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