WHILE most conventional structures are designed with a clearly defined centre of mass, advancements in engineering, construction materials and building techniques have allowed some architects and engineers to conceive a range of awe-inspiring structures that seemingly defy the laws of physics.
Despite each of these schemes appearing unsettling at first, they are in fact as sturdy as any others.
From floating museums that reach into other countries, to breath-taking cantilevered sky gardens and truly terrifying observation platforms, these structures appear to defy gravity.
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Footage and images courtesy of Philippe Ruault, Alexa Rainer, Murray Fredericks, Mark Steel, Stéphane Brügger, Rob Deutscher, Simon Wood, PTW Architects, Shaun Best, Montreal Document Management and Archives, Canadian Press Picture Archives, Olivier Kerbidi, Picasa, Liebherr, Google Earth, William Vaughan, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, Werner Tscholl Architects, Rene Riller, Jurgen Eheim, Jakob Boerner, OMA, Jakob Montrasio and John Gollings. Narrated by Fred Mills.