10 Extremely Odd Building Architectures Around the World



5. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Frank Gehry

Location: Abando, Bilbao, Spain

Year of Development: 1997

Distinct Feature: Ship like Structure

This building is a masterpiece of contemporary art located in Bilbao, Spain. The Guggenheim museum is designed by a Canadian American architect Frank Gehry. It was established in the mid of October 1997. The silhouette of the building has a similitude with a ship. This ship like museum is built alongside of Nervion River. The edifice is also in the list of most important art work accomplished in the three decade from 1980 to 2010 in the “World Architecture Survey”.  The inside design of the testimonial is random which according to architect was intended to catch the light.


4. Bahá’í House of Worship a.k.a Lotus Temple

Architect: Fariborz sahba

Location: Delhi, India

Year of Development: 1986

Distinct Feature: Lotus like structure

This is a mother temple of Indian subcontinent which was completed in 1986. The facade of the holy place is look like a flower due to which it is called a lotus temple. All people regardless of their religion can visit this place. It is one of the popular places of Delhi, India. The building is popular among architecture experts for its exceptional design and has won many awards. The basic architecture of the building was developed on the basis of Baha’i scripture specified by Abdul Baha’i, the son of fonder of the Baha’i religion.


3. Ripley’s Building

Founder: Robert leRoy Ripley  

Location: Ontario Canada

Year of Development: 2003

Distinct Feature: Cracks on the building

This is an unusual building which is a head office of a famous television program “Ripley’s believe it or not”.  It is full of all odd and mind-boggling artifacts from all over the world.  The uniqueness of the building is that it looks like a building which is cracked by a hurricane. It is located in Ontario, Canada. The building design was actually created to reflect the odd earthquake of 1812 that measured 8.0 on Richter scale. It is one of the most photographed buildings and hence it is on the third position of the list for its matchlessness.


2. The Crooked House

Architect: Szotynscy Zalesk

Location: Sopot, Poland

Year of Development: 2004

Distinct Feature: Looks like a fairy tale picture

It is an inspirational building from children’s illustration in fairy tales. Szotynscy Zalesk was the designer of this awesomely unusual structure. It was built in 2004. There are a number of pubs and restaurants inside the building. It is a three story building with a magical look. It has green shades on its curved roof. This building which is an inspiration of Swedish painter’s paintings and pictures has some outstanding features that grab the attention of passers.


1. Device to Root out Evil

Architect: Dennis Oppenheim

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Year of Development: 1997

Distinct Feature: Upside down church

The device to root out evil is located in Vancouver, Canada. Dennis Oppenheim who is a renowned international artist shaped the exclusive structure of the building. It gives an image of an upside down church and seems as a terrific force is lifting it up. The architect faced many controversies as it was first exhibited in Venice biennale and later on installed in Vancouver. Nevertheless it is a piece of astonishing design and captures attention of everyone from all over the world. Without any doubt it is exclusive in its design and a great example of modern and contemporary art of architecture.

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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