10 Strange Buildings around the World

There are lots of beautiful buildings and strange looking buildings designed by architects from different parts of the world. Most Architects love to create beautiful buildings ,but only a few tend to create strange buildings. Below is a list of ten strange buildings around the world.

1.Krzywy Domek (Sopot,Poland)

From a distance, it looks like something you see in a fairy tale movie, but a closer look will tell you it’s a real building. This usually shaped building is located in Sopot Poland. It was built in 2004 as a part of the Rezydent shopping center. Krzywy Domek means crooked House when translated into English language, it is home to many shops, restaurant and a radio station.

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2.Stone House (Portugal)

Nope, this isn’t the Flinstones’ home. The stone house, also known as Casa do Penedo is a beautiful and unusual architectural monument located in the Fafe mountains of Portugal. The stone house was built in 1974 by the Rodriguez family as holiday get away.

3.Museum of Contemporary Art( Niteroi, Brazil)

What might look like an alien space home from a distance is actually a famous Landmark in Brazil. The Niteroi museum of contemporary art  was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and it was completed in 1996.

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4.Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

One of the most unusual sights in Kansas city is the giant book façade that covers the front of Kansas city Library’s paring garage. It is known as the world’s “largest bookshelf” and it is made up of 22 different book titles, ranging from Joseph heller’s catch 22 to Rachel carson’s Silent spring. The Idea to create a giant bookshelf was borne when the Kansas city community was asked to provide creative ways to beautify the front of the Library’s garage.

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5.ING Headquarters (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Depending on what angle you’re looking at the building from, it might look like a cruise ship, a boat or even a shoe. The ING headquarters located in Amsterdam was designed by architect Robert Meyer Colombia and architect Jeroen van Schooten. The building was started in 1998 and completed in 2002.

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6.Guggenheim museum Bilbao, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum is a museum of modern and contemporary art Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao, Spain. The museum was designed by architect Frank Gehry and inaugurated on 18th October 1997 by King Juan carlos of Spain.

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7.Museum Of Pop Culture (Seattle Washington)

The museum of pop culture also Known as Mop, was founded by Microsoft co- founder Paul Allen in 2000 as the experience Music project. This non profit museum is dedicated to contemporary popular culture. Source

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 8.Upside Down House (Szymbark, Poland)

If you’re looking for a building where you can enter through the a roof window and walk on the ceiling, look no further. Upside Down House is real. The house was built in 2007 and it’s been open to tourists ever since.

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9.House Attack (Vienna, Austria)

Looks like a house fell into another building right?  That was what Erwin Wurm had in mind when he collaborated with the Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK). The building was completed in october 2006. The Building is now permanently closed.

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10.The Basket Building (Ohio, USA)

It’s actually an office building. The basket building is Longaberger’s old headquarters modelled after a giant market basket.

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