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50 Bizarre Architecture Expressed Part II

The Architecture expressed by the dreams, spirit and aspirations of a nation or a whole community stand as an expression of its core unique values in matter and the multiplicity of different styles and typologies found in modern Art reflect the socio-economic, cultural, ideological, ecological and climatic factors that have shaped us over 3 decades.

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The Architecture expressed by the dreams, spirit and aspirations of a nation or a whole community stand as an expression of its core unique values in matter and the multiplicity of different styles and typologies found in modern Art reflect the socio-economic, cultural, ideological, ecological and climatic factors that have shaped us over 3 decades.

1. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

Construction of the building started in in January 2003 and in December 2003 it was finished. House architecture is based on Jan Marcin Szancer (famous Polish artist and child books illustrator) and Per Dahlberg (Swedish painter living in Sopot) pictures and paintings.

The Crooked House
Image Source: brocha

2. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany)

The Hundertwasser house “Waldspirale” (”Forest Spiral”) was built in Darmstadt between 1998 and 2000. Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the famous Austrian architect and painter, is widely renowned for his revolutionary, colourful architectural designs which incorporate irregular, organic forms, e.g. onion-shaped domes.

The structure with 105 apartments wraps around a landscaped courtyard with a running stream. Up in the turret at the southeast corner, there is a restaurant, including a cocktail bar.

Forest Spiral - Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany)
Image Source: Kikos Dad

3. The Torre Galatea Figueras (Spain)

The Torre Galatea Figueras (Spain)
Image Source: manuelfloresv

4. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)

Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)
Image Source: Mélisande*

5. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)

The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark, Ohio might just be a strangest office building in the world. The 180,000-square-foot building, a replica of the company’s famous market basket, cost $30 million and took two years to complete. Many experts tried to persuade Dave Longaberger to alter his plans, but he wanted an exact replica of the real thing.

The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)
Image Source: addicted Eyes

6. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

This project, located in the heart of Kansas City, represents one of the pioneer projects behind the revitalization of downtown.

The people of Kansas City were asked to help pick highly influential books that represent Kansas City. Those titles were included as ‘bookbindings’ in the innovative design of the parking garage exterior, to inspire people to utilize the downtown Central Library.

Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)
Image Source: jonathan_moreau

7. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States)

Wonderworks (Florida, United States)

8. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

Expo 67, one of the world’s largest universal expositions was held in Montreal. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67.

The cube is the base, the mean and the finality of Habitat 67. In its material  sense, the cube is a symbol of stability. As for its mystic meaning, the cube is symbol of wisdom, truth, moral perfection, at the origin itself of our civilization.

354 cubes of a magnificent grey-beige build up one on the other to form 146 residences nestled between sky and earth, between city and river, between greenery and light.

Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
Image Source: ken ratcliff

9. Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The original idea of these cubic houses came about in the 1970s. Piet Blom has developed a couple of these cubic houses that were built in Helmond.

The city of Rotterdam asked him to design housing on top of a pedestrian bridge and he decided to use the cubic houses idea. The concept behind these houses is that he tries to create a forest by each cube representing an abstract tree; therefore the whole village becomes a forest.

Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Image Source: vpzone

10. Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)

The house is owned by the daughter of the ex-president of Vietnam, who studied architecture in Moscow.

It does not comply with any convention about house building, has unexpected twists and turns, roofs and rooms. It looks like a fairy tale castle, it has enormous “animals” like a giraffe and a spider, no window is rectangular or round, and it can be visited like a museum.

Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)
Image Source: JonasPhoto

11. Chapel in the Rock (Arizona, United States)

Chapel in the Rock (Arizona, United States)
Image Source: santanartist

12. Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)

Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)
Image Source: jemil75

13. Calakmul building a.k.a La Lavadora a.k.a The Washing Mashine (Mexico, Mexico)

Calakmul building a.k.a La Lavadora a.k.a The Washing Mashine (Mexico, Mexico)
Image Source: marj k

14. Kettle House (Texas, United States)

Kettle House (Texas, United States)
Image Source: y luckyfukr

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15. Manchester Civil Justice Centre (Manchester, UK)

Manchester Civil Justice Centre (Manchester, UK)
Image Source: tj.blackwell

16. Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo, Japan)

Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo, Japan)
Image Source: pict_u_re

17. Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)
Image Source: angelocesare

18. Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Image Source: Jsome1

19. Shoe House (Pennsylvania, United States)

Shoe House (Pennsylvania, United States)
Image Source: James Gordon

20. Weird House in Alps

Weird House in Alps
Image Source: nicolasnova

21. The Ufo House (Sanjhih, Taiwan)

The Ufo House (Sanjhih, Taiwan)
Image Source: cypherone @ Taiwan

22. The Hole House (Texas, United States)

The Hole House (Texas, United States)
Image Source: melinnis

23. Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea)

Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Image Source: Pricey

24. The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)
Image Source: ledsmagazine.com

25. Grand Lisboa (Macao)

Grand Lisboa (Macao)
Image Source: Michael McDonough

26. Wall House (Groningen, Netherlands)

Wall House (Groningen, Netherlands)
Image Source: Liao Yusheng

27. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)
Image Source: disgustipado

28. Bahá’í House of Worship a.k.a Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)

Bahá'í House of Worship a.k.a Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)
Image Source: MACSURAK

29. Container City (London, UK)

Container City (London, UK)
Image Source: y Fin Fahey

30. Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)

Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
Image Source: Dom Dada

31. Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)

Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)
Image Source: deputy-dog.com

32. Air Force Academy Chapel (Colorado, United States)

Air Force Academy Chapel (Colorado, United States)
Image Source: dbking

33. Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France)

Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France)
Image Source: f2g2

34. Dome House (Florida, United States)

Dome House (Florida, United States)
Image Source: easement

35. Beijing National Stadium (Beijing, China)

Beijing National Stadium (Beijing, China)
Image Source: littlemalt

36. Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas, United States)

Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas, United States)
Image Source: b2tse

37. Luxor Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, United States)

Luxor Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, United States)
Image Source: wallyg

38. Zenith Europe (Strasbourg, France)

Zenith Europe (Strasbourg, France)
Image Source: Edouard55

39. Civic Center (Santa Monica)

Civic Center (Santa Monica)
Image Source: karenchu121

40. Mammy’s Cupboard (Natchez, MS, United States)

Mammy's Cupboard (Natchez, MS, United States)
Image Source: Live Simply

41. Pickle Barrel House (Grand Marais, Michigan, United States)

Pickle Barrel House (Grand Marais, Michigan, United States)
Image Source: the naked fauxtographer

42. The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, United States)

The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, United States)
Image Source: iessi

43. Gherkin Building (London, UK)

Gherkin Building (London, UK)
Image Source: Lawrie Cate

44. Nord LB building (Hannover, Germany)

Nord LB building (Hannover, Germany)
Image Source: iterby

45. Lloyd’s building (London, UK)

Lloyd’s building (London, UK)
Image Source: ryanfb

46. “Druzhba Holiday Center Hall (Yalta, Ukraine)

“Druzhba Holiday Center Hall (Yalta, Ukraine)
Image Source: Argenberg

47. Fuji television building (Tokyo, Japan)

Fuji television building (Tokyo, Japan)
Image Source: kamoda

48. UCSD Geisel Library (San Diego, California, United States)

UCSD Geisel Library (San Diego, California, United States)
Image Source: ewen and donabel

49. Ripley’s Building (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)

Ripley's Building (Ontario, Canada)
Image Source: Bekah267

50. The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)
Image Source: hewy

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5 Comments

  • These bizarre structures are just goldmines for bizarre architecture lovers. These designs are movers and shakers of design. I would love to have a house patterned to these, and I am sure that my household members would be delighted to have such as they are always love to seek attention from their surroundings. Any architects taking the challenge?

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