As the world is globalizing more of buildings are coming up turning every place into an urban sector but are all the buildings as weird as the ones mentioned in this article? Here we are discussing about those building that have gained popularity due to their unique and peculiar design and style. They are located at various metropolises and have been erected by some of the famous architects. Let us go through the list of weirdest buildings in the world to know the strange and exceptional details related to them.
Top Ten Weirdest Buildings in the World
Read through the interesting facts related to the top ten weirdest buildings in the world and gather some unknown truths about these buildings.
1. The Crooked House
Inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer, Polish architects Szotyńscy Zaleski and Per Dahlberg designed the Crooked House that was opened in 2004. The house is of 4000 metre sq. of luscious curves and is topped with a roof of blue- green enameled shingles designed to give the impression of a dragon. It is situated in downtown Sopot, Poland and is filled with shops, bars and cafes. A fascinating element about this structure consists of the fact that it includes very few straight lines situated somewhere in the middle of the building. To visitors it gives an impression of a melting building or a structure sagged out of exhaustion.
2. Kansas City Library
Kansas City Library in Kansas City, Missouri, USA was build to inspire the residents of the town to utilize the downtown Central Library. The people of the town were asked to help pick highly influential books that represent Kansas City and later these titles were included as ‘bookbindings’ in the innovative design of the Kansas City Library Building. The building has become a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown that runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar.
3. Cubic Houses
Another name that hits the list of top 10 world’s weirdest buildings is the Cubic Houses that are located in Rotterdam, Netherland. These are a set of innovative houses designed by architect Piet Blom based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. The design represents a village within a city and each house resembles a tree that all together seems like a forest. There are 38 small cubes and two so called ‘super-cubes’, all attached to each other.
Wonderworks is an amusement park with branches in Orlando, Pigeon Forge; Panama City Beach and Myrtle Beach. It has lot of fun place with many challenging and interactive games for families. Educational programs are also available at all locations and some locations also offer a dinner magic show. The attraction is housed in a themed building designed to look as it it were picked up by severe weather and dropped upside down on an existing building.
5. Dancing House
Also know as Fred and Ginger, the Dancing House is the fifth building that has been included in the record of top ten world’s weirdest buildings. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in collaboration with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The construction of the building started in 1992 and took four years to give its finishing touch. The Dancing House is set on a property of great historical significance as its site was a location of a house that has been destroyed by the U.S. device of Prague in 1945.
6. Habitat 67
Next in the row is Habitat 67 or simply Habitat which is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Canada designed by Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. It is located at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy on the Marc-Drouin Quay next to the Saint Lawrence River and is usually considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognizable and significant buildings in both Montreal and Canada. The development of the complex had been financed by the federal government.
7. Stone House
This crazy house is placed into the Fafe Mountains in Portugal. It is constructed between two giant stones, linked with a concrete mix and is rumored to be inspired by the popular American Flintstones cartoon. Although quite unusual, the prehistoric-looking residence does feature some traditional components such as windows, a front door, and even a shingled roof. Stone House attracts thousands of tourists round the year.
8. Nautilus House
The amazing Nautilus House was constructed in 2006 by a couple with two kids from Mexico. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister. This wonderful, whimsical house architect-ed by Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica has brought aquatic life into architecture. The sculptural capricious house features an outstanding entry cut into a wall of colorful stained glass.
9. Ferdinand Cheval Palace
Ferdinand Cheval Palace was build way back in 1879 by Ferdinand Cheval with several styles and using the Bible and Hingu mythology as inspiration. He had put in 20 years constructing it with stones together with lime, mortar and cement and decorating them with all sorts of chapel and temple models. Ferdinand Cheval Palace is recognized as a masterpiece and is now a cultural landmark and one of France’s popular tourist attractions.
10. Hundertwasser Building
Also popular as Forest Spiral, the Hundertwasser house was built in Darmstadt between 1998 and 2000 by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the famous Austrian architect and painter. The building has 105 apartments wraps around a landscaped courtyard with a running stream with a restaurant and cocktail bar in the southeast corner. To sum up all the edifice is a vast array of organic forms, shapes and structures all combined to create an extravagantly irregular pattern.