20 Strange Buildings of the World
07 Jul 2015
There are many strange constructions that the world has experienced and some of the most interesting ones are listed below:
1. The Crooked House at Sopot, Poland:
This house has been build since January 2003 and got completed by the end of the year. This finished architecture got based on Jan Marcin Szancer, the famed Polish drawer with children’s book illustration as a part of the inspiration. The House has been constructed on the illustrations of Swedish painter who is also based at Sopot. It is a much celebrated twisted looking house with pictures and paintings of all kinds being placed there.
2. Forest Spiral, Hundertwasser Building, Darmstadt, Germany:
This is another house that is strange enough and is rightfully named, “Forest Spiral”. This building was built in Darmstadt between 1998 and 2000. This was made by the famed architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser who is also an Austrian architect as well as painter. He is renowned for his revolutionary as well as rich and colorful designs that created stirs. There are different kinds of organic forms of shape and structure coming through this form that brings about the interesting sides and edges to it. The incorporation of inordinately unshapely patterns brings a living edge to the whole style. There are about 105 apartments, a total and widespread landscape as well as courtyard for the running stream that is within. There is a turret and even a restaurant at some corner of the cocktail bar.
3. The Torre Galata Figueres, Spain:
The Torre Galata is in fact one of the strangest buildings ever. It is a very unique kind of tower with huge eggs being designed and placed on top of that. It has been one of the strangest buildings that have been surrounded by magnificent enigma about it. Visitors from all across the world come over to pay visit to it. It is one of the most important and most visited places of Europe.
4. Ferdinand Cheval Palace or the Ideal Palace, France:
This is one of the most important places of France, located in Hauterives. It is an enchanting palace that comes with one of the most magnificent architectural work ever. It is a remarkable masterpiece that comes along with the starting foundation back in 1879. The architect is hailed to be one of the most amazing talents to have been produced by France. Cheval was also a poet and so his writings have been engraved and chiseled at different places of the Palace at different facades. This 4-sided castle got made from concrete, lime and wire.
5. Basket Building, Ohio, US:
Basket Building in Ohio is one of the most interesting buildings that have been built in Newark. It is in fact the Longaberger Basket Company office building and would be, perhaps, one of the weirdest official buildings that have been known. Dave Longaberger has persuaded experts to make this building look like one of a kind. He wanted the slants and planes of the building to be created in a way to turn it into an exact replica of the real thing. The supremely famed market basket cost about $30 million in total and took two years to be completed.
6. Kansas City Public Library, Missouri, US:
This is one of the most interesting looking libraries that anyone would ever come across. This is a rather unique design that is enchanting for its great architecture as well as very innovative and awestruck features that inspire people to utilize this downtown Central Library. The Kansas City Library has helped increased people’s general interest in reading and books with the great bookbinding titles as its wall structure. The parking garage is one of the most exclusive places to be reckoned with and it is one of the greatest project locations taking place with the revitalization themes.
7. Wonderworks, Pigeon Forge, TN, US:
This is a greatly interesting building. It is one of the greatest wonderworks of the world with all the indoor attraction that brings interactive action. It is the perfect place to come and hang out with or just dine. This is the perfect place to hang out with mind and body. This brings you great choices to have fun with and enjoy a great time. There are many packages and price listings that allow you to enjoy the thrill within this building.
8. Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada:
This is one of the most important universal expositions that have housing as its central theme. It happens to be one of the greatest housing complexes that bring about different systems of cubing through the symbols of wisdom, truth and moral perfection. This brings greatness to the civilization of the different magnificent cubes and structures of the world, all into one. The 146 residences stay nestled within the sky and earth with the gorgeous scenery and greenery around.
9. Cubic House, Rotterdam, Netherlands:
This is one of the greatest cubic houses of the world which was developed by avant garde architecture, Piet Blom. It got developed through ideas of different houses in Helmond. The Rotterdam was asked to design the housing with the top pedestrian bridge that came to exist. The cubic houses brought exact ideas with the whole village coming to be brought into a representative forest. The recreation of the house makes for the most amazing abstraction that one could see from different angles.
10. Hang Nga Guesthouse or the Crazy House in Vietnam:
This is one of the most interesting and wonderful piece of architecture that brings a lot many different conventions about different house building process. The twists and turns of the roofs as well as the rooms are totally unique. It makes for the looks of a fairy tale around a castle. The enormous animals that are installed in the building’s prelim are giraffe and spider. The windows bring magnificent views and a rectangular and even round shaped place. It looks like a very beautiful museum with different geometric patterns and shapes.
11. Chapel in the Rock, Arizona, US:
Hailed to be one of the most interesting Catholic chapels with its rather interesting built, it is called to be one of the greatest spiritual places of the world. The spiritual experience that this place brings is immensely beautiful. It is located in South of Sedona amidst the beautiful red rocks of the area. It stands as a pristine and peerless beauty of its own. It is beautiful in the most amazing ways.
12. Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic:
This is also known as the Dancing House which was brought through Neo Renaissance style that came about from the 19th Century. The neighboring house to this interesting building has also been one of the sources of attraction for visitors to this area. The house is a remake though as the original was badly destroyed through bombing and the globe on the co-roof got made later the whole place got removed and rebuilt after the 60s destruction.
13. Calakmul Building or the La Lavadora or the Washing Machine in Mexico:
Located in this modern state in New Mexico City the city got developed over its ruins and in stark contrast to what it previously was this place got improved in a lot many ways. The place got multinational and Mexican companies alike with headquarters that towered all over the place. This building stands as one of the most interesting developments in this region.
14. Kettle House, Texas, US:
The Kettle House in Texas is one of the most interesting houses in Texas that has been visited by generations with much enthusiasm. This house has survived the great hurricane infected Texas. The great engineering of the house remain to be applauded at it was meant to survive heavy storms and flood.
15. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Manchester, UK:
This building also comes to head one of the most unique buildings of the world. This is one of the most interesting architectural structures to be designed Australian architects. It got constructed between 2003 and 2007.
16. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan:
This is a mixed use sort of building which is residential as well as with office tower. This was designed by Kisho Kurokawa with some of the greatest examples of post war architectural creativity coming with it.
17. Mind House, Barcelona, Spain:
The entrance to this enchanting building is one of the most interesting with the entrance like Parc Guel. This certainly remains to be one of the most interesting houses to visit in Spain. It is said to be the work of Antoni Gaudi.
18. Stone House, Guimarães, Portugal:
This is also one of the most unusual houses that have been present in Portugal. This is a private property now but still people come from far and distance to come over to visit. This is made of lyme and has some of the strongest architectural set ups. It is typical in its traditional Portugese looks.
19. Shoe House Pennsylvania, United States:
This house shaped like a giant shoe is one of the greatest houses to be looked up to through generations. It is a shoe house that was built in 1948 and is as flamboyant as ever. Haines was the original builder of this spectacular building.
20. Weird House in Alps:
This is namely one of the most popular weird looking building present in the Alps with a very interesting shape to it. It has one of the most intriguing architecture and makes to be one of the top strangest buildings of the world of all times.