The world owes some of its strangest structures to the masterminds of unconventional architects, who have painted their weird expressions through brick and mortar. There are several strange buildings we come across, which not only look strange but also amaze our minds because of the creativity being used to construct such extraordinary structures. Here is the list of top 10 Strangest Buildings In The World.
Top 10 Strangest Buildings In The World
10. The Dancing House, Czech Republic.
The Dancing House is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague, Czech Republic. The Dancing Building is one of the unique structures ever built. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. It portrays two building hugging each other and dancing. The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.
9. Cubic Houses, Netherlands
Cube houses are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands. The design of this building represents a village within a city. It based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. These strange houses are designed by architect Piet Blom. The central idea of the cube houses around the world is mainly optimising the space, as a house, to a better distribution of the rooms inside.
8. The Dynamic Tower, Dubai
The Dynamic Tower is a proposed 420-metre (1,378 ft), 80-floor moving skyscraper, designed by architect David Fisher. This strange building is located at Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Each floor rotates approx 6 meters per minute and a complete rotation takes 90 minutes. It was proposed as the world’s first prefabricated skyscraper with 40 factory-built modules for each floor.
7. The Crooked House, Poland
This masterpiece is located in Poland and has some extraordinary structure. It was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It can be entered from either Monte Cassino or Morska Streets. It was built in 2004. The 43,000-square-foot building is home to the Rezydent shopping center, and it joins the ranks of the world’s strangest buildings.
6. Habitat 67, Canada
Habitat 67, or simply Habitat, is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Quebec, 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. Habitat 67 is widely considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognizable and spectacular buildings in both Montreal and Canada. Habitat 67 comprises 354 identical, prefabricated concrete forms arranged in various combinations, reaching up to 12 stories in height.
5. Lotus Temple, New Delhi
The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986. Built by the famous architect Fariborz Sahba, the building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards
4. National Centre for the Performing Arts, China
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and colloquially described as The Giant Egg, is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. This project took almost 6 years to be completed. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu.
3. Stone House, Portugal
Quite resembling to that of the Flintstones, the Stone House of Portugal is built between two giant rocks. Like most contemporary homes, it has a front door, roof, and selection of windows – while the huge spherical boulder on the uphill side of the house and scoop-shaped end give it that prehistoric feel. It is surely one of the strangest and magnificent marks of architecture. Reminding of the Stone Age, it is still a pretty comfortable house to stay.
2. The Piano House, China
Huainan City in China hosts one of the most unusual and beautiful buildings in China, the Piano House. This incredible structure was designed by Hefei University of Technology to commemorate advancements in Huainan City. As the name suggests, the house looks like a piano along with a giant violin made of glass as the entrance of the building. The open top of the building works as a canopy for roof terrace. Creativity at its peak.
1. Wonderworks, Tennessee
An entertainment centre located at Tennessee is a major attraction for the visitors. It is an amusement park for the mind with 50,000 square feet of “entertainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. it was designed to give an appearance of a building as if it was being picked and dropped on the nearby building.