Architecture is one of the most intriguing inventions of man. Not, only today, but since ages man has been a great in creating constructional marvels. To fulfill your knowledge pangs you should definitely be aware of the most amazing buildings in the world. Yes, there are certain buildings which are unique and will fascinate you. Given below is the list of them.
The Dome of the Rock is a 7th-century building which is a masterpiece of Islamic Culture. It is situated in Jerusalem. It was constructed between 687 and 691 by Caliph Abd al-Malik. It has an octagonal plan and the rotunda dome of wood which are of Byzantine design. The Persian tiles which are present on the outer side and the marble slabs that embellish the interior were made by Suleiman I in 1561.It is the oldest extant Islamic monument and has served as a model for architecture and other artistic endeavors for over a millennium.
The White House was designed by James Hoban who was an Irish architect. In 1792 Hoban presented a plan for the presidential mansion and consequently got the commission to build the White House. The construction started in 1793 and completed in 1801. The mansion is actually a home to every US leader from the time when the country's second president John Adams. This White House was made of white-painted Aquia sandstone.
In the whole Europe, Leaning Tower of Pisa is regarded as one of the most remarkable architectural structures. It is famous for its tilt. The tower began to incline during construction after soft ground on one side was incapable to appropriately support the structure's weight. The building work began in 1173 and continued for over 300 years. It is believed that it was designed by Bonnano Pisano but studies have also said that the architect was Diotisalvi.