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Weird But Wonderful Buildings

All over the world architects are known for their eccentricity and their ever present tendency to impress, captivate and mesmerize. The ability to communicate on idea or concept varies among architects.
In this post, I bring to you some of the weird and wonderful edifices that you may never have thought existed. I salutes the Architects and their team for this structures. I do not have a personal favorite though, am awestruck by all. Enjoy the view.  These pictures and information will hold you spellbound wherever you maybe!

1.     Dancing Building, Czech Republic


The Dancing House or “Fred and Ginger” is situated in Prague, Czech Republic. This is an amazing masterpiece of architecture, which has its own romantic charm. There is something so intriguing in the way the buildings hug each other for a dance! It was designed by Vlado Milunic in cooperation with Frank Gehry, it is a stylish and amazing building, which became a symbol of the city!

2.     House Attack, Vienna Austria

The largest art museum in Austria has more than one reason for why it intrigues so many. Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) is perhaps most compelling for the random house wedged into its roof. While artist Erwin Wurm is well-known for his eccentric, humorous works, “House Attack” in Vienna, Austria is the most puzzling. People walking underneath a house perched in such a precarious position will instinctively walk away in haste! From a distance, this is a rather amusing scene to watch.

House Attack is the first modern art piece you will see upon entering the museum. Go inside and be greeted by an extensive collection of artworks. From classical modernity and cubism to futurism and surrealism, you will be overwhelmed by great variety at MUMOK.

3.     Rotating Tower Dubai, UAE 

Have you ever seen a building in motion that actually changes its shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher. This building will never appear exactly the same twice.

It is amazing that you will have the choice of waking up to sunrise in your bedroom and enjoying sunsets over the ocean at dinner.

In addition to being such an incredible engineering miracle it will produce energy for itself and even for other buildings because it will have wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor. So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.

4.     Wonder works (pigeon Forge, TN, USA)

This structure is just awe-inspiring. The structure is located in Midwest Tennessee. The exhibits are housed in a themed building designed by architect Terry Nicholson to look as it were picked up by severe weather and dropped upside down on an existing building. It serves as a recreation center, annually myriads of fun seekers both young and old flock here. I am too stun to write further. Enjoy the pix below.

5.   The Basket Building, Ohio, USA.

Construction year: 1997, Architect(s):NBBJ

What started out as a dream by Dave Longaberger, Founder of The Longaberger Company, has been built into a giant basket to house the entire corporate offices of the company.

Dave’s dream was achieved on December 17, 1997 when the Home Office that is designed to resemble a basket finally opened for business. For more read here.

6.     Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria 

Its unusual form differs radically from conventional exhibition contexts, many of which maintain the traditions of the modernist “White Cube”. The team of architects used an innovative stylistic idiom, known as blob architecture within the historical ambiance of the Murvorstadt. Thus, the gigantic building affectionately called the “Friendly Alien” by its creators Colin Fournier as the Partner-in-Charge together with Peter Cook, in form and material, stands out consciously against the surrounding baroque roof landscape with its red clay roofing tiles but nevertheless integrates the façade of the 1847 iron house. It has an organic shape with a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels. Credit : Wikipedia 

 6. Stone House, Portugal

The stone house in Portugal really resembles the famous home of the Flintstones. It is built between two rocks and its architecture has impressed some of the greatest names of the branch. Not speaking that becoming so famous, the house was attacked by some vandals and in sequence of the attacks it was equipped with bullet resistant windows and a steel door. The house is pretty comfortable inside, having a fireplace and everything necessary, so it is a wonderful example of modern architecture in Stone Age style! Unbelievable!


7.  La Pedrera, Spain  

The building is also called the Casa Mila. I have already written about it. Read more from my former blogspost here.

8.  Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada 

Habitat 67 in Canada is a complex which resembles a very interesting arrangement of cubes that kids play with. It is pretty interesting how it was designed – it looks so original and the same time is a building completely stable and comfortable for living! The architect Moshe Safdie created it as a main attraction for Expo 67, when it was officially exposed!


9.The Crooked House, Poland

The crooked house in Sopot, Poland has an extraordinary and amazing structure. It was built in 2003 with design based on the pictures of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It looks as taken from a cartoon movie, its design is “crooked”, but a kind of symmetrically, so it is not ugly at all, just strange!

The interesting part is how builders managed to create this genius idea, but the house is a fact and everyone admires their creativity!


10. The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil

The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum is significant building for the city; it looks pretty much like coming from another world, or from the outer space! It was built in 1996, designed by Oscar Niemey, who created it with the help of Bruno Contarini. The building is 16 meters high and the diameter of its cupola is 50 meters! The amazing building is gathering admiration from all – architects and ordinary people, who like the uncommon and original!


11. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building, Germany

Forest Spiral ,Germany

Forest Spiral

This Forest Spiral was completed in 2000 and it is a really amazing building with a green roof, resembling a spiral! The colours, the movement of the spiral the whole design is very stylish and warm, makes the whole building look nice and cozy, a real place to live in!

The designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is an artist, which explains why it looks like a masterpiece, and his design was perfectly executed by the architect Heinz Springmann, in two words – they did a great job!


12.Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil

Cathedral de Brasilia

Cathedral in Brazil

The Cathedral of Brasilia is a beautiful building, designed to be residence of the Archdiocese of Brasilia. The designer – Oscar Niemeyer made this gorgeous structure using 16 columns of concrete, each of them with 90 tons weight! It is an amazing building, full of light and created with greatest care for details.

The Cathedral of Brasilia is definitely a building worth to be seen!

13. Cubic Houses, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cubic House,  Netherland

Cubic House, Netherland

The Cubic houses in Rotterdam and Helmond, Netherlands were designed by Piet Blom.

They are cubes, situated in different angles over hexagon formed pylons, so they resemble trees, and altogether – make a forest! There are 38 small cubes, and they all are attached one to another, this is a genius idea, which was perfectly completed!

National Center for Performing Arts


14.National Centre for the Performing Arts, China

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA shortly, unlike the newest buildings in China took almost 6 years to be built – it was started in 2001 with the project of Paul Andreu and it was finished in 2007. But all the time it had been built was worth, considering the result – the building resembles an enormous egg, lying in an artificial lake, it is all made of titanium and glass and looks really amazing!

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