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The National Library in Prague is Futuristic Fantastic

 - May 19, 2009   Updated: Apr 1 2011
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This design for the National Library in Prague looks like a droplet of mercury. HŠH Architects are behind the sleek design, which is based on the shape and structure of a cell.

We've seen a number of droplet-shaped and spherical designs for architectural pieces. Check out some of my favorites below.

Implications - Today's architects are under more pressure to think outside of the box than ever, with more and more competitors entering the industry. Thus, the most abstract inspirations are observed in today's architecture, such as the National Library in Prague's resemblance to a drop of liquid. This demand for more creative thinking spreads throughout all facets of design and calls artists to up the ante in terms of edginess.