive Spiralling Sculptures
Sity by Sonik Module Wraps itself Around an Urban Park
<
14
Spiral DNA Staircases
Spiral DNA Staircases
Garvan Medical Institute Helix Stairs
<
13
Spiraling Stadiums
Spiraling Stadiums
Incheon Stadium Design for 2014 Asian Games by Populous
<
12
Helical Plexiglass Steps
Helical Plexiglass Steps
The 'Folio' Spiral Staircase Design Features a Flexible Folded Structure
<
11
Seashell Arts Centers
Seashell Arts Centers
The OODA Busan Opera House Embodies an Organic Oceanic Influence
<
10
Four-in-One Hotels
Four-in-One Hotels
This Skyscraper by Hani Rashid Studio Offers Targeted Accommodations
<
9
Spiraling Cone-Shaped Buildings
Spiraling Cone-Shaped Buildings
Guggenheim Museum's Cone-Shape Concept Will Fill a Full Scoop
<
8
Continually Spiraling Staircases
Continually Spiraling Staircases
The Olafur Eliasson Infinite Staircase is Full of Twists and Turn
<
7
Sycamore Sea Shell Side Tables
Sycamore Sea Shell Side Tables
The Nautilus II Table by Marc Fish has 4000 Layers of Veneer
<
6
Dramatic Spectral Dwellings
Dramatic Spectral Dwellings
The Rainbow House by Ab Rogers Design is a Funhouse Family Home
<
5
Leafy Living Towers
Leafy Living Towers
The Tree of Life Skyscraper Provides a Complete Setting for Human Existence
<
4
Coke Crate Installations
Coke Crate Installations
The Upcycling Pavilion by BNKR Arquitectura Uses 5,000 Coca-Cola Cases
<
3
Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
The Edgar Street Towers Feature Bio-Filtration
<
2
Eco Intelligent Skyscrapers
Eco Intelligent Skyscrapers
Moving Buildings Will be the Future of Mangal City by Chimera
<
1
Spiraling Auto Garages
Spiraling Auto Garages
The Car Park Tower by Mozhao Studio Wins Hong Kong Design Competition
<