10 Extremely Odd Building Architectures Around the World


The history of architecture is enriched with extraordinary designs from its commencement. Many everlasting records have been set by the architectures. These masterpieces of construction are still a reason of astound for the world. These imaginative structures have always enthralled people by their uniqueness and uncommon design. I have extracted some astonishing and spectacular building from all over the world and accumulate them into a list. These ranking are based on the building’s unusual and extraordinary design.

 

10. Cubic Houses

Architect: Piet Blom

Location: Rotterdam and Helmond, Netherland

Year of Development: 1974

Distinct Feature: Cubic shape

Cubic houses are built in Rotterdam and Helmond in Netherland. They were designed with a concept of “living as an urban roof”. The design of the houses are very unique in which each house is representing a tree and houses all together make a forest. Houses are tilted to 45 degrees and are built on a hexagon shaped pylon. Piet Blom is the architect of this unique structure. The houses were initially constructed in Helmond later on the natives of Rotterdam were also blessed with this exceptional forest of cubic houses.

 

9. Dancing Building

Architect: Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Year of Development: 1996

Distinct Feature: Curvy outlines

This stunning building which is built at the bank of Vltava River in Prague is also known as Fred and Ginger. Its intriguing design was created by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. It was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.  The initial name of the building was inspired by the legendary dance duo. The dancing building is its nick name given because of its dancing outlines and curves. Several multinational firms have their offices in it including a French restaurant which occupies its top floor. Beside all the controversies that it faced due to its nontraditional design, it is a worth seeing monument of Prague.

 

8. Sanzhi UFO House

Owned by: Hung Kuo Group

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year of Development: 1978

Distinct Feature: Pod Shap

The UFO houses which are also known as Sanzhi UFO houses are built in Sanzhi district of new Taipei city, Taiwan.  These are pod shaped houses and have resemblance with Futuro houses. The construction of UFO houses was started in 1978. There development was intended to provide vacation resort U.S military officers but later on it converted to commercial seaside resort for tourists. The major reason for the change in plan was because of some unfortunate events that took place during its construction. However it is now the hottest spot for tourists because of its weird architecture.

 

7. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace

Architect: Ferdinand cheval

Location: Hauterives, France

Year of Development: 1879

Distinct Feature: Different Architecture Culture Molded into a Palace

The extraordinary naive art monument Ferdinand cheval palace is located in Hauterives, France. It was a creation of a French postman Ferdinand cheval. This postman began its construction in 1879 and spent 30 years of his life in the development of this ideal palace. The amazing thing about this palace is that Ferdinand cheval extracted its idea from a stone. This masterpiece is a mixture of inspirations from Christianity to Hinduism styles of building. The ideal palace was built with stones, lime, cement and mortar. Cheval is also buried in the palace.

 

6. Forest Spiral Hundertwasser Building

Architect: Heinz M. Springmann

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Year of Development: 2000

Distinct Feature: Forest spiral like a climbing meadow and has over 1000 windows each of which has a different style.

This building is the center of attention for the people from all over the world because of its unusual architecture. It is a lodging complex and contains 105 housing units. It is situated in Burgerpark area in Darmstadt, Germany. The building has an afforested spiral structure. It is built in such a way that it looks like a constantly climbing meadow. It is a twelve story building. Its brilliant design was shaped by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a well known painter of Australia. The picturesque courtyard of the building has a running stream which adds exquisiteness in this spectacular building.

 

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One thought on “10 Extremely Odd Building Architectures Around the World

  1. I’m fascinated by buildings and as an architect i believe the more unconventional a building is, the more beautiful it is. These are very beautiful!

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